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Name Your Favorite Napoleonic Regiment
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Author:  Bill Peters [ Sun Jan 02, 2005 6:53 pm ]
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Name Your Favorite Napoleonic Regiment and why you like it best.

Ok - mine is the Pavlov Grenadiers. I painted a Russian 1812 miniature army and one of the units was the Pavlov Grenadiers. In my miniature games they never let me down.

Not only that (which is kind of a selfish reason) but I like their history. They are one of the most colorful units in the Russian army not only in uniform but in being distinguished on the battlefield.

While the Russians had their grenadier guards regiments the Pavlovs were easily just as good as any of them.

Oberst-Lt Wilhelm Peters
2nd Kuirassiers, Austrian Army

Author:  David Guegan [ Mon Jan 03, 2005 1:27 am ]
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...Did you say The Pavlov's Dogs?...[:D][:o)]

I don't have a specific favorit Regiment, but I like a lot the French Regiments of Dragons, nice uniform and Helmet. [:)]

<font color="green"> <b>Général de Division David Guégan</b>
11eme division Co.
III Corps, AdN
Image</font id="green">

Author:  GC2A [ Mon Jan 03, 2005 1:58 am ]
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definitively the

<u><i><b>Grenadiers à cheval de la Garde</b></i></u>[}:)]

"les chevaux noirs de Bessieres"

no further comment needed[:D]

Maréchal Guillaume AYMONIER-AMELINE
Baron d'Empire
Comte de Strasbourg

Grenadiers à Cheval

1ère Brig./ 3ème Div° Cavalerie Légère
IIIeme Corps d'Armée

Author:  Jeka [ Mon Jan 03, 2005 2:13 am ]
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Definitely it is the Russuian Horse Guards regiment!

polkovnik Eugene Gulyaev
Tarnopol Infantry regiment
27th Infantry Division
8th Infantry Corps
2nd Western Army

Author:  Zbyszek [ Mon Jan 03, 2005 2:31 am ]
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it was one only:

<b>1 Régiment de chevau-legeres (polonais) de la Garde Impériale</b>

Don't ask why.

General Zbyszek Pietras
Duc de Danzig, Comte de Bourges
1er Regiment de Chasseurs a Cheval, Vieille Garde

Author:  Kosyanenko [ Mon Jan 03, 2005 6:28 am ]
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I always had a passion to russian ARMY heavy cavalry. Spicifically Siberian and Irkoutsk dragoons. Once they were combined, once devided, but until the end of the 1812 the always fought together. [:)]

Malorossiyskogo Grenaderskogo Polku
Polkovnik Anton Kosyanenko
2ya Grenaderskaya Diviziya,
8oi Pekhotnyi Korpus,
2ya Zapadnaya Armiya

Author:  SansSouci [ Mon Jan 03, 2005 6:36 am ]
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Haha, it wouldn't surprise me if this forum was the only place in the world that someone had ever thought to pose this question. [:)]

My favourite? Well obviously its Corps MacDonald's 3e Legere! [;)][:)]

<font color="orange">Majoor Peter Robinson
[url=""]Koninklijke Militaire Academie[/url] Adjutant
C.O. Divisie Nederlandsche Kavallerie
3rd (Prince of Wales's) Dragoon Guards</font id="orange">

Author:  Patric [ Mon Jan 03, 2005 2:09 pm ]
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wow, this is a pretty darn difficult question....

With Bill mentioning the Pavlov's, it did trigger thinking about truely legendary regiments. And throughout the revolutionary and napoleonic wars, this (pavlov) is one which keeps popping up from Holland to Moscow.

I'd go with the III corps in the 1805/07 period. This troop had "something". Other favorites are of course the British rifles, the guard dragoons (french) and Polish outfits. But my true heart goes out to the common line men.....

VII Corps

Author:  Bill Peters [ Mon Jan 03, 2005 2:19 pm ]
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Could we hear from some Brits? I am sure that a few of them are going to come up with those dashing Light Dragoons or Highlanders ... or 95th Rifles!

Oberst-Lt Wilhelm Peters
2nd Kuirassiers, Austrian Army

Author:  Antony Barlow [ Tue Jan 04, 2005 1:45 am ]
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Ok Bill,
Any of the British heavy dragoons of course [:D] Solid fellows, to be sure.

<font color="gold">Major Antony Barlow
CO, 2nd British (Union) Brigade, Anglo-Allied Cavalry Corps.
Guards: 4th (Royal Irish) Dragoon Guards.</font id="gold">

Author:  Daniel Armenta [ Tue Jan 04, 2005 3:28 am ]
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I agree, Bill. 95th Rifles (just finished read a book on them). A very good read.

Major Daniel Armenta
7th British Brigade Commander
2nd Corps
Anglo-Allied Army

Author:  Glyn Hargreaves [ Tue Jan 04, 2005 7:07 am ]
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Of the French it would be Dutch Lancers or the Polish Lancers of the Guard.

Of the Allies it would be a toss up between British light infantry
and Light battlions of the KGL, though all the KGL units are my favortie.[:D]

Col. Hargreaves,
4ème Régiment de Dragons

Author:  John Corbin [ Tue Jan 04, 2005 7:29 am ]
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Grenadiers of the Old Guard


Scots Greys

General John Corbin
Commandant of Cadets
L'Ecole de Mars
L'Armee du Rhin

Author:  nelmsm [ Tue Jan 04, 2005 10:09 am ]
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Why it would have to be Sharpe's regiment, the South Essex! [:D]

Lt. General Sir Mark Nelms K.G.
1st Regiment of Foot Guards

Author:  buffpilot [ Tue Jan 04, 2005 4:09 pm ]
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The Guard Polish Lancers - No question about them. After the charge in Spain they were the unit to be in.

95th Rifles would be my choice for the allies - I really love to run them down with cavalry (preferably Lancers[:D])

Brig General Doug Fuller
7e Division/CC
II Corp

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