Napoleon Series Archive 2015

Re: French infantry in 3 or in 2 ranks in 1813-181

Thomas,
You wrote:

Yes, I know this N. order. Further on, for the campaign in Germany (1813) it is known, that - beside elder formations like the Old Guard and the Marine Artillery - the bulk of the infantry (formed hastily with young conscripts in spring 1813) could exercise 2 formations only: column and line, so we can forget in some sense most of the reglement for this time.

Nevertheless, we know that in the beginning of the 1813 campaign the French used brigade-sized squares and were even able to march in such formation at the battlefields.

I understand that the French in the south of France in 1814 were not in such difficult situation as they were in the north-east of France at the same time, but it seems to me that the situation was difficult enough.

Best wishes,
Alexander

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