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Chortle Fezian Inactive Member20 Feb 2012 3:44 a.m. PST

Which battles did the Wurttemberg mounted jaegers see action in? Did they go to Russia in 1812?

I've just noticed the unit for the first time while browsing the Firing line miniatures catalog on Bicorne miniatures site.

SJDonovan Inactive Member20 Feb 2012 4:13 a.m. PST

Two mounted Jager regiments, No3 Herzog Louis and No4 Konig, were in the Ney's III Corps. The 4th formed part of the 9th Light Cavalry Brigade and the 3rd transferred to the II Cavalry Corps in April. I think both were present at Borodino.

Fotherington Thrip Inactive Member20 Feb 2012 4:43 a.m. PST

They were also present in the 1809 Campaign although the Wurttemburg Division were not at Aspern Essling or Wagram. Having said that the Herzog Heinrich Regiment was at both as part of the IV Corp Cavalry under Maraluz.

Chortle Fezian Inactive Member20 Feb 2012 9:48 a.m. PST

Thanks very much. I managed to find a plate for No3 Herzog Louis.

Do you have any idea of unit strength? I play 1:20 figure to man ratio, so trying to figure out how many of these fellas to buy. I will scout around for ORBATs of Borodino and the 1809 campaign.

SJDonovan Inactive Member20 Feb 2012 10:53 a.m. PST

According to Otto von Pivka (Digby Smith) in Armies of 1812, on 1st July 1812 the 4th (which was part of the 9th Light Cavalry Brigade along with the 11th French Hussars and the 6th French Cheveau-legers) consisted of 4 squadrons amounting to 22 officers and 496 men; the third (which formed part of the 16th Brigade, II Cavalry Corps along with the 1st Prussian Ulans and the 10th Polish Hussars) numbered 20 officers and 432 men (presumably also in 4 squadrons but von Pivka doesn't specify).

Hourtoulle says that by the time of Borodino the 16th Brigade as a whole numbered just 500 men.

You can find a plate showing the uniforms on the Histofig site: link

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