[Recruiting!!!] Royal Polish Hussar Regiment

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Polska Chorągiew Husarska Koronna Stanisława Koniecpolskiego

History of the winged Hussars
The true winged hussar arrived with the reforms of the king of Poland and grand duke of Lithuania Stephen Bathory in the 1570s and was later led by the king of Poland and grand duke of Lithuania Jan III Sobieski. The hussars were the leading, or even elite, branch of cavalry in the Polish army from the 1570s until 1776, when their duties and traditions were passed on to the Uhlans by a parliamentary decree. Most hussars were recruited from the wealthier Polish nobility (szlachta).​

About the namegivers : The wings
Instead of ostrich feathers, the husaria men wore wooden arcs attached to their armour at the back and raising over their heads. These arcs, together with bristling feathers sticking out of them, were dyed in various colours in imitation of laurel branches or palm leaves, and were a strangely beautiful sight to behold ... – Jędrzej Kitowicz (1728–1804).
The hussars were famous for their huge 'wings', a wooden frame carrying eagle, ostrich, swan or goose feathers. In the 16th century, characteristic painted wings or winged claws began to appear on cavalry shields.
The most common theory is that the hussars wore the wings because they made a loud, clattering noise which made it seem like the cavalry was much larger than in reality and frightened the enemy's horses. Other possibilities included the wings being made to defend the backs of the men against swords and lassos.

Ranks
Rotmistrz - General
Porucznik – Lieutenant
Chorąży – Flagbearer
1stHussar - highest Hussar Rank
2ndHussar - 2nd highest Hussar Rank
Hussar - Normal Hussar
Pancerny - cossak style cavalry man​

Members
PChK_Rotmistrz_Stanislaw
PChK_Porucznik_BlackHetman
PChK_Chorazy_Vassili
PChK_1stHussar_AbsQwe
PChK_2ndHussar_Gentleman
PChK_Hussar_Reznikov
PChK_Hussar_Torvaldson
PChK_Hussar_Fridericus
PChK_Pancerny_Rasta​

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