In the centre of the southern front the French awaited the inevitable onslaught. To delay these matters somewhat the French I Reserve Cavalry Corps thundered across the plain toward the Austrian reserve.
The Russians to the West of the river advanced resolutely toward Teste’s division and the Dresden Garrison, which was forming up to defend the French Western approach to the City.
These formations were bolstered further by the resplendent French Guard Cavalry. This was going to be a tough nut to crack!