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21 Sep 2021 5:56 a.m. PST
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StevenM20 Sep 2021 3:25 p.m. PST

I have afew questions about organisation and painting of Russian guard infantry regiments.

1. How many battalions did the guard regiments have in 1812 onwards? Earlier I know some had 2 others 3 but i think that might have changed.

2. Colours of collars and cuffs. I know earlier greens and blues were used. But was this changed in 1812

14Bore20 Sep 2021 4:15 p.m. PST

For your facing questions

By Borodino the Russian Guard Regiments had 3 battalions

StevenM21 Sep 2021 2:16 a.m. PST

14Bore thank you for that link……it is so detailed you get dizzy looking at it…lol

Very detailed document and totally complete in all details across all arms….appreciate it very much.

Re the battalion details, thanks again

Michman21 Sep 2021 8:23 a.m. PST

There were 2 more (reserve) Guard Infantry battalions ….

An order of 17 March 1812 established a guard infantry reserve at Pskov, to be manned by guardsmen discharged from hospitals. About 1000 recovered guardsmen were dispatched to the Ist Separate Corps under Count Wittgenstein in late August. They formed as two batallions, each of 6 platoons. By the beginning of 1813, the remaining guardsmen were re-integrated into their parent regiments.

1st batallion : Major of the 1st Grenadier Training batallion (of the Kexholm Infantry regiment from 4 March) Aleksandr Ivanovich Mordvinov
--- reserve platoons of the Life-Guard Preobrazhenskiy regiment : Guards Ensign Prince Mikhail Nikolayevich Golitsyn & Guards Ensign Pavel Alekseyevich Berezinkov
--- reserve platoons of the Life-Guard Semyonovskiy regiment : Guards Ensign Aleksandr Nikolayevich Arsenyev-1 & Guards Ensign Aleksey Andreyevich Shidlovskiy
--- reserve platoons of the Life-Guard Izmaylovskiy regiment : Guards Ensign Karl Karlovich Erenstolpe [Carl Johan von Ehrenstolpe] & Guards Ensign Nikolay Aleksandrovich Protasyev-2

2nd batallion : Major of the 1st Grenadier Training batallion (of the Rylsk Infantry regiment from 10 March) Fyodor Andreyevich Tikhanov
--- reserve platoons of the Life-Guard Lithuania regiment : Guards Ensign Vladimir Fyodorovich Chadeyev & Guards Ensign Ivan Ivanovich Ivanov
--- reserve platoons of the Life-Guard Jäger regiment : Guards Ensign Nikolay Matveyevich Korsakov & Guards Ensign Anton Karlovich Gedershtern-2 [Otto Carl Adam von Hederstern]
--- reserve platoons of the Life-Guard Finland regiment : Guards Ensign Pyotr Petrovich Karnovich-1 & Guards Ensign Nikolay Spiridonovich Medvedev

14Bore21 Sep 2021 11:32 a.m. PST

StevenM I was too the frist time, at one point after looking a lot actually read it.
I have the First Western Army of Borodino 1 = 60 and it was a major help.

Allan F Mountford21 Sep 2021 12:59 p.m. PST

Thank you – that is new information to me.

StevenM25 Sep 2021 6:06 a.m. PST

Great info there Michman….i wasnt aware of the guard reserve units…..thx

StevenM25 Sep 2021 6:09 a.m. PST

14Bore you have the 1st Army at 1 to 60….that would be a dream….lol

What scale and figures did you use

14Bore25 Sep 2021 9:34 a.m. PST

15mm, all of them I could get, I do like different poses.
Been at this since 1980

StevenM27 Sep 2021 1:09 a.m. PST

14Bore now thats what you call devotion….lol….thats excellent. Would love to see some pics.
15mm is just such a great scale and thats why im going that way.
Was a 28mm Napoleonic gamer and they are nice figures but you just cannot represent the epic look that 15/18s provide

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