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Personal logo jeffreyw3 Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2017 8:33 a.m. PST

There's quite a bit of information available on the Russian side, but I'm having less luck with French unit strengths. I've only been able to find the 8/15 returns and Mikaberidze's inclusion of George de Chambray's corps-level estimates in "The Battle of Borodino." Has anything new turned up recently? I do have the old AOE spreadsheet as well, which summarizes wargamer estimates.

Thanks!

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian02 Dec 2017 8:48 a.m. PST

Bill Gray posted the AoE scenario with labels on the AoE site

Le Breton02 Dec 2017 12:06 p.m. PST

jeffrey,
Nothing new that I know about.
I was trying to get a better numbers even for the 2e corps at Jacobovo and 1st Polotsk …. and found that I could not get very far with hard data at the battalion/regiment level.
The only way I think you can do it now is man-by-man for the infantry and the guard, using the matricules. It would be a herculean task to cover Borodino. Actually the size of the task scared me for just the few regimetns at Jacobovo.

Personal logo jeffreyw3 Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2017 7:42 p.m. PST

Thanks, Breton--I was afraid that would be the case…

Le Breton03 Dec 2017 6:30 a.m. PST

Your question is an apt and very interesting one.

Hmmm …. Shevardino maybe …. I will take a look to see what I can find (it will take a while).

Personal logo jeffreyw3 Supporting Member of TMP13 Dec 2017 5:02 a.m. PST

Yes, definitely let me know what you find! I went ahead and finished off the first draft of the Shevardino OOB just to get it out there. I found the French + Polish officers' names/spelling to be very confusing--everyone seems to have a different "simplification."

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