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  • Originally posted by ewpeyia View Post
    This was posted on another forum - any ideas on what unit it is?

    Ed

    He is; Poland: Lithuanian (contingent) Gendarme c.1812

    They charged with the French Cuirassiers at the Beresina to clear a path for the retreating Grand Armee. 200 of them were inducted into the Polish Lancers of the guard. (see plate 94, page 167 Napoleonic Uniforms volume II, By J.R Elting.

    Paul
    Last edited by Dibble201Bty; 29 Apr 10, 02:22.
    ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
    All human ills he can subdue,
    Or with a bauble or medal
    Can win mans heart for you;
    And many a blessing know to stew
    To make a megloamaniac bright;
    Give honour to the dainty Corse,
    The Pixie is a little shite.

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    • The americans in the 1813 campaign

      Hi,
      but for the battalion of the american contingent in the campaign of 1813 in Germany,of which here you are the picture of an officer, any knows the infos about the standard men, officers and the total force of them.
      Many thanks
      Anthony
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      • Originally posted by sabrivo1965 View Post
        Hi,
        but for the battalion of the american contingent in the campaign of 1813 in Germany,of which here you are the picture of an officer, any knows the infos about the standard men, officers and the total force of them.
        Many thanks
        Anthony



        Officer, 5th Battalion, 60th Foot, 1812

        From Osprey's Wellingtons Infantry (2)
        Th battalion was in the West Indies "where it was reinforced by 33 Officers and 600 NCOs and men from lowenstein's Chasseurs. It later went to South America, and from there to Canada. In 1805 the Battalion returned to England and the following year recieved an additional 44 Officers, 22 sergeants and 800 rank and file.

        Taken from:
        www.lightinfantry.org.uk

        "At the end of 1797 - the year in which the Duke of York became colonel in-chief - it was decided to increase the forces in America, and another Act of Parliament (38 Geo. III., c. 13) was passed authorizing the Crown "to augment His Majesty's 60th Regiment of Infantry by the addition of a Fifth Battalion," to serve in America only, and to consist of foreigners. This battalion, the first green-coated rifle battalion in the Army, was organised under the command of Lieut-Colonel Baron de Rottenburg, of Hompesch's Corps. It was formed of 17 officers and 300 men from Hompesch's Chasseurs, and was dressed in bottle-green cut-away coats with scarlet facings, white waistcoats, blue pantaloons, with black leather helmets and black belts. This fifth or "Jager" battalion served in Ireland in 1798 during the Rebellion, and then proceeded to the West Indies, where, in June, 1799, it received 33 officers and 600 men from Lowenstein's Chasseurs, another regiment of foreigners, at the capture of Surinam in 1791 and afterwards in South and North America. In 1804 an Act was passed authorizing 10,000 foreign troops to serve in England, and the 5th Battalion was brought home in consequence in 1806. It went to Portugal in June, 1808, and from the opening skirmish at Obidos, on 15th August, two days before the battle of Roleia or Rolica down to the end of the war, took part in Wellington's campaigns in Portugal, Spain and the South of France. After the peace, this battalion was disbanded, and some 400 of the men were drafted into the second (now first) battalion. A sixth and seventh battalion, also formed of Germans, part light infantry and part rifles, and also dressed in green, were raised in 1799, another Act of Parliament (39 Geo. Ill., c. 104) being passed for this purpose. The Sixth battalion served under the Duke of York in Holland and in the West Indies. An eighth battalion was afterwards formed, a further Act (54 Geo. III., c. 12) being passed, which permitted the 60th to serve in any place or country out of Great Britain, and orders were issued to raise a ninth and a tenth battalion, which, we believe, were never completed. The services of the several battalions during the period 1802-15 extended to Goree and the Gambia, the Cape, Ireland, and the Channel Islands (legally not part of Great Britain), besides the Peninsula, the West Indies, and North America. After the peace of 1815 all the battalions except the second and third were disbanded. The surviving battalions wore scarlet until 1818, when the green, with scarlet facings, of the disbanded rifle battalion, was adopted as the uniform of the regiment."
        Paul
        Last edited by Dibble201Bty; 30 Apr 10, 15:39.
        ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
        All human ills he can subdue,
        Or with a bauble or medal
        Can win mans heart for you;
        And many a blessing know to stew
        To make a megloamaniac bright;
        Give honour to the dainty Corse,
        The Pixie is a little shite.

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        • Nice pics of 5/60!


          Has anyone posted this link yet:
          http://uniform1812.ifrance.com/lignechasseurs.htm
          IN.HOC.SIGNO.VINCUS
          http://mattyd.com

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          • Prussian Landwehr:


            Last edited by Pilsudski; 30 Apr 10, 19:28.
            "To be defeated and not submit, is victory; to be victorious and rest on one's laurels, is defeat."
            --Marshal Józef Piłsudski

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            • The rifles don't seem right, but it's a very cool pic.
              IN.HOC.SIGNO.VINCUS
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              • Originally posted by Mattyd View Post


                The rifles don't seem right, but it's a very cool pic.
                Yeah, those look like Mauser 98s! That's 1898! Not 1798...
                History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon. Napoleon Bonaparte
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                BoRG
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                "I am Arthur, King of the Britons!"

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                • In case any out there don't know.

                  Here is the site for all of your downloadable Historex card plates by Eugene Leliepvre. All you have to do to bring up a plate, is to left click on the list on the left, and up will come a plate for you to download

                  http://members.upnaway.com/~obees/so...ms/dframe.html

                  A Hussars example



                  And if you go to the home page you will get black and white line drawings like this example of the Grenadiers a Cheval.



                  Paul
                  Last edited by Dibble201Bty; 30 Apr 10, 22:52.
                  ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
                  All human ills he can subdue,
                  Or with a bauble or medal
                  Can win mans heart for you;
                  And many a blessing know to stew
                  To make a megloamaniac bright;
                  Give honour to the dainty Corse,
                  The Pixie is a little shite.

                  Comment


                  • Originally posted by Mattyd View Post


                    The rifles don't seem right, but it's a very cool pic.
                    LOL that's quite comical actually.
                    "To be defeated and not submit, is victory; to be victorious and rest on one's laurels, is defeat."
                    --Marshal Józef Piłsudski

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                    • Originally posted by Mattyd View Post


                      The rifles don't seem right, but it's a very cool pic.
                      This picture was taken at a borodino reenactment a few year ago
                      Due to some "russian administration law' the use of old flint rifle was not authorised as "there was no way to be sure they do not fire for real' a last minute solution was find to give all the reenactor more moderne rifle with blank amunition
                      those rifle are old mosin nagant and technicly they belong to the russian army

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                      • Me thinks that Europe would look very different today if Napoleon's army had Mosin Nagants.
                        Last edited by Mattyd; 01 May 10, 01:39.
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                        • Originally posted by Mattyd View Post
                          Me thinks that Europe would look very different today if Napoleon's army had Mosin Nagants.
                          That sounds like a thread in the Alternative Timeline subforum.
                          "To be defeated and not submit, is victory; to be victorious and rest on one's laurels, is defeat."
                          --Marshal Józef Piłsudski

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                          • Found some more:
                            http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums...nactment/page2

                            That looks AWESOME!
                            Last edited by Mattyd; 01 May 10, 01:45.
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                            • Originally posted by Pilsudski View Post
                              That sounds like a thread in the Alternative Timeline subforum.

                              Or a novel written by David Drake!
                              IN.HOC.SIGNO.VINCUS
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                              • Originally posted by Torien View Post
                                Yeah, those look like Mauser 98s! That's 1898! Not 1798...
                                This is a Mosin rifle. In Russia, the police banned the use of muskets in the reconstruction of Borodino, which would have been no accidents. Rifles take from Mosfilm

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