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?? ♦️ 1er Régiment de Tirailleurs de la Garde impériale ♦️ ?? [EU]

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Regimental History

The history of the regiment begins in 1808, and the return of the French from Spain. The emperor was then forced to find a way to encourage new recruits to join. This was due to the proliferation of local fighting in Spain as well as the anticipated war with Austria. The roads in maintenance of the 2nd Guards Grenadier Regiment as well as the Rifle of the Riflemen's Regiment were resolved. In their place the first regiment of the so-called Young Guards (Jeune Garde). The regiment was renamed the Tyirer-Grenadier Regiment. The ranks of the regiment were joined by the best conscripts that year. Subsequently, the regiment was joined to the Grenadiers of Pedestrians, and was given the task of acting as a light infantry. The regiment was composed of two battalions after six companies. The structure was similar to the structures of the line formations, the positions of the older officers were possessed by veterans of the Second Guards Grenadier Regiment, while the younger were transferred from the school in Saint-Cyr.

The regiment, in contrast to the emerging regiments of the Tyrallieurs-Chasseurs, took part in the campaign of 1809 alongside the grenadier guards. Their first battle took place at Ebersberg, where they defeated General Hiller. After this victory, tirralieurs, voltigeurs and Polish cavalrymen went to Amstetten, from where they were sent to Vienna. In return for merit, the emperor gave permission for the tirarers to use sabers with distinctions, intended for elite units. The regiment then fought at Aspern-Essling, where they fought in the area of ​​Gross Aspern. Some of the staff after this battle were sent to Paris, along with seventeen captured banners. Then, the regiment fought at Wagram, while after the battle, on the Emperor's birthday, the soldiers assumed the grenadier epaulettes. On the same day, one of the officers was awarded the Golden Order of the Legion of Honor for the activities under Aspern.

In 1810 the regiment was transferred to Spain along with the rest of the tirailleurs regiments. Before leaving, the regiment was sent for additional training, and by the end of 1809 it was supplemented by the battery of the Young Guard artillery. The tirallieurs were assigned to the brigade together with the Polish cavalry, commanded by General Rouget. The garrison of the unit was in Burgos, where they fought with partisans. The Regiment did not receive food rations, ammunition or salary. To maintain morale, the emperor awarded them 120,000 francs.

Tirallieur before the battle of Waterloo, 1815

The painting of tirallieur with 1812 campaign uniform

In September 1811, the regiment's supplies were fully replenished. During the spring of 1812, it was withdrawn from Spain, and was transferred to the Lanabere brigade, belonging to the elite Rouget division. The regiment was kept in the reserve near Borodino and entered Moscow unscathed. The regiment was devastated by the disease and desertion when it was returning to France. The remnants of the unit along with the brigade fought at Krasnoye and on the Berezina River. After these battles, the regiment was decimated.

In 1813, the regiment, supplemented with new conscripts and officers from line units, was sent for Frankfurt, where it reinforced the ranks of Tindal's brigade. The regiment became the reserve force of the army at the time. At the turn of 1813/14, the regiment played an important role at Lützen, Bautzen, Leipzig, Brienne, La Rothiere, Champaubert, Montmireil, St. Thierry, Vauchamps, Montereau, Laon, Arcis-sur-Aube, Fere-Champenoise, Courtrai, Craonne, St. Dizier, and Paris.

In the Battle of Dresden, the regiment attacked 6 Prussian battalions, after that 200 soldiers were awarded the Order of the Legion of Honour. During the hundred days, Napoleon expressed himself in the regiment as "the bravest of the Tirallieurs". At Leipzig, the regiment defended its position at Lindenau. The Regiment was dissolved after the first abdication, while it was rebuilt from former soldiers during Napoleons last campaign. They fought also at Ligny and Waterloo. In the last battle of the emperor, the regiment to the last man defended Planceloit against the Prussians.

Every battle in which the regiment fought before the 1814 was victorious for the emperor.

About us

1er Régiment de Tirailleurs de la Garde impériale (1st Imperial Guards Regiment) is a new regiment on the Napoleonic Wars scene, created on June 15, 2018 at the initiative of Dash, and Koxxus. Regiment, as the most important value puts the discipline, as well as skills in melee and distance fighting. At the moment the regiment consists mainly of new DLC Napoleonic Wars players. In addition to playing at Napoleonic Wars, we also play other games or modules. At the moment, we are members of the IIIe Corps de la Grande Armée.

One of the first regimental meetings, 19 june 2018

Rank structure


Colonel [Col]
Lieutenant-Colonel [LtC]
Chef de Bataillon [CdB]
Capitaine [Cpt]
Lieutenant [Lt]
Sous-Lieutenant [SLt]

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Sergent-Major [SgtM]
Sergent [Sgt]
Caporal-Fourrier en Premiere [CplFoP]
Caporal-Fourrier [CplFo]
Caporal [Cpl]

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Tirailleur de Premiere [TirP]
Tirailleur de Deuxieme [TirD]
Soldat de Premiere  [SoP]
Soldat de Deuxiéme [SoD]
Cadet [Cdt]


Regiment Leaders




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