The Hussars screened the heavy infantry's advance and pursued the foe, once the infantry's volleys of boltgun fire set them to flight. They were also ready to mount an assault into the enemy, to buy their Battle Brothers time to take up positions, before retreating back to safety. Only the most steadfast and disciplined of a Legion's assault cadre were assigned as Hussars, though. They were warriors that could be relied upon in the heat of battle and those that excelled, were amongst the elite of their Legion. So much so, that many Legionary officers had once served within the ranks of the Hussar Squadrons.