What is Light Infantry?

Introduction Light infantry is a designation applied to certain types of foot soldiers (infantry) throughout history, typically having lighter equipment or armament or a more mobile or fluid function than other types of infantry, such as heavy infantry or line infantry. Historically, light infantry often fought as scouts, raiders and skirmishers – soldiers who fight… Read More

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What is Infantry?

Introduction Infantry is a military specialisation that engages in military combat on foot, distinguished from cavalry, artillery, and armoured forces. Also known as foot soldiers or infantrymen, infantry traditionally relies on moving by foot between combat(s) – but may also use mounts, military vehicles, or other transport. Infantry make up a large portion of all… Read More