Greatest Charge Ever - Page 2

August 26th, 2004  
C/2nd Lt Robot
I'd say the charge of Chamberlains force at i believe Little Round Top during the Civil War. They were able to push back the Texans for a while.
August 26th, 2004  
Even though a blunder, Picketts charge. 15,000 men charging across a wide open field for a quarter mile, over a fence then into musket fire by the Union. only 3,000 made it to the line... amazing power back then =/

And worst charge of course goes to Burnsides at the battle of the Crater. LETS ALL RUN INTO A BIG HOLE!
September 24th, 2004  

Topic: Hm

Pickets Charge was certainly one of the bravest charges I have ever read about. You have to wonder at the courage displayed

Dont forget the charge by the 21st Lancers at the Battle of Omdurman (complete with Lt Winston S Churchill) or the oft forgotten charge of the Heavy Brigade in the Crimea
October 7th, 2004  
I think it would have to be Picketts Charge. What a slaughter. Them "Good old Boys" sure kept coming though.
October 8th, 2004  
Max Power
It has to be the charge at the Nek during the Gallipoli Campaign. The whole attack took place in an area the size of a couple of tennis courts.

Charge at The Nek

The Nek was a vitally important position on the northern end of the ANZAC front line and the scene of a tragic attack by the 3rd Light Horse Brigade at dawn on 7 August 1915. It was a narrow bridge of land that stretched between Russell's Top and Baby 700 across the top of Monash Valley. The Turkish trenches on the slopes of Baby 700 allowed them to dominate the Australian positions below.

As part of the diversionary effort for the August Offensive, the 3rd Light Horse was ordered to attack the Turkish trenches at the Nek at 4.30am on 7 August to support an attack on Baby 700 by New Zealand troops who were to have captured Chunuk Bair the previous evening. The attack commenced with a bombardment of the Turkish positions by a destroyer steaming offshore, but the bulk of the shells fell beyond their target and the bombardment ended seven minutes early. Instead of charging at this point, the officers of the light horse held their men back until the appointed time for the attack arrived. This gave the Turks time to man their positions, having sought shelter during the bombardment.

The first wave of light horsemen from the 8th Light Horse Regiment were shot down by Turkish rifle and machine-gun fire. The second line, also from the 8th, scrambled over the dead and wounded of the first line to make their attack, and suffered the same fate. Cancellation of the attack was proposed, but was rejected by Major John Antill, who had taken over effective command of the 3rd Brigade. The third line of soldiers, from the 10th Light Horse, went over the top and were also shot down. Cancellation was again suggested, but before a decision was made, the right flank of the fourth line charged as a result of a misunderstanding, and the rest of the line followed. They too were mowed down by the Turkish fire. The 8th Light Horse suffered 234 casualties, 154 fatal; and the 10th, suffered 138 casualties, 80 fatal.
October 8th, 2004  
I think the Zulu charge against the Britsh was amazing, the britsh held of thousands and thousands of Zulus with like 50 men and all bolt-action rifles.
October 8th, 2004  
Well, if you're on the side charging, then that would qualify as a pretty lousy charge.
October 8th, 2004  
lol yeah but its one of the biggest ever