Each squadron of a 100 men in the Red Army Cavalry had a field gun and mortars. The small Steppe horses could move sixty miles in a night, in snow, mud or any other landscape, where tanks and trucks were useless. Mounted troops could travel over the worst terrain and were good at dispersal and concealment. Cavalry was invaluable under conditions of fluid fighting.
The rules for cavalry in the bolt action makes them pretty nasty in close combat.
The cavalry unit can advance 9" and run/charge 18" and in close combat they can roll 3 attack dice per man if mounted on horse back.
If shoot at the unit can make a immedite escape move directly away from the troops shooting at them, in the same way as a recce vehicle.
If the cavalry unit dismount from the horses they fight as infantry for the rest of the game.
The cavalry unit is made from a box of Perry ACW cavalry and a box of Wargames Factory Russians.
I am pretty happy how my russian cavalry turned out.... :)
I hope you like them to.