Gardes de Baviere & Gardes de Cologne

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Gardes de Baviere & Gardes de Cologne

Post by Glorfindel » Mon May 18, 2020 1:04 pm

I'm painting up a number of French & allied Regiments which form part of the Ramillies Order of Battle and have come across a brigade comprising the above two Regiments. I've also seen reference to them brigaded together at Malplaquet.

I am now trying to work out who they are as I can find no other reference to Bavarian or Cologne 'Guards' Regiments at the time. My assumption is that this is simply a French translation for 'Leibregiment zu Fuss', which are present in both armies.

Does this sound reasonable ?


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Re: Gardes de Baviere & Gardes de Cologne

Post by Friedrich August I. » Tue May 19, 2020 10:29 pm

Yes, it does. In french the Leib-Regiment has no counter Part.
England got their Life-Gueards...

So I believe that you are on the right course.

I don't know if this is of any help but this map seems to contain a OOB of Malplaquet
http://www.digam.net/index.php?page=1&I ... d=871&id=0

OOB Ramillies

http://www.digam.net/index.php?page=1&ID=3775
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Re: Gardes de Baviere & Gardes de Cologne

Post by Glorfindel » Wed May 20, 2020 3:08 pm

Thank you for the reply. The archive diagram is very interesting indeed and I hope I can enlarge it sufficiently to read.

I have also found this:

https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k ... /f56.image


From 'La Bataille de Malplaquet'. Very clear but unfortunately only covers the French Infantry.

Thanks again,


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Post by Glorfindel » Wed May 20, 2020 3:15 pm

...I'm now looking forward to the new Osprey on Malplaquet being written by Simon MacDowall.

[urlhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Malplaquet-1709-Marlbo ... 695&sr=8-1][/url]
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Post by Friedrich August I. » Wed May 20, 2020 6:23 pm

I looked also in Mathias von der Schulenburg's Book, as it was somewhere stated that he had taken command of a Force at Malplaquet but I could not find anything in his Book. Sorry.
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Post by 18th Century Guy » Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:58 pm

Not sure if I'm too late to this but I did find this image for the Bavarian "Life Guard" and Cologne Foot Guard.
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Re: Gardes de Baviere & Gardes de Cologne

Post by Glorfindel » Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:50 pm

Thank you - some really excellent uniform guides. I particularly like the Bavarian Leibregiment and will have to include at least a battalion of these.

Thanks again.



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