Hussars were essential cavalry for many armies around Europe. These fast cavalry served many important functions, including raiding, scouting, flanking enemy formations, or countering other light cavalry. They usually had a light curved sword used for slashing rather than piercing so that the weapon did not get stuck and pulled from their grip, leaving them defenceless.
This Prussian Hussar black rubber mould can cast about two figures per ingot of metal.
The battle of Rossbach was fought on November 5th 1757 between the Prussian army of Frederick the Great and the combined armies of France and the German Empire under Soubize.
When the allied commanders noticed the Prussians moving back from their previous positions to behind a hill they mistakenly believed thy were retreating even before the battle begun and recklessly advanced to overtake and destroy them. The Prussians realising the allies error, prepared their cavalry and artillery just out of sight of the allies over the hill crest. As the Franco-German army surged up the hill, they were suddenly met by the Prussian cavalry at full gallop and the roar of artillery fire, which threw them into disarray. Despite valiant attempts by the French cavalry to halt the now advancing Prussian infantry and rank their own troops, the battle was lost and Prussia won the day.