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52nd Regiment of Foot
« on: April 01, 2012, 04:15:28 PM »


The 52nd (Oxfordshire) Regiment of Foot was a light infantry regiment of the British Army throughout much of the 18th and 19th centuries. The regiment first saw active service during the American War of Independence, and were posted to India during the Anglo-Mysore Wars. During the Napoleonic Wars, the 52nd were part of the Light Division, and were present at most of the major battles of the Peninsula campaign, reowned for always being at the front of of an army, and leading the forlong hope at the siege of Ciudad Rodrigo, followed by the 300 "stormers" and again at "Santa Maria" , Thus becoming one of the most celebrated regiments, described by Sir William Napier as "a regiment never surpassed in arms since arms were first borne by men". They had the largest British battalion at Waterloo, 1815, where they formed part of the final charge against Napoleon's Imperial Guard. They were also involved in various campaigns in India.

The regiment was raised as a line regiment in 1755 and numbered as the "54th Foot"; they were renumbered as the "52nd Regiment of Foot" in 1757. In 1781, the regional designation "52nd (Oxfordshire) Regiment of Foot" was given, and in 1803 the regiment was the first regular British Army regiment to be designated "Light Infantry"


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The 52nd is the Mount & Blade: Warband - Napoleonic Wars branch of the multigaming community Kuffar Bastards. We have been a part of the Mount & Blade: Warband community for over two years now and a part of the MM community for over a year, (October 01, 2010, 11:30:30 PM.) Our regiment is run as a democracy for the most part, with any menial day to day tasks being handled by the leader(s). We have a very casual view of the game, and while we do take part in events, we do not hold regular trainings or expect our members to play daily.

The regiment has seen highs and lows but still stands as strong as ever, unrelenting in fighting whichever foe stands in its way. The 52nd excels itself in being melee competant above all else and is not afraid to charge headlong into impossible odds, (and more notably charging cavalry as line infantry.)


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Re: 52nd Regiment of Foot
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2012, 01:38:51 AM »
The History of the 52nd Regiment Of Foot (Light Infantry)
The Oxs &  Bucks/The light Bobs
March:Lower Castle Yard

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The 52nd Regiment Of Foot Wiki Page
The Peninsular War 1808-1814
British Battles

The 52nd Regiment Of Foot were the first regular regiment to be designated “light infantry” in 1803, seeing many notable actions throughout the Peninsula Campaign and the final battle of Waterloo. Described by Sir William Napier as "a regiment never surpassed in arms since arms were first borne by men" The battles I have mentioned below are so far what I would consider to be the unheard or least spoken off battles, I will continue to add to the list, to try and cover the entire battle record and list sources to sites so others may find information about other regiments they have a interest in.

Battle of Copenhagen (1807) The Crippling of Denmark

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The Battle of Copenhagen (1807)

The Peninsular War
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Battle of Viemrio
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Battle of Corunna – The Rear Guard Action
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Battle of the Côa – A Near Disaster
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Battle of Bussaco – The Revenge of Moore
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The Battle Of Casal Novo – Near Surrounded
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Source:The Battle Of Casal Novo – A Book Of Golden Deeds
Source:The Battle Of Casal Novo – First hand accounts from the 95th

Battle of Sabugal – The Pursuit by Wellesley
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Re: 52nd Regiment of Foot
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2012, 02:22:07 AM »
Good luck 52nd :wink:

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Re: 52nd Regiment of Foot
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2012, 02:36:34 AM »
Just wanted to say that I was forced to write this on your thread.  :cry:

Just kidding! Love you all! Goodluck with the 52nd! May my Lance never taste your blood!  :wink:
Napoleonic Wars was not made just for use of the Infantry Class...So please shut the **** up about people using Cavalry.


"Ah, yes, mere infantry — poor beggars…"
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Re: 52nd Regiment of Foot
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2012, 04:24:37 PM »
Just wanted to say that I was forced to write this on your thread.  :cry:

Just kidding! Love you all! Goodluck with the 52nd! May my Lance never taste your blood!  :wink:

Hand behind your back and all that ;)

Ah you know we'll by there bayonete read to stab you when you face plant the floor ;)

goodluck to the brunswicks too and pass my luck to Smithy

Good luck 52nd :wink:

Thanks Tav you too ;)

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Re: 52nd Regiment of Foot
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2012, 01:56:03 AM »
Fount this almost touching page 4,  should have screenshotted, even the locked threads managed to get above it?, but im sure it will be down there next week :D

Thanks for the well wishes Tav and Rev! Much obliged guys!

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Re: 52nd Regiment of Foot
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2012, 01:57:03 AM »
Page 4 is for the French, if I find this thread nearing those dreaded parts again I'll be sure to "send" it back to safety  :wink:

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Re: 52nd Regiment of Foot
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2012, 01:58:43 AM »
Thank you very much Tav!

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Re: 52nd Regiment of Foot
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2012, 10:19:34 AM »
My favourite loverboys. Good luck 52nd, may the DLC bring you alot of joy. ;)

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Re: 52nd Regiment of Foot
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2012, 02:38:50 PM »
Ah Sven! your a godsend! Thank you very much for the well wishes, my favourite 15e guy now! Crackman just moved down to 2nd place in my popularity book :)  Looking forward to the groupfighting tomorrow!

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Re: 52nd Regiment of Foot
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2012, 04:59:18 PM »
Unfortunately I'm not.. Piece of shit (high-end computer) computer broke down over the weekend whilst I was gone to the summerhouse, so I will not be able to attend, nor lead my squad of fighters. :(

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Re: 52nd Regiment of Foot
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2012, 10:27:34 PM »
Good Luck :D

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Re: 52nd Regiment of Foot
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2012, 12:14:11 AM »
Unfortunately I'm not.. Piece of shit (high-end computer) computer broke down over the weekend whilst I was gone to the summerhouse, so I will not be able to attend, nor lead my squad of fighters. :(

Had great fun at the group fighting, didn't make past the first round, but was very close, i see you made it on in the end :)

Good Luck :D

Thank you very much DarthRobocop! May not see you guys at the saturday linebattle, since some of us are going to play in a deluge event, but looking forward to fighting alongside the 87th again in NW! Give those frenchies hell for us! Thanks again!

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Re: 52nd Regiment of Foot
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2012, 12:37:06 AM »
Hehe yep. Was refereeing your first game against the 'OSS', and I was cheering for you guys whilst watching it!

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Re: 52nd Regiment of Foot
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2012, 12:45:42 AM »
Bout damn time you guys got over here, I was worried for a bit!
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