Many countries, including France, employed light cavalry because they were fast, less prone to exhaustion during battle, flexible in terms of tactics and good at chasing down fleeing enemies.
This black rubber Hussar mould can be used hundreds of times before wearing out, provided you use low temperature casting metals. A single ingot of metal can usually be enough to make two mounted semi-flat figures in 40mm scale.
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.