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khanscom02 Apr 2021 7:35 p.m. PST

Working on a new army for "Republique" rules and need a bit more information about this general. R.K. Riehn's "1812: Napoleon's Russian Campaign" lists the 33rd Div. in XI Corps as commanded by Gen. Destres; an online search turned up Gen. Francois Destres (with an acute accent on the second "e"), F-A Desprez, and Francois Detres. Are these merely variations in spelling? Who is this fellow, since I'd like my Neapolitans to be commanded by someone rather than a non- entity. I'm sure that would encourage them to fight better.

Musketballs02 Apr 2021 8:10 p.m. PST

Francois Detres.

Six has some details on him:


khanscom02 Apr 2021 8:33 p.m. PST

Merci beaucoup! Just what I was looking for.

Musketballs02 Apr 2021 8:39 p.m. PST

Destres is also a valid spelling…


skipper John Supporting Member of TMP04 Apr 2021 3:23 p.m. PST

What a GREAT name for any General!!

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