Military Subjects: Organization, Strategy & Tactics


Russian Cavalry Maneuvers in 1812

Provided by: Alexander Mikaberidze, FINS

The following prints show Russian cavalry maneuvers as they were supposed to be conducted by Russian drill regulations. The source is:

Stoletie Voennogo Ministerstva 1802-1902 [Centenary of the Ministry of War], published in St. Petersburg in
1903.

 

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Legend for the Plates
Squadron in Battle Position

Column by Companies: Inscription Right (top) and Left (bottom) Flanks

 

Turning Move of the Squadron

March by Companies from the Right Flank to Back

Deploying a Front to the Back after the First Company from a Company Column when the Right Flank is to the Front

 

 

Deploying a Front to the Back after the Second Company from a Company Column when the Right Flank is to the Front

Changing Front to Back After the First Company

Merging the Companies When Facing the Obstacles

 

Contre-March Inscriptions: By three (top); By ranks
(bottom)

Deploying an Oblique Order During the Retreat

On Flankers and Their Deployment Without Exchange of Fire

On Flanking the Carabineers

 

 

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