Heavy cavalry were used to directly assault infantry in line formations. They often wore a breastplate to help them survive musket fire. During the Battle of Rossbach, these Garde de Corps defeated many enemies and captured enemy kettle drums and standards. Cavalry standard bearers had much smaller standards than their infantry counterparts due to the difficulty of wielding such items on horseback.
This cavalry mould can be used, with Model metal, hundreds of times, however due to the size of this 40mm scale semi-flat figure you will only be able to cast 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.