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inverugie Inactive Member25 May 2017 2:08 a.m. PST

Does anyone know whether the Grenadiers de France, as a formed regiment, had their own regimental artillery attached a la Suedois or, as part of the Reserve of Grenadiers, they would have relied on artillery support from the main artillery park?

Wargamorium25 May 2017 6:59 a.m. PST


Check this link – link

no mention of regimental guns


Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP25 May 2017 8:45 a.m. PST

I checked several other French regimental entries in Kronoskaf and none of them mentioned regimental guns either, so don't take the lack of an netry to mean there were no regimental guns with the Grenadiers de France.


Frederick Supporting Member of TMP25 May 2017 9:37 a.m. PST

Good question – I don't have any regimental guns with my Grenadiers de France; as they were a regiment created from converged grenadier companies I sort of assumed they would not

Garde de Paris25 May 2017 10:54 a.m. PST

They were consolidated in the 1740's, so were more like a standing grenadier unit of several battalions. It would be good to see gunners from the unit in their Grenadier uniform!


inverugie Inactive Member25 May 2017 1:41 p.m. PST

GdeP, while visually appealing, I think the lack of positive information for a unique regimental organization brings it into question, which is why I queried it in the first place.

Despite the lack of an explicit mention on Kronoskaf (as Col Campbell says, don't bother to look; there is no mention for any French infantry regiment, as guns 'a la Suedois' are part of the overall organisation of the French 'line' infantry), as the Grenadiers de France are a standing regiment in the SYW despite having a different structure (4 brigades rather than battalions), do they conform to the overall rule? And while I'm on the subject, what about the Gardes Francais (and Gardes Suisse) which by the SYW are treated as 'line' units?

crogge1757 Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2017 5:27 a.m. PST

I would assume they had their regulation allowance of one piece à la Suédoise per battalion/i.e. so entitled brigade, just as all the other line battalions did.
The respective Ordonnance du Roi dates to early 1756, AFAIK.
Since the Grenadiers de France were counted among the regular line units, I believe they are included with this Ordonnance.

spontoon28 May 2017 9:31 a.m. PST


I believe you are confusing the Grenadiers de France with the Grenadiers Royale.

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