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hyena123 Inactive Member21 Jun 2015 8:35 a.m. PST

Hello gents,

did the army of Genoa have any cavalry units or artillery ?


NBATemplate Inactive Member21 Jun 2015 11:55 a.m. PST

I don't know of any documentary sources for that (someone else may well but I think this is a somewhat under-researched army and era) but the Cenni illustrations at NYPL include illustrations that claim to be of Genoese troops of the early to mid-18th century including one each of cavalry and artillery: link (You'll need to flick through the pages of images.)



GurKhan21 Jun 2015 2:40 p.m. PST

link suggests no cavalry or artillery (but 150 "bombardieri" – garrison artillery?).

NBATemplate Inactive Member22 Jun 2015 11:47 a.m. PST

A useful article, GurKhan – thanks.

The table does actually show for permanent troops "Artillery 92", which is presumably number of personnel.



stevewargamer29 Feb 2016 4:22 p.m. PST

stephen manley's wargamers guide suggests 19 infantry regiments (21 battalions) and 2 regiments of artillery including field and fortress guns. Each battalion had 3 3 pounders.
When you add up his numbers of establishment strengths I only see 120 non-battalion gunners – so maybe a couple of field batteries?

No cavalry are mentioned.

McSorley01 Mar 2016 12:43 p.m. PST

This link has what you're looking for:

Lilian14 Mar 2016 11:04 a.m. PST

NBA Template's first link gives uniform plates showing the 2 small Genoa's Cavalry companies, or more exactly one company and a-third-of-a-company

"Carabinieri di Novi", only one company for the frontier with Lombardy

and here probably we have two, at foot and mounted, brown and red "Dragoni di Bastia" for Corsica, also one (mixed) company, a kind of local gendarmerie with italian continental recruits, around 80men, mainly at foot, only 25 were mounted

for an Artillery "unit", there were not 2 artillery regiments, if not indeed the Bombardieri company and Bombisti


Siege Works Studios15 Mar 2016 6:18 a.m. PST

Hi Hyene123,

Siege Works Studios have just released their Genoese playtest lists for Koenig Krieg here

Hope that helps :)


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