In the modern age, the role of the cavalry was not necessary to ride down the enemy with lance and sabre, but to use thor horses to get to the battlefield and manoeuvre around the flanks of the enemy. Once in position, the cavalry generally dismount and fight on foot as infantry.
Polish cavalry platoons are small with just eighteen to twenty dismounted soldiers. They are equipped with one of the excellent Polish wz. 35 anti-tank rifles and a wz. 28 automatic rifle. This gives a company of three platoons sufficient firepower to fight as infantry and plenty of anti-tank capability to deal with German tanks.