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Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP01 Nov 2017 5:04 a.m. PST

A small 4pdr battery for Friant's Division.



I Drink Your Milkshake01 Nov 2017 5:15 a.m. PST


JimDuncanUK01 Nov 2017 5:34 a.m. PST

Nice model.

Napoleon didn't like them, too lightweight.

Personal logo Chalfant Supporting Member of TMP01 Nov 2017 5:36 a.m. PST

Very nice.


wrgmr101 Nov 2017 8:04 a.m. PST

Looks great!

bracken Supporting Member of TMP01 Nov 2017 10:13 a.m. PST

Very nicely done, love the blue of the uniforms

Markconz01 Nov 2017 3:51 p.m. PST

Lovely job!

Major Bloodnok02 Nov 2017 2:09 a.m. PST

That didn't stop him from reintroducing them as regimental pieces to stiffen his infantry.

JimDuncanUK02 Nov 2017 3:28 a.m. PST


He was starting to get desperate by then.

Three Armies Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2017 9:05 a.m. PST

Nice work matey

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2017 9:39 a.m. PST

Thanks people

summerfield03 Nov 2017 5:30 a.m. PST

He reintroduced regimental pieces as a way of boltstering morale. The infantry quality was poor by 1811.

Brechtel19803 Nov 2017 9:48 a.m. PST

He reintroduced regimental pieces as a way of boltstering morale.


The regimental artillery companies were authorized beginning after Essling in June 1809. The gun companies had a strength of 2 officers and 68 enlisted men to man two 3- or 4-pounders and two caissons. They were abolished in April 1810 but were ordered reorganized in March 1811. The original idea was to form 4-gun artillery companies, but this proved to be unrealistic and two guns per company became the norm. One reason for the reforming of the infantry gun companies was to provide 'stiffening' for the infantry which had to ingest large numbers of conscripts. The other reason was to give the new 1808 regiments some organic artillery so that they could be capable of semi-independent missions if necessary.

Such officers as Oudinot and Merle did not think highly of the new gun companies and most of them were lost in Russia and were not reformed for 1813.

The infantry quality was poor by 1811.

That depended on the unit and commander. Davout's corps was still excellent, as was the Guard and other units, such as the Swiss, the Vistula Legion, and other regiments which still had a veteran cadre.

In the rebuilt Grande Armee of 1813 the army was flooded with new conscripts and there weren't enough veterans on their feet to go around, but although the infantry quality was lower than the year before, they still could win battles and until Leipzig, the issue was still in doubt.

Personal logo Il Granatiere Supporting Member of TMP03 Nov 2017 10:02 a.m. PST

Really nice work

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