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Gavin Syme GBS Sponsoring Member of TMP22 Nov 2017 6:06 a.m. PST

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4th Cuirassier22 Nov 2017 6:06 a.m. PST

Something that has always puzzled me is l'ordre mixte. Supposedly this formation combined the advantages of line (output of fire) with those of column (handiness). Yet the reality of l'ordre mixte is that you still have a line between two columns. Thus if it wanted to stay in that configuration the formation would have to move at the pace of the slowest, i.e. that of line. The line in question would probably move even more slowly than a line because it's effectively extended in length by the additional frontage of a column at each end. If it was important that these remain aligned, these would make it more cumbersome than one line.

Was its supposed advantage something else entirely, or was it as I've said and I've just not understood it properly?

M C MonkeyDew22 Nov 2017 6:18 a.m. PST

? yes it would have the movement disadvantage of a long line. The thing to remember though is that disadvantage is a function of training. Well trained troops will maintain a moving line much better than poorly trained troops, something that most rules do not reflect.

Bob

M C MonkeyDew22 Nov 2017 6:19 a.m. PST

Also the Hunvarian ogres are just what I need to support my pugs in the SYW and heavy ogre cavalry in the later Mordredian wars.

Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2017 6:21 a.m. PST

It was not so much a matter of speed but one of flexibility. Having a column on each flank provided some protection with a more solid formation. Also, the line could engage in a firefight with the columns poised as a threat and able to charge in if the enemy appeared shaken. Also, in the early days of the Whites (Ancien Regime regulars) and the Blues (republican volunteers/conscripts) the Whites could maintain the line and the volleys while the lesser trained but enthusiastic Blues could manoeuvre in the easier column. (The original demi-brigades had two Blue battalions to one White.)

Personal logo jeffreyw3 Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2017 7:56 a.m. PST

Yes, basically what Artilleryman said. I can't recommend Quimby's "The Background of Napoleonic Warfare" highly enough if you're interested in questions like these.

evilgong22 Nov 2017 1:28 p.m. PST

I guess if you formed up in l'mixt you probably took care to have the line bits facing clear terrain and less in need of delays to dress the formation.

As others mention, the move capacity of the whole was perhaps a secondary consideration.

David F Brown

jambo1 Supporting Member of TMP23 Nov 2017 9:56 a.m. PST

Nice new addition to Hunvarian army.

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