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HappyHussar Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2018 8:54 a.m. PST

Looking for a good image for the 1807 Old Guard Foot Artillery. They manned six 12lb guns in the Spring campaign. Previously there had not been a foot battery for the Empire period. They were officially formed later in 1808-09.

Was there an official OG Foot Artillery uniform at this juncture? Were they wearing the 1808 uniform (or something like it) or was their uniform closer to what the line artillery wore?

von Winterfeldt23 Jan 2018 10:04 a.m. PST

Are you sure about the date, 4 companies of Guard Foot artillery were created as late as 7th of April 1808, in the following years the company numbers of initially four were increased

HappyHussar Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2018 1:54 p.m. PST

I am thinking that what happened in the Spring of 1807 was this:

Six companies of OG Horse Arty.

Two companies of Line Foot Arty attached to the Guard.

There was no OG foot company. James Arnold may have tossed in those 12lb figures in with the OG Horse by accident meaning to include them for the line batteries.

For my current game project on Eylau-Friedland I am going to go with the above. No more hunt for an OG Foot arty image. Its obvious that it did not exist in 1807.


Le Breton Inactive Member23 Jan 2018 2:07 p.m. PST

From Paul Daswon
"After 15 April 1806 the Horse Artillery Regiment was increased to three squadrons of two companies each. One squadron was classed as foot artillery, one company was armed with 12 pounder, the other 8 pounder."


See also : TMP link

As to uniforms, I think that only Paul Dawson would know, from looking at the purchasing records.

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