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gamer118 Apr 2017 7:03 a.m. PST

Anyone familiar with the period normally considers the French old guard to have the best units of the time, period. Certainly some rules sets think so. In my reading it seems to me that some of the other nations not only had guard units but some that were just as fearless, capable and dangerous as any unit of the old guard.
The British German Legion for example, and what about the Russian Pavlovski Guard, I read the only infantry unit that charged Cavalry! I also wonder about the Polish guard lancers, I think Napoleon used them as part of his personal body guard for awhile, that must say something?
So what do you guys think? Do you agree that there were elite units of some of the other nations that would equal the famous old guard units on the battle field? Are there some you guys can think of I have left out? Perhaps even other French units that don't get the credit they deserve? Or may be the old guard was not as superior as there reputation on the gaming table suggest?

kodiakblair18 Apr 2017 7:03 a.m. PST

I emailed Tony at TTT on Saturday with a query. Barely an hour had passed when I got my reply,placed my order and it was posted out that very afternoon.

Bank Holiday yesterday so it arrived 1st thing this morning :-) Fantastic.

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2017 9:19 a.m. PST

Buggy McBugface again?

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