Duchy of Warsaw 3rd Line Infantry, 1st Battalion

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Duchy of Warsaw 3rd Line Infantry, 1st Battalion

Post by 14th Brooklyn » Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:24 am

Just finished my latest addition to the Grande Armee:

http://dhcwargamesblog.wordpress.com/20 ... battalion/

Enjoy,

Burkhard

And the usual pre-view (with lots more clickable photos on the blog):

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Post by Friedrich August I. » Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:12 am

Those boys looks very good!

Did you know that Saxony was choosen by Napoleon to rule the Poles because they were the only foreign Nation they Poles accepted but also because they had the suitable Industrial Capacity to produce and Finance the Uniforms - as they financed the raising of the complete Polish Army!

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Post by 14th Brooklyn » Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:18 am

No I did not!

But it would explain why the Polish Cuirassiers were brigaded with the Saxons during the Russian Campaign... I could never understand that!
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Post by Friedrich August I. » Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:00 pm

Somehow the combination of Saxons, Poles and Westphalian to form the Right Wing of the Grande Armee invading Russia has been interesting:

First because the Westphalien Troops while being stationed in Saxony 1809 inspired the Saxons to redesign their own Army.
Second almost all of the Poles have been in on the Payroll of the Saxon King as their (Grand-)Duke of Warszaw.
Third Saxons, Westphaliens and Poles fought often Side by side in different Theatres.
So the Polish, the Westphalien and the Saxon Corps have grouped together.
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Post by 14th Brooklyn » Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:15 am

Know there you know more than I do (yet)!

What surprised me the most about the Polish Cuirassiers being brigaded together with the Saxon ones was that the Poles had quiet a large cavalry force, including troops types that could be considered heavy, and I would have expected those to remain together. But then, with the affinity you mention it makes sense since it cave the Saxon Cuirassiers more punch without the need to mix in French Cavalry.
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Post by janner » Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:53 pm

Still loving these :)
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Post by 14th Brooklyn » Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:48 am

Still glad you do! 8)
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Post by Churchill » Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:17 am

Hi Burkhard,

Excellent painting as usual, but what make are the figures and is the flag by GMB or someone else :?:
I've just ordered 10 Hanoverian wss flag's from Stuart of Maverick flags.

Best Wishes,

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Re: Duchy of Warsaw 3rd Line Infantry, 1st Battalion

Post by Friedrich August I. » Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:54 am

Hi Burkhard,

Not withstandig the possibility of a joke try to remember the position of Grenadiers and Voltigeurs with the following "Eselsbrücke" :D

G(r)enadiers = r - rechts/right

Vo(l)tigeurs = l - links/left

That counts for Deployment in Line and in Coloumn of Divisions/Attack Coloumn.

Hope the helps - to be remembered :wink:

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Re: Duchy of Warsaw 3rd Line Infantry, 1st Battalion

Post by kiwipeterh » Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:21 am

My memory jogger is that the Light company goes on the Left of the unit (from the perspective of the troops in the unit of course!).

Another way is to think of the grenadiers getting the position of 'honour' on the right. The position of honour because it was the most dangerous end of the line in the days when people fought with shields as the shield was held with/on the left arm meaning that those on the right had their unprotected right side exposed on the open flank. At least that's what I've been lead to believe.

Oh yes - a beautiful unit Burkhard.

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Post by 14th Brooklyn » Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:27 am

Thank you guys for all the nice comments (and aids to memorise the position of companies)!

@ Ray: The miniatures are from Murawski, the flags are GMB. I never use anything but GMB or at times Victrix. The later are good if you copy them on proper paper!

Thanks again,

Burkhard
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