Taken after our final league match 17/06/2018.
First beginnings of the core players which would establish the 8th started in May 2016 in a regiment known as the '150th Horde'. Every single one of the 150th members who would form the 8th eight months later were recruited from the Napoleonic Role-Play server. For many of the current 8th players, it was their first ever regiment experience. The 150th was led by WarClever who captained the 150th through 5 months of training, cavalry matches, linebattles and a bit of infantry on the side. This period saw a massive change in skill, transforming from role-play casuals into more competitive players. In October, WarClever left the game and the regiment disbanded.
In order to stop the small community the 150th had from dissipating, the more active cavalry players decided to join the '48th Highlanders' as its new cavalry detachment. Led by Cage, the early period of the 48th Cavalry saw many harsh defeats, but was also beneficial to our skill and teamwork, primarily through trial and error. As time went on, the 48th cavalry saw improvement with more victories and decided to sign up for league two of the 4th edition of the 'Cavalry Napoleonic Wars League' in late 2016. This league saw many highlights for the 48th cavalry, pushing the boundaries of what we knew about the game. The 48th cavalry became runner-ups, ending up with 17 points with 5 victories, 2 draws, and 1 loss. Immediately after the conclusion of the tournament, the players from the 150th-turned-48th knew they had to pursue competitive cavalry without the over-arching duties of being a detachment.
Again led by Cage, the 8th King's Royal Hussars was formed on the 18th January 2017, with the aim of providing a place for our members to stay as a community, play games together, act independently and progress to challenge the established cavalry regiments in the wider community. This time saw the most improvement in teamwork and individual skill, with 15 months of consistent activity, trainings and fights. The 8th finished off 2017 strong, with a W/D/L ratio of 40/2/5.
Then, in mid-2018, the 8th entered league 1 of the 5th edition of the ‘Cavalry Napoleonic Wars league’. After 2 months of competition, the 8th managed to achieve third, in front of the 9e and Nr6 and behind the 4e and 14pk with 6 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses. Later in 2018, running from August to October, the 8th participated in the Hussar’s Cup. This intense tournament saw the 8th beating both the Nr4 and Nr6, to narrowly lose in the final 4-6 to the 4e. The 8th finished 2018 with a W/D/L ratio in competitive matches of 20/3/4, including the matches played in the CNWL and the Hussar’s Cup.
Taken at our 2nd anniversary event.