Just which units were part of the Gendarmerie at Blenheim

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Just which units were part of the Gendarmerie at Blenheim

Post by Gunfreak » Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:17 pm

The French Gendarmes are rather confusing.
It concisted of 8 squadrons 1500 men.

Was this the entire guard cavarly, all the various units like this list giant list?


Gardes du Corps du Roi, Compagnie Écossoise, 001 A
Gardes du Corps du Roi, 1er Compagnie Françoise 001 B
Gardes du Corps du Roi, 2eme Compagnie Françoise 002 A
Gardes du Corps du Roi, 2eme Compagnie Françoise 002 A
Company of Grenadiers à cheval 002 B
Gardes du Corps Gendarmes 003 A
Gardes du Corps Chevaux-légers 003 B
Mousquetaires (gris) 1er Compagnie 004 A
Mousquetaires (noirs) 2eme Compagnie 004 B
Gendarmerie 1st Company Gendarmes Écossois 005 A
Gendarmerie 2nd Company Gendarmes Anglois 005 B
Gendarmerie 3rd Company Gendarmes Bourguignons 006 A
Gendarmerie 4th Company Gendarmes de Flandre 006 B
Gendarmerie 5th Company Gendarmes de la Reine 007 A
Gendarmerie 6th Company Chevau-Légers de la Reine 007 B
Gendarmerie 7th Company Gendarmes de Monseigneur le Dauphin 008 A
Gendarmerie 8th Company Chevaux-légers de Monseigneur le Dauphin 008 B
Gendarmerie 9th Company Gendarmes de Bourgogne (Bretagne) 009 A
Gendarmerie 10th Company Chevaux-légers de Bourgogne (Bretagne) 009 B
Gendarmerie 11th Company Gendarmes d’Anjou (de Monsieur) 010 A
Gendarmerie 12th Company Chevaux-légers d’Anjou (de Monsieur) 010 B
Gendarmerie 13th Company Gendarmes de Berry (Artois) 011 A
Gendarmerie 14th Company Chevaux-légers de Berry (Artois) 011 B
Gendarmerie 15th Company Gendarmes d’Orléans 012 A
Gendarmerie 16th Company Chevaux-légers d’Orléans
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Re: Just which units were part of the Gendarmerie at Blenhei

Post by Dfogleman2 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:21 pm

Only the Gendarmerie was at Blenheim. The other units, which were part of the Maison du Roi, were not. The Gendarmerie was not part of the Maison du Roi. So everything beginning with 005 A and after would have been there and all the units before would not have been.
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Re: Just which units were part of the Gendarmerie at Blenhei

Post by Gunfreak » Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:24 pm

Thanks! Now I have to figure out how to divide all those companies into figures.
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Re: Just which units were part of the Gendarmerie at Blenhei

Post by Dfogleman2 » Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:46 pm

The companies were brigaded in pairs, so there were eight squadrons of about 140 men each. I would just create four BLB "squadrons" and use four company standards that look cool. Otherwise , there would be too many flags. The Project Seven Years War website shows how the companies were paired. Note that the colored shoulder belts distinguishing the companies did not appear until after the WSS.
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