Saxon cuirassiers - one of the best cavalry Units of epoch...
Friedland (after their good performance at this battle, Konig Cuirassier regiment was awarded Guard status and become Leib Guard Cuirassier regiment)
Borodino (their most famous battle... Garde du Corps and Zastrow regiments)
- The fight for Semenovskoye - they had broken two squares, defeated Sievers dragoons, but were, in their turn, beaten by Russian cuirassiers and hussar regiment (His Majesty Cuirassier, Her Majesty Cuirassier, Astrakhan Cuirassier regiments, Achtyrka Hussar regiment, perhaps, some more regiments);
- The fight for Grand redoubt - they had captured the redoubt after failed attack of Wathier cuirassiers led by Caulaincourt - great act of bravery (there is version of redoubt had been captured by French cuirassiers of Wathier, in any case - Saxon and French cuirassiers made great efforts for this success), than they charged square (part of them went through the formation), then they faced Russian dragoons, after retreat of dragoons, Saxons were charged by Russian elite Guard cavalry - Chevalier Guard and Leib Horse Guard regiments (Guard vs Guard!) and were defeated... They managed some attacks, but all were beaten off by Chevalier and Leib Horse Guards. In addition to it, Zastrow regiment was charged by mistake by French carabiniers... Latter had been retreated after failed fight against Russian cavalry and took Zastrow cuirassiers, in their white coats and black cuirasses, for Russians.
Dresden (Zastrow and Leib Cuirassier Garde regiments)
- Zastrow cuiassiers broken two Austrian squares, and took as prisoners all officers and privates and 2 colors (!).
Leipzig (Zastrow and Leib Cuirassier Garde regiments)
- 4 squadrons of Leib Cuirassier Garde regiment took part in a famous Bordesulle's attack, they captured Russian battery of 12 cannons and fought against Russian dragoons (perhaps, cuirassiers), that were trying to recapture it...
They are impressive, aren't they?
Borodino (but there is mistake here - Garde du Corps didn't faced Astakhan Cuirassier regiment front vs front - Garde du Corps (in disordered formation) was attacked to it's flank and rear and retreated to join Zastrow regiment)
(artist - Ezhov)
Dresden (artist - Telenik)