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Apparently these mounted Chasseurs á cheval were intended for reconnaissance duties in ww1. Correct me if I am mistaken.
WW1 with the French Calvary and Italian Arditi was basically the European Knight version of The Last Samurai.
TIL: Chasseur is the designation given to certain regiments of French and Belgian light infantry (chasseurs à pied) or light cavalry (chasseurs à cheval) to denote troops trained for rapid action.
Dragoons originally were a class of mounted infantry, who used horses for mobility, but dismounted to fight on foot. From the early 17th century onward, dragoons were increasingly also employed as conventional cavalry, trained for combat with swords from horseback.