Wednesday, 9 May 2007

Other French Allied

The Würzburgers were left guarding the bridges over the Main river in June 1813. In July other battalion was raised to form the new Würzburg Infantry Regiment whose 2/ and 3/ battalions were included into the 3rd Brigade of the 32nd Division (Durutte) of the VII Coprs (Reynier) fighting in Gross-Beeren and Dennewitz.
The regiment had 963 men at August 12, i.e. 8 Napoleon's Battles figures. They wore a white short-tailed coat similar in cut (nor the tails) to the pre-1812 French habit, white breeches and black under-knees gaiters. Red facings in collar, lapels, cuffs and piping, Voltigeurs and grenadier wore red or green epaulettes, respectively. Black shako and white crossbelts.The best choice is the ESCI 227 French Line Infantry.
On 16 November 1810, Napoleon gave order to form a light infantry regiment under the name Illyrian Regiment (Regiment d'Illyrie) recruited in Croatia, Istria and parts of Slovenia. At autumn 1813 they formed part of the 2nd Brigade, 14th Division of the XII Corps (Oudinot) and its strenght was around 500 men, i.e. 4 Napoleon's Battles figures.
They wore an uniform similar to French Light Infantry with pointed cuffs and red 'swallow's nest' shoulder wings. Only the collar was red and the piping (in collar,cuffs and turn-backs) was white.
The best choice is again the ESCI 227 French Line Infantry. WESTPHALIAN GARDE CHEVAUX-LEGERS REGIMENT
The Regiment was formed in 1808 from Polish subjects. They had around 500 men (4 Napoleon's Battles figures) at August 1813 and formed part of the 29th Light Cavalry Brigade attached to the XII Corps (Oudinot). The jacket and breeches were green with red facings in collar, cuffs and turnbacks and yellow lace. Their uniform can be assimilated to the French Chevaux-Legers Lanciers so the best alternative are the HAT 8011 Napoleonic French Lancers (adequately decorated!)
This Regiment was brigaded with the Westphalian Garde Chevauleger Regiment and had a strenght of 250 men (i.e. 2 Napoleon's Battles figures). Its uniform was similar to the French Chasseurs with long tails and red collar and turnbacks. Black facings in lapels and cuffs. The helmet was of Bavarian style. The best choice is the HAT 8032 Dutch/Belgian Light Dragoons with heads taken from HAT 8042 Bavarian Infantry set.
The uniform plates are from the HISTOFIG site.

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