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Napoleon wanted his army to be a meritocracy , where every soldier, no matter how humble of birth, could rise rapidly to the highest levels of command, much as he had done provided, of course, they did not rise too high or too fast. Main article: Imperial Guard Napoleon I. After returning from exile on Elba in February , Napoleon busied himself in making a renewed push to secure his empire. London: Penguin Books.
Jul 10, · In early , the Grande Armee was a total of , men (, French) In early , the Holy Army of Russia was a total of , men. By September 7th , at Borodino, Napoleons Grande Armee numbered , men with guns and the Russian Army with , men and guns. Russia was the GRAVEYARD for the Grande Armee.
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Value and discipline.Grande Armée motto The Grande Armée was the multinational army lead by Napoleon Bonaparte during the Napoleonic Wars. Under Napoleon's command, the Grande Armée won several significant victories that led to Napoleon's French Empire greatly expanding its control of the European continent. The Grande Armée was initially formed in 1803 as Napoleon was preparing for an ...
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Napoleon Bonaparte took over the army the following year and rapidly came to appreciate Berthier's system, adopting it for his own headquarters, although Napoleon's usage was limited to his own command group. Napoleon snatches a moment's rest on the battlefield of Wagram , his staff and household working around him.
The Maison Militaire de l'Empereur Military Household of the Emperor was Napoleon's personal military staff and included the department of aides-de-camp ADCs , orderly officers until , the Emperor's Cabinet with the Secretariat, a department that collected intelligence about the enemy using spies and the topographical department.
The ADCs to the Emperor were mainly loyal, experienced generals or, at times, other senior officers whom he knew from his Italian or Egyptian campaigns.
All were famous for their bravery and were experts in their own branches of service. Working directly under the supervision of the Emperor, these officers were sometimes assigned to temporary command of units or formations or entrusted with diplomatic missions. When they had to carry orders from the Emperor to an army commander, these would be verbal rather than written. The appointment of ADC to the Emperor was so influential that they were considered to be "Napoleon's eyes and ears" and even marshals were wise to follow their advice and render them the respect due to their function.
On 29 April , a decree organized their service. Every morning at , the duty ADC and his staff were relieved and the new ADC for the next 24 hours had to present the Emperor with a list of names of the staff under his command.
This would consist of two supplementary daytime general ADCs and one night ADC, one equerry and through a rotation system half the number of orderly officers, half the number of the petits aides de camp two or three personal ADCs to the general ADCs, who might also be commanded directly by the Emperor and half the number of pages. Their number differed from time to time, but only 37 officers were ever commissioned ADC to the Emperor and at normal times their number was restricted to Each of these officers wore the normal general's uniform of his rank, but with gold aiguilettes as the symbol of his function.
The appointment of ADC to the Emperor did not always last as long as the Emperor's reign; an ADC might be given another position such as a field command, a governorship, etc. The officiers d'ordonnance orderly officers may be considered as junior ADCs, with the rank of chef d'escadron , captain or lieutenant. They, too, were used for special missions such as reconnaissance and inspections, but also to carry written orders. The decrees regulating their service were signed on 15, 19 and 24 September and finally on 19 September Louis Alexandre Berthier acted as Napoleon's Chief of Staff from until , after his death being replaced by Jean-de-Dieu Soult during the Hundred Days.
The General Headquarters was Berthier's unique domain and the Emperor respected this demarcation. Its personnel received orders only from Berthier and even Napoleon did not interfere in its immense tasks; he would never walk in on Berthier's private staff while they were writing and copying the orders that he had just given.
He also received in the Emperor's name the reports of the marshals and commanding generals and when necessary signed them on Napoleon's behalf. Lest one think this was a safe officejob of the modern staff officers, a contemporary subordinate staff officer, Brossier, reports that at the Battle of Marengo :. He himself was hit by a bullet in the arm. Two of his aides-de-camp, Dutaillis and La Borde, had their horses killed. It was subdivided into several Corps usually from five to seven , each numbering anywhere between 10, to 50,, with the average size being around 20, to 30, troops.
While capable of fully independent operations and of defending themselves until reinforced, the Corps usually worked in close concert together and kept within a day's marching distance of one another. The Corps would often follow separate routes on a wide front and were small enough to live by foraging, allowing fewer supplies to be carried. Napoleon placed great trust in his Corps commanders and usually allowed them a wide freedom of action, provided they acted within the outlines of his strategic objectives and worked together to accomplish them.
When they failed to do this to his satisfaction, however, he would not hesitate to reprimand or relieve them and in many cases took personal command of their Corps himself.
These were only temporary groupings, however, and it was not until that Napoleon made them permanent units.
The main tactical units of the Corps were the divisions , usually consisting of 4, to 10, infantry or 2, to 4, cavalrymen. These in turn were made up of two or three brigades of two regiments apiece and supported by an artillery brigade of three or four batteries , each with six field cannons and two howitzers , making 24 to 32 guns in all.
Napoleon wanted it also to be an example for the entire army to follow, and a force that, since it had fought with him over several campaigns, was completely loyal. Although the infantry was rarely committed en masse, the Guard's cavalry was often thrown into battle as the killing blow and its artillery used to pound enemies prior to assaults. The cavalry of the Guard was involved in combat numerous times, and with few exceptions proved its worth in action. The scouts had only the time to distinguish themselves during the French Campaign in and were dissolved by Louis XVIII upon his restoration.
In , Napoleon had reinstated the term Regiment , the revolutionary term demi-brigade due to the fact there were two per brigade and it lacked the royal connotations was now only used for provisional troops and depot units. There would eventually be Ligne regiments.
A line infantry battalion was numbered at about men; however, this was the battalion's 'full strength' and few units ever reached this. From to a line infantry battalion had eight fusilier companies, and one grenadier company. From to a line infantry battalion had seven fusilier companies, one grenadier company, and one voltigeur company. From to a line infantry battalion had four companies of fusiliers, one company of grenadiers, and one company of voltigeurs. According to the rules, every company was to have: privates, 1 Corporal-fourrier Clerk , 8 Corporals, 4 Sergeants, 1 Sergeant major, 2 second lieutenants, 1 first lieutenant and 1 capitain.
A French Line Infantry grenadier left and voltigeur right c. Grenadiers were the elite of the line infantry and the veteran shock troops of the Napoleonic infantry. After regulations stipulated that line Grenadiers were to replace their bearskin with a shako lined red with a red plume; however, many chose to retain their bearskins.
In addition to the standard Charleville model and bayonet, Grenadiers were also equipped with a short sabre. The Grenadier company would usually be situated on the right side of a formation, traditionally the place of greatest honour. During a campaign, Grenadier companies could be detached to form a Grenadier battalion or occasionally a regiment or brigade. These formations would then be used as a shock force or the Vanguard for a larger formation. These troops were to be second only to the Grenadiers in the battalion hierarchy.
Their name comes from their original mission. Voltigeurs were to combat enemy cavalry by vaulting up onto the enemy's horses, a fanciful idea which failed to succeed in combat. Despite this, the Voltigeurs did perform a valuable task, skirmishing and providing scouts for each battalion, as well as providing an organic light infantry component for each line regiment.
In Voltigeur training, emphasis was placed on marksmanship and quick movement. Voltigeurs were equipped with large yellow and green or yellow and red plumes for their bicornes. After , their shakos were lined with yellow and carried similar plumes. They also had yellow epaulettes lined green and a yellow collar on their coats. Originally, Voltigeurs were to be equipped with the short dragoon musket, however in practice they were equipped with the Charleville model and bayonet.
Like Grenadiers, Voltigeurs were equipped with a short sabre for close combat, and like Grenadiers this was rarely used. Voltigeur companies could be detached and formed into regiments or brigades to create a light infantry formation. After , the Voltigeur company was situated on the left of the line when in combat. This was traditionally the second highest position of honour in the line of battle.
The Fusilier was armed with a smoothbore , muzzle -loaded flintlock Charleville model musket and a bayonet. Fusilier training placed emphasis on speed of march and endurance, along with individually aimed fire at close range and close quarters combat. This differed greatly from the training given to the majority of European armies, which emphasised moving in rigid formations and firing massed volleys.
Many of the early Napoleonic victories were due to the ability of the French armies to cover long distances with speed, and this ability was thanks to the training given to the infantry. From , each battalion comprised eight Fusilier companies. Each company numbered around men. In , one of the Fusilier companies was dissolved and reformed as a Voltigeur company. In , Napoleon reorganised the Infantry battalion from nine to six companies.
The new companies were to be larger, comprising men, and four of these were to be made up of Fusiliers, one of Grenadiers, and one of Voltigeurs. The line Fusilier wore a bicorne hat, until this was superseded by the shako in The uniform of a Fusilier consisted of white trousers, white surcoat and a dark blue coat the habit long model until , thereafter the habit veste with white lapels, red collar and cuffs.
Each Fusilier wore a coloured pom-pom on his hat. The colour of this pom-pom changed depending on the company the man belonged to, as military uniforms reached their excessive pinnacle at around this period in time. After the reorganisation, the First company was issued with a dark green pom-pom, the second with sky blue , the third with orange and the fourth with violet.
The difference lay in the training and the resulting high esprit de corps. After two campaigns, the tallest and bravest chasseurs were chosen to join the Carabinier company. As with the grenadiers, Carabiniers were required to wear moustaches.
They were armed with the Charleville model , a bayonet and a short sabre. The Carabinier uniform consisted of a tall bearskin cap superseded in by a red trimmed shako with a red plume. They wore the same uniform as the chasseurs, but with red epaulettes. Carabinier companies could be detached to form larger all Carabinier formations for assaults or other operations requiring assault troops. The colpack had a large yellow over red plume and green cords.
After , a shako replaced the colpack, with a large yellow plume and yellow lining. They made up the majority of the formation. They were armed with the Charleville model musket and a bayonet, and also with a short sabre for close combat. As was common in the Napoleonic army, this weapon was quickly blunted by being used to chop wood for fires. From , each battalion comprised eight chasseur companies.
The new companies were to be larger, comprising men, and four of these were to be made up of chasseurs. Until , they were equipped with a cylindrical shako with a large dark green plume and decorated with white cords. Their uniform was a darker blue than that of the line regiments, to aid with camouflage while skirmishing.
Their coat was similar to that of the line troops, but their lapels and cuffs were also dark blue, and it featured dark green and red epaulettes. They also wore dark blue trousers and high imitation hussar boots. After , the cylindrical shako was replaced with the standard shako, but was still embellished by white cords. As with the line fusiliers, chasseur companies were distinguished by coloured pom-poms, but the colours for the different companies changed from regiment to regiment. Cavalry regiments of —1, men were made up of three or four Escadrons of two companies each, plus supporting elements.
In light cavalry and dragoon regiments, the first company of the every regiment's first escadron, was always designated as 'Elite', with presumably, the best men and horses. Consequently, the quality of French cavalry drastically declined. Napoleon rebuilt the branch, turning it into arguably the finest in the world. Until it was undefeated in any large engagements above the regimental level. There were two primary types of cavalry for different roles, heavy and light.
The elite among all French heavy cavalry line formations, the two regiments of Mounted Carabiniers have a very similar appearance with the Mounted Grenadiers of the Imperial Guard; bearskins, long blue coats, etc. In , appalled by their mauling at the hands of the Austrian Uhlans , Napoleon ordered that they be given armour.
The Carabinier's refusal to copy the less elite Cuirassiers resulted in them being given special armor, with their helmets and cuirasses being sheathed in bronze for added visual effect. But this did not prevent them from being defeated by the Russian cuirassiers at Borodino in , and panicking before the Hungarian hussars at Leipzig the following year. As with the knights, they served as the shock troops of the cavalry.
Because of the weight of their armour and weapons, both trooper and horse had to be big and strong, and could consequently put a lot of force behind their charge. Though the cuirass could not protect against flintlock musket fire, it could deflect shots from long range, offered some protection from pistol fire and could protect the wearer from ricochets. Napoleon usually combined together all of his cuirassiers and carabiniers into a cavalry reserve, to be used at the decisive moment of the battle.
In this manner they proved to be an extremely potent force on the battlefield, leaving their opponents impressed if not awestruck. The British, in particular, who mistakenly believed the cuirassiers were Napoleon's bodyguard, and would later come to adapt their distinctive helmets and breastplates for their own Household Cavalry.
He also reintroduced the practice of wearing body armor, which had practically disappeared in Europe during the 18th century. The medium-weight mainstays of the French cavalry, although considered heavy cavalry, who were used for battle, skirmishing and scouting.
They were highly versatile being armed not only with traditional sabres the finest with three edges made of Toledo steel , but also muskets with bayonets which were kept in a saddleboot when riding , enabling them to fight on foot as infantry as well as mounted. Part of the price for this versatility was their horsemanship and swordsmanship were often not up to the same standards as that of the other cavalry troops, which made them the subjects of some mockery and derision.
Finding enough of the right kinds of horses for these part-time cavalrymen also proved a challenge. Some infantry officers were even required to give up their mounts for the dragoons, creating resentment towards them from this branch as well. There were 25, later 30, dragoon regiments.
In , only 15 could be raised and mounted in time for the Hundred Days. These fast, light cavalrymen were the eyes, ears and egos of Napoleonic armies. This opinion was not entirely unjustified and their flamboyant uniforms reflected their panache.
Tactically, they were used for reconnaissance , skirmishing and screening for the army to keep their commanders informed of enemy movements while denying the foe the same information and to pursue fleeing enemy troops. Lasalle was killed at the battle of Wagram at age These were light cavalry identical to Hussars in arms and role.
But, unlike the chasseurs of the Imperial guard discussed previously and their infantry counterparts discussed below, they were considered less prestigious or elite.
Their uniforms were less colourful as well, consisting of infantry-style shakos in contrast to the fur busby worn by some French hussars , green coats, green breeches and short boots. They were armed with, as their name indicates, lances along with sabres and pistols. Lancers were the best cavalry for charging against infantry in square, where their lances could outreach the infantry's bayonets , as happened to Colborne's British brigade at Albuera in and also in hunting down a routed enemy.
You can really "see" the brigade deployed in a checkerboard formation with skirmishers up front. Meanwhile on the left, the 28mm figures give a nice, detailed presentation. Artillery units are mounted on rectangular bases 1. How Many Players? For newer players I always recommend one corps per player. That's usually units per player. The Grande Armee book contains an introductory scenario Fuentes de Onooro that is ideal for two new players.
This web site also has several small scenarios available for you to download. Some others include:. Variable Movement: You only know roughly how fast your units will move each turn. It's variable, based on your level of control of those units, the presence of the enemy, the weather, and the terrain. Terrain penalties for movement are also unpredictable.
And once your units get in close with the enemy, they may or may not attack, in spite of your wishes. Does this sound complicated? It isn't; one six-sided die roll takes care of it all, for each unit. No Written Orders: Using the Command Point CP chits, each player makes decisions about the control of his forces. Those which aren't controlled may or may not behave as he wishes. Weather is extremely important, not an optional add-on at the end. Visibility is central to the game's command and control system, and ground condition affects everything.
Chaos: You're the army commander. So you can't control things like skirmishing, opportunity charges, evasions, and so on. All these things happen on their own, often in ways you didn't want or expect. If you expend your precious CP chits to micro-manage one portion of your army, control slips in the other parts. You can only do so much at once, and for the rest you hope for the best.
Army Morale and Pursuit: You have to conserve your cavalry for a pursuit if you're victorious or to cover your retreat. You might win the battle, but the enemy gets away because of his cavalry screen, or darkness, or bad weather, or At the beginning of each turn, the army commander gets a number of Command Points CPs based on his skill, the weather, the type of army, and a die roll.
The CPs are used for a number of things in the game, such as creating detachments, assisting rally attempts for broken units, altering the initiative rolls, and so on.
Each corps commander has a Control Number which expresses his "cost" in CPs. An excellent general has a low control number, meaning that he requires little maintenance or attention.
Monsieur Loria 24th Mounted Chasseur Regiment Chevalier of the Legion of Honor. Monsieur Maire 7th Hussars c. Monsieur Mauban 8th Dragoon Regiment Monsieur Schmit 2nd Mounted Chasseur Regiment The veterans whose portraits are shown here were among the thousands of soldiers who received this medal.
Monsieur Verlinde of the 2nd Lancers These remarkable portraits are part of the Anne S. Brown Military Collection, but no one can claim for certain how Mrs.
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Napoleon’s ‘Grande Armée’ (1) By 1813, Napoleon could count on more than a million soldiers in his Grande Armée, which was made up of not only French units, but also foreign ones too, including Polish, Dutch, Italian and Spanish regiments. The Napoleonic army was made up …
Jul 10, · In early , the Grande Armee was a total of , men (, French) In early , the Holy Army of Russia was a total of , men. By September 7th , at Borodino, Napoleons Grande Armee numbered , men with guns and the Russian Army with , men and guns. Russia was the GRAVEYARD for the Grande Armee. Napoleon’s ‘Grande Armée’ (1) By , Napoleon could count on more than a million soldiers in his Grande Armée, which was made up of not only French units, but also foreign ones too, including Polish, Dutch, Italian and Spanish regiments. The Napoleonic army was made Estimated Reading Time: 4 mins. Apr 05, · From Middle French armee, from the feminine past participle of the verb armer; first attested in French circa (except in Anglo-Norman), borrowed through Anglo-Norman from Medieval Latin armāta (“armed force”), the neuter plural form of the past participle of Latin armō (“to arm”), from arma (“arms, weapons”), from Proto-Indo.
Napoleon defeated the allied Austrian-Russo armies, and he also was victorious in the Wars of the Fourth and Fifth Coalitions that followed. Napoleon was forced to form Grand Armee armies for the battles that followed.
The Alamo Defenders are moving about in their fort, having survived the massive assault from Santa Anna. Two men are on the walls keeping watch and the other 3 are moving their deceased colleagues. The Defenders on the wall aim their rifles but are too slow and get blasted by a Rilynn Rae of bullets. The stand spread apart and each fire their rifles, hitting two of the French warriors.
The other Alamo Defender, James Bowie, fired a round from his Baker rifle, hitting the man who shot Crocket in the chest.
He fired a round, hitting the side of his Baker rifle. Both warriors drew their melee weapons as Crockett feels manages to get to his feet and begins Grand Armee load his Baker rifle. The French warrior Grand Armee high with his saber but James parried and counter slashed, hitting him in the side of his cheek. The French warrior raises his sword for another slash when suddenly a round slams into his side. He drops Grand Armee the ground as James retrieved his knife and thrusted it into his throat.
Crockett stood using the Baker rifle Nackt Spazieren Gehen a cane and looked around him. A fort of men and now only Dating Hautnah Staffel 3 remained. This battle was close, but the Alamo Defenders emerged victorious. To see the original battle, weapons, and votes, click here. Deadliest Fiction Wiki Explore. Main Page Discuss All Pages Community Recent Blog Posts.
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