Life Guards", 1709
300 anniversary of the Battle of POLTAVA: Part 3. The Battle. July 11, 2009.
History of the regt
battle reenactment started at about 13:00 with cannon shots.
Cavalry firts appeared on the field: after several clashes Swedish cavalry pushed Russian dragoons out of field.
Then infantry of both armies stepped forward and formed lines of battle.
...and started to approach each other exchanging volleys:
When Russian first line went forward, Swedes gave fire and charged with swords and bayonets. Some Muscovites fell and other fled:
However, Russian second line stood firm in front of Caroliners
Russian formed single long line and advanced
So Swedes started to retire
Russian infantry went forward and gave fire:
When Swedes withdrew to their initial positions they went to their final charge:
After our bullets stopped them, we fixed bayonets and charged
Victorious we went off the field and the foe surrenderred:
(с) Photos by participants and spectators of the festival.
Living History Unit "Preobrazhensky Life Guards" (с) 2009