Napoleonic Wargame Club

The Rhine Tavern

*   NWC   NWC Staff   NWC Rules   NWC (DoR) Records   About Us   Send Email Inquiry to NWC

*   La Grande Armée Quartier Général    La Grande Armée Officer Records    Join La Grande Armée

*   Allied Coalition   Allied Officers   Join Coalition

*   Coalition Armies:   Austro-Prussian-Swedish Army   Anglo Allied Army (AAA)   Imperial Russian Corps


Forums:    ACWGC    CCC     Home:    ACWGC    CCC
It is currently Tue Jan 18, 2022 8:31 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:22 am 

Joined: Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:56 pm
Posts: 2
Gentlemen, greetings.

For my first post I would like to inquire of where one could go to read about company level control. I would like to know how they were handled, how stragglers were consolidated and what was SOP for dealing with them (try to return to their units, attach to the closest company or form ad hoc?) how exactly was ammunition replenished during combat ect ect. Basically everything I have ever read has dealt with Bn and above and looks at any situation from the macro perspective. Is there something that looks at the details of the era's armies?

I am fortunate to have for an employee and friend an individual who works on the Battles of the Age of Reason board game series. During conversation with him it became quite clear that my mental picture of either a 1750s or 1800s battlefield had no basis in reality. In particular depth of units. I would like to fix that but need to know exactly how the companies acted in relation to one another INSIDE of the Bns.

Thank you for your patience.


Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:35 pm 

Joined: Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:11 am
Posts: 45
Location: Tennessee
Mr. Moore,

Don't know if these will help or you've read them, but the closest ones I know of are:

Christopher Duffy: Instrument of War the Austrian Army in the 7 Years War
Christopher Duffy: The Military Experience in the Age of Reason
Christopher Duffy: Fredrick the Great's Army

Books that go into detail in specific campaigns:

Benedict Arnold's Army by Arthur Lefkowitz
Forty Miles a Day on Beans and Hay by Don Rickey Jr. (Mainly 1860s and 1870s specific to the US Army in the Western Frontier)

Have a good one

Steve Archer

Général de Brigade Steve Archer
4ème Régiment de Hussards
2ème Brigade
Division de Cavalerie Légère
Réserve de Cavalerie
La Grande Armée

Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:57 pm 

Joined: Sat Jul 14, 2001 12:13 am
Posts: 587
Location: USA
Brent Nosworthy's books are going to be very good for you in this. Maybe not all the questions you ask, but a great start.

I leaned heavily on Anatomy of Victory for SYW, and he's got a comperable volume out on Napoleonic era.

Feldmarschall Freiherr Gary McClellan
Portner Grenadier Battalion
Austrian Army

Scenario Designer:
JTS Midway
JTS Seven Years War

Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Localized by Maël Soucaze © 2010