Four squadrons of French cavalry got more than they bargained for as they trotted off on a jolly towards the allied lines. Coming across some Austrian lancers they decided to give chase only to find the Hessen-Homberg hussars lying in ambush! The Austrian lancers soon turned and joined their comrades in the charge. The French, out-numbered and taken by surprise soon gave way and fled east only to find enemy artillery and infantry to their flank.
The French cavalry included two squadrons each of Vistula lancers and dragoons. These being part of Gen. Lefebre-Desnoettes cavalry division. The dragoons incured most of the casualties as they were nearer to the guns, but they managed to scare off some Grenzers before they made their escape. Subsequently the morale of these two units has come down a notch to the indignation of their commander!
All in all a good skirmish for the Allies, and a little morale boost.
Allied forces involved: (all Austrian)
2 squadrons lancers
3 squadrons hussars
2 battalions grenzer
2 battalions line infantry
1 battalion grenadiers
|French cavalry on a jolly|
|Vistula lancers in their czapka covers|