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You say “……there were 90 cavalry regiments;12 Cuirassier, 32 Dragoon, 21 Chasseur a' chevel, and 14 Hussar…” This totals 79 do you know what where the other 11 Regiments where-lancers/scouts perhaps?
“A Cavalry Division was composed of 5000 sabres, with 250 officers.This included 3 horse brigades, a horse artillery groupe of 12 75mm Mle1897 field guns, an MG platoon of 2 guns,and various platoon sized sapper, telegraph, medical,and service troops. Additonally the French attached a Chasseur Groupe of 328 cyclists.”
I interpret this as meaning that a Cavalry Division would be composed of elements from each of the various types of horse Regiments with a mix of light medium and heavy cavalry? With elements such as the horse artillery troop, MG platoon of, sapper, telegraph, medical and service troops being attached/seconded from their various specialized Regiments? Therefore the Cuirassiers would not have, or for that matter need to have, their own MG platoons?