The positioning of cavaliers depended on a range of factors, the chief considerations being the lie of the land beyond the ditch and the need for total control of the area by the defending army.
The Martinengo Cavalier to the northwest of the bastion, (photograph: G. Papanikolaou, Yiorgos Papanikolaou)
British military installations on the Martinengo Cavalier, 1900 - 1905 (G. Gerola, Vikelaia Municipal Library, Heraklion)