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2. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß(Garde Battalion) (NA) (Recruiting)
« on: December 08, 2012, 05:00:24 AM »
A skilled and deadly North American regiment looking for active and loyal members.

From Leipzig to Paris, the French will know fear!
43 members and growing

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History of the Battle of Leipzig
This regiment was originally a reserve regiment until 1813 were it was called to fight the bloody battle of Leipzig. This battle took place between 16–19 of October, 1813 and would result in nearly 92,000 dead or wounded. The 2te Gardes would fight bravely during these 3 days and would fight once more at the Battle of Paris.
The Austrian II Corps, commanded by General von Merveldt, advanced towards Connewitz via Gautzsch and attempted to attack the position by the time Napoleon arrived in the battlefield along with the Young Guard and some Chasseurs, or the Imperial snipers, only to find that the avenue of advance was well covered by French battery and some skirmishers who have occupied the houses there and did not permit the Austrians to deploy their artillery in support of the attack. Repulsed, the Austrians then moved to attack nearby Dölitz, down a road crossed by two bridges and leading to a manor house and a mill. Two companies of the 24th regiment threw out the small Polish garrison and took the position. A prompt counterattack ejected the Austrians and the battle seesawed, until the Austrians brought up a strong artillery battery and blew the Poles out of the position. The Poles left bodies everywhere in their furious defense and set fire to both the manor and the mill on the way out. General Kleist, moving along the Pleisse River, attacked Marshals Poniatowski and Augereau in the village of Markkleeberg. The Austrians repaired a bridge and took a school building and manor. The French counterattacked, throwing the Austrians out of the school and back over the river. French attacks on the manor only resulted in mounting casualties for the French and Poles. The Russian 14th Division began a series of flanking attacks that forced the Poles out of Markkleeberg. Marshal Poniatowski stopped the retreat and the advancing Russians. Catching four battalions of the Prussian 12th Brigade in the open, Poniatowski directed attacks by artillery and cavalry until they were relieved by Russian hussars. Marshal Poniatowski retook Markkleeberg, but was thrown out by two Prussian battalions. Austrian grenadiers then formed in front of Markkleeberg and drove the Poles and French out of the area with a flank attack.The Russian II Infantry Corps attacked Wachau near Leipzig with support from the Prussian 9th Brigade. The Russians advanced, unaware that French forces were waiting. The French took them by surprise in the flank, mauling them. The Prussians entered Wachau, engaging in street to street fighting. French artillery blasted the Prussians out of Wachau and the French recovered the village. Liebertwolkwitz was a large village in a commanding position, defended by Marshal MacDonald and General Lauriston with about 18,000 men. Johann von Klenau's Austrian IV Corps attacked with 24,500 backed up by Pirth's 10th Brigade (4,550) and Ziethen's 11th Brigade (5,365). The Austrians attacked first, driving the French out of Liebertwolkwitz after hard fighting, only to be driven out in turn by a French counterattack. At this point, Napoleon directed General Drouot to form a grand battery on Gallows hill. This was done with 100 guns that blasted the exposed Russian II corps, forcing the Prussian battalions supporting it to take cover. Russian General Württemberg was notable for his extreme bravery, directing his troops under fire. The hole had been now opened as Napoleon wished and at this point, Marshal Murat was unleashed with 10,000 French, Italian, and Saxon cavalry. However, Murat's choice of massive columns for the attack formation was unfortunate for the French force, as smaller mobile formations of Russian, Prussian, and Austrian cavalry were able to successfully harass Murat's Division, driving them back to their own artillery, where they were saved by the French Guard Dragoons. The young Guard Division was sent in to drive out the allies and give Napoleon his breakthrough. They recaptured both Liebertwolkwitz and Wachau, but the Allies countered with Russian Guard and Austrian grenadiers backed by Russian cuirassiers. The units lived up to their elite reputation, forming squares that blasted French cavalrymen from their horses and overran the French artillery batteries. On the southern front, although Napoleon gained ground, he could not break the Allied lines. The northern front opened with the attack by General Langeron's Russian Corps on the villages of Groß-Wiederitzsch and Klein-Wiederitzsch in the center of the French northern lines. This position was defended by General Dabrowski's Polish division of four infantry battalions and two cavalry battalions. At first sign of the attack, the Polish division attacked. The battle wavered back and forth with attacks and counterattacks. General Langeron rallied his forces and finally took both villages with heavy casualties. The Northern front was dominated by the battle of Möckern. This was a 4 phase battle and saw hard fighting from both sides. A manor, palace, walled gardens, and low walls dominated the village. Each position was turned into a fortress with the walls being loopholed for covered fire by the French. The ground to the west of the position was too wooded and swampy for emplacement of artillery. A dike ran east along the river Elster being 4 meters high. Marshal Auguste Marmont brought up infantry columns behind the positions in reserve and for quick counter-attack against any fallen position. Blücher commanded Langeron's (Russian) and Yorck's (Prussian) corps against Marmont's VI Corps. When the battle hung in the balance, Marmont ordered a cavalry charge, but his commander refused to attack. Later, an attack by Prussian hussars caused serious loss to the French defenders. The battle lasted well into the night. Artillery caused the majority of the 9,000 Allied and 7,000 French casualties, and the French lost another 2,000 prisoners.The battle of Leipzig is the bloodiest in the history of Napoleonic Wars because casualties on both sides were astoundingly high; estimates range from 80,000 to 110,000 total killed, wounded or missing. Napoleon lost about 45,000 killed and wounded. The Allies captured 15,000 able-bodied Frenchmen, 21,000 wounded or sick, 325 cannon and 28 eagles, standards or colours, and had received the men of the deserting Saxony divisions. Among the dead was Marshal Józef Antoni Poniatowski, a nephew to the last king of Poland, Stanisław August Poniatowski. The Pole, who had received his marshal's baton just the previous day, was commanding the rear guard during the French retreat and drowned as he attempted to cross the river. Corps commanders Lauriston and Reynier were captured. Fifteen French generals were killed and 51 wounded. Out of a total force of 380,000, the Allies suffered approximately 54,000 casualties. Schwarzenberg's Bohemian Army lost 34,000, Blücher's Silesian Army lost 12,000, while Bernadotte's Army of the North and Bennigsen's Army of Poland lost about 4,000 each. The number of casualties the Coalition army suffered made it impossible for them to pursue the retreating Grande Armee, but the French themselves were already exhausted after the battle, and they hurried back to France to begin their hard-fought defense until the early spring of 1814.

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Movement Drills:

Form on me - Form a straight line behind the Commanding Officer

Moving out, march, quickmarch - Doesn't matter what you call it, your still following the officer as he moves.

Halt - Opposite of above, you stop.

Form a line on my (left/right/center) - form a horizontal line next to the Commanding Officer in the direction stated in the order.

Advances(Aggressive and Regular) - Aggressive advance is called by the Commanding Officer as a priliminary order, it is then followed by a march, this order requires that all people in the (horizontal) line march at once, still in a line, until the officer calls to halt. Regular advance is started with the order "Regular advance starting from the (left/right)" allowing for time to think, it is then followed by a march command, A regular advance differs from an aggressive advance in the fact that it is one person going forward at a time with a half second-one second delay before the next man.

Form on my (left/right/center) - Not to be confused with the stationary term, this one is done on the move it requires that, one by one, the line moves into that direction while still marching(One man steps out 1 step the next 2 and so on, unless it is center, which is first man steps 1 left, second 1 right, third 2 left.) The officer will then say "Prepare to halt, halt." Prepare to halt signifies he is about to call a halt, when the halt is called you should be able to fall into place with only minor gaps, which are to be dressed.

Dress the line - Dressing the line is simply removing any spaces within the line.

Form double ranks - Forming double ranks requires that the person in the back goes onto the left side of the line, followed by the person in front of him, this is repated until both sides are the same length or closest to same as possible.

Firing Drills:

Fire! - Explains itself really

Ripple fire starting from the(left, right,(inoften center)) - From the direction designated the first man fires, as soon as the next man sees the first has fired he fires, causing a ripple effect down the line.

Slow ripple fire starting from the left(left, right,(inoften center)) - Same as the ripple fire, but with a 1 second delay, unless otherwise stated.

Alternating ripple fire starting from the (left, right) - A more difficult form of ripple fire, used as a drill technique, you will learn it, you will hate it, but it will be there.

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Re: 2. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß(Garde Battalion) (NA) (Recruiting)
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2013, 03:03:16 AM »
ill be honest, more activity here:

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Re: 2. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß(Garde Battalion) (NA) (Recruiting)
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