Fusiliers-Grenadiers, 1er Régiment de la Garde Impériale [EU]

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First of all welcome and thank you for taking a look at our regimental thread! We formed a regiment in order to become
friends and train ourselves to be a strong core of melee fighters. Anyone who wants to become a battle hardened veteran will get special melee
courses. The 1erFus is also a friendly regiment and open to anyone. We don't allow politics talk. Only if you can keep it at a certain limit that's
enjoyable for everyone. We won't allow racism of any kind. EVERYONE is welcome and should be individually respected. A rank structure is made
for historical accuracy. This does not mean Recruits are less valuable than NCO's for example. Everyone who is part of our community will be
respected and other opinions will be heard and taken seriously. We do have an age limit of 14+. If you want to have a look for yourself first, and
you are not sure you are wanting to join us, then you are always welcome to jump on our Teamspeak and play with our members. We welcome
everyone with open arms, even those who don't want to join our regiment but just hang out on TS with our people.


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Our Goals in Napoleonic Wars

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The 1er will mainly focus on participating in weekly-based linebattles and sieges. The Regiment will mainly focus on improving their shooting and melee to compete in future 1v1s and 2v2s against other regiments, training will also be set throughout the week to get our members to their peak performance in the game. On the other hand, we will be jumping onto public servers to have a laugh and to enjoy ourselves, other than that we will not only go as line infantry but also role-play as other units such as light infantry or artillery. We want to accomplish in Napoleonic Wars to become a fun mature regiment to keep the entertainment at its highest peak!

Conscrit (Conscript) Guidebook

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The individuals of the regiment are constantly cheerful when a new member joins in. We will willingly welcome all those who show interest by joining the regiment. Once joined the regiment, Conscripts are expected to show great dedication and motivation towards the regiment as well as improving their melee and shooting in-game. If you are active and attend 2 bootcamps within the 2 weeks, it will award you a promotion to the rank of Soldat and from there, you will slowly but surely progress through the ranks will melee skills and discipline. If you, however, encounter a problem within the regiment or your not to sure about something, then do please contact one of the Commanding Officers or a Non-Commissioned Officer as they will always be available at your disposal and would really want to help.

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Historical Overview - 1er Régiment de Fusiliers-Grenadiers de la Garde Impériale

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The Young Guard infantry appeared in 1809 with the organization of two regiments each of tiraileurs-grenadiers and tirailleurs-chasseurs. Their cadres came from the Old Guard; their privates were the strongest and best educated men from the current class of conscripts. There were also two regiments each of conscripts-grenadiers  and conscripts-chasseurs, likewise taken directly from the newly summoned conscripts. Their enlisted cadre was from the (Guard) fusiliers; their lieutenants were students from St. Cyr. The cadre, especially its senior officers, did not take kindly to being in 'conscript' outfits. One regiment's vehicles were marked with Garde Imperiale, Regiment de Grenadiers in letters 2 feet high, below which, in small print, was CTS (the abbreviation for 'conscript'). The rest of the army thought this exceedingly funny and nicknamed the regiment the 'cts'. The regiment was not amused, and there were several duels. Before they hit the road to Spain for on-the-job training, the conscripts received a very modern-seeming orientation, stressing the Spanish attitude toward such matters as religion and women ...

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The campaign in 1812 in Russia destroyed the Guard.
Napoleon rebuilt the Young Guard tripling its size. The epic events of 1813 saw the emergence of the Young Guard as Napoleon's effective shock troops, men who made up for what they may have lacked in the pomp and foppery of parade-ground ceremony with awe-inspiring, sledgehammer blows on the battlefield. At Dresden the Young Guard spearheaded the French onlsaught, smashing through the stubborn Allies line and assuring victory one of the largest engagements of Napoleonic Wars. The 1er Tirailleurs attacked 6 Prussian battalions and won 100 crosses of Legion of Honor. The Napoleonic triumphs in 1813 and 1814 found the Young Guard in the forefront of Emperor's juggernaut, surging on to the bullet-swept fields of Leipzig, and wreaking havoc on every enemy that tried to stand before them. At Lutzen they fought well. "More and more battalions arrived in our front line, and the Emperor ordered them to direct all their fire at the village. ... the Emperor drew his sword, placed himself between the two columns of Young Guard, and advanced through the resulting gap toward Kaja. The Young Guard stormed the vilage without firing a shot and ejected all the enemy with the bayonet."

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Continuation of History about the Fusiliers-Grenadiers

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The Fusiliers (Fusiliers de la Garde) were formed in 1806 from selected conscripts taken from infantry and from departamental reserve companies. In 1806 the height requirement was 168 cm (soon it was heightened to 173 cm). Napoleon writes: "Young men who volunteer, may enlist in the two fusilier regiments if they are strong and healthy and measure not less than 5'8" (173 cm)." These young and strong men looked really good, however during one of their parades in Paris the public made fun of their sleeves which were "too short and coats which were too tight. Could they have grown ? Boyer, their colonel, was convinced of it." The NCOs of the Fusiliers came from the battalions of Velites, while officers from the foot grenadiers and foot chasseurs. In 1807 the 2nd Fusiliers had been formed from conscripts. Soon it was renamed to Fusiliers-Grenadiers. Until 1811 both units of Fusiliers were ranked as Young Guard. In that year they became Middle Guard. It was ordered that the Fusiliers were to be replenished with voltigeurs and tirailleurs of the Young Guard with 2 years' service and some education, and selected conscripts. Napoleon wrote that the most distinguished and intelligent Fusiliers with 4 years' service or citation for gallantry should be admitted to the Old Guard.
Napoleon added: "Thus half or one third of the Fusiliers will be recruited from the Young Guard and conscripts and half or one third of the Old Guard from the Fusiliers."

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"The Gallant men of the Guard"

In 1807 in Heilsberg Napoleon's ADC Jean-Marie René Savary received order to take Roussel's 4 battalions of Fusiliers and 12 guns and support Murat's cavalry.
On came these gallant men of the Guard in magnificent formation. They marched in the direction where was fought the great cavalry battle and were almost
swept away by the fleeing cuirassiers and dragoons. Marshal Murat met Savary and insisted that the guardsmen attack with bayonet. Savary was annoyed with
Murat's actions: "It would be better for us if he (Murat) was less brave and had a little more common sense." Savary's guardsmen loaded their muskets and
cannons and opened fire at close range. The enemy was checked by crisp volleys of the Fusiliers and many Russians and Prussians were unsaddled. The gallant
commander of the Russian cuirassiers, GM Kozhin, was killed. One of the cuirassiers picked up his body, threw over saddle and rode away to the Russian lines.
Russian artillery opened fire on the Fusiliers. According to Adolphe Thiers: "The brave General Roussel, who was, sword in hand, amidst the Fusiliers of the Guard,
had his head carried off by a cannon ball." And the same moment described by St.Hilaire: "The Fusilier-Chasseurs of the Young Guard, commanded by General
Savary, were put in motion to support the Saint-Hilaire division; those proved themselves as prodigious combatants with an intrepidity, which marked them
throughout all the army. General Roussel, chief of staff of the Guard, who was in the midst of them, had his head carried off by a ball. General Curial, colonel of
the fusilier-chasseurs of the Young Guard, was seriously wounded as a combatant at the head of this regiment with his accustomed courage."
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In 1809 the Fusiliers and Tirailleurs fought at Aspern-Essling and Wagram. Henri Lachoque writes: "A desperate struggle commenced during
which Marshal Lannes was mortally wounded. Massena held the village of Aspern with admirable tenacity while the wrested Essling from Boudet's division. Then
the Emperor's aides, Generals Mouton and Rapp, recaptured it with troops from Curial's [Guard] division. 'Forward in column ! Keep your heads down and don't
bother about the number of enemies' the Emperor ordered. The Guard batteries supported the attack, firing at top speed. Captain Bizard had his arm shot off.
Some of the gun crews were reduced to 2 men. Durosnel, Drouot, Curial, and Gros were all wounded, as was Mouton who was created Count of Lobau after the
battle. The tirailleurs drove the enemy out of Gross-Aspern. Captain Ciceron was sent to the cemetery where he was overwhelmed by a superior force and obliged
to retreat. Wounded, and with the rear-guard of his company surrounded, he had to surrender. In its baptism of fire the Young Guard lost a quarter of its
effectives. Lieutenant-Colonels Lanabere and Lonchamp as well as Rousseau, Secretan, Labusquette, and Ciceron were all wounded more or less severely."

The Fusiliers experienced the most changes of all Guard regiments; until 1811 they were Young Guard, between 1811 and 1814 Middle Guard, and in 1814
Old Guard. When Napoleon raised regiments of Conscripts-Grenadiers and Coscripts-Chasseurs he took cadres from the Old and Middle Guard. Lachoque
writes: "Stripped of 450 men for this purpose, the Fusiliers were replenished by a levy from each department of 4 conscripts who were intelligent, literate, roust,
and of suitable height." In 1808 the Fusiliers were in Madrid, Spain, when the famous uprising against the French began. Chlapowski writes: "About 2,000
peasants and citizens were captured. ... these 2,000 were led out of the city, lined up beneath its wall and the order was given to a battalion of Fusiliers to
shoot them."
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Organisation of the Regiment
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The Regiment will consist of Line Infantry for the time being. In Regimental linebattles, however, we will work with formations and try to re-enact historical line formations. These formations require high discipline and knowledge of the game and the commands. One example of this is a double firing column with line infantry and officers standing behind them. If we come to use various other units we'll be using light infantry as a flanking force with devastating firepower. We will try to bring historical 1800s fighting as realistic as possible to the battlefield in Napoleonic Wars. The Regiment will also use a wide variety of historical French military ranks. These ranks will be shown in-game, but they will be in the Teamspeak as well. Reaching higher ranks in the Enlisted section requires you to be skilful and very loyal.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       


Regimental Hierarchy


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Officiers
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Colonel - Col
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Lieutenant Colonel - LtC
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Major - Maj
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Capitaine - Cpt
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Lieutenant - Lt

                     
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Adjudant-Chef - AdjC
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Adjudant - Adj
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Sergent-Major - SgtM
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Sergent - Sgt
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Élève Sous-Officier - ESO

                     
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Caporal-Fourrier - CplFo
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Caporal - Cpl
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Grenadier - Gren
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Soldat - Sdt
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Conscrit - Cts





                                                       
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Hierarchy explanation & attached duties

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Here you can see which duties and tasks are attached to every rank. We want to show that EVERY member is important within the regiment and should be respected equally as the CO's and NCO's. Just because there is a rank displayed in front of your name doesn't mean you are just a puppet. Personal opinions are valued and will always be considered as feedback to improve our social group. Different duties and tasks are handed out so every member can have his contribution towards the regiment.

Officiers (Commissioned Officers)

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Colonel: The colonel is the highest in command. He has the final say and will command the regiment. There can only be 1.
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Lieutenant Colonel: The Lt-Col is the second in command. He is one of the most trusted officers chosen by the colonel himself and leads the regiment when the Colonel cannot make it. There can be only 1.
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Major: The Major is a disciplined commissioned officer, 3rd in command and leads the line when the Col. And Lt-Col. are not available.
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Capitaine: He is one of the more skillful CO's. He masters the bayonet and sword like a master. He also leads a small groupfighting team. A team that fights in groupfighting and duel events. There can be only 1.
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Lieutenant: The Lieutenant assists the Captain with his duties and tasks. He helps organising duel and groupfighting events. There can be only 1.


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Adjudant-Chef: He is the highest ranking NCO. He is very loyal and helps the regiment with administration and educating the other NCO's. There can be only 1.
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Adjudant: The Adjudant helps the Adjudant-Chef with his tasks and duties. There can be two, depending on how large the regiment is.
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Sergent-Major: He's the drill Sergeant and also has administrative tasks and duties. He helps the regiment growing by taking a small group of enlisted on a recruitment trip. Can only be 1 Sergent-Major.
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Sergent: He is the basic Sergent. He has to be really experienced in combat and basic leadership. He helps the Sergent-Major with recruiting aswell as teaching the Élève Sous-Officiers how to lead.
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Élève Sous-Officier: He has shown loyalty and devotion towards the regiment for a long period. He is very effective in melee combat. Here they learn their first steps on becoming an officer. Max 3.

[size=10pt]Enrôlés (Enlisted)


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Caporal-Fourrier: These men are the bravest and most skilled of the regiment. They can no doubt chaining up kills very fast. They are very loyal and take any order without hesitation. Maximum 4.
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Caporal: The basic Corporals are skilled with the bayonet, shooting and have been a longer time within the regiment. Maximum 6.
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Soldat Vétéran: These soldiers have been a tight longer in the regiment than the normal soldats. Expected to have a good skill curve. Maximum 8.
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Soldat: These men are the backbone of the regiment and have finished their trial as conscript. They are expected to be loyal, disciplined and having a basic skill curve.
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Conscrit: Conscript is merely a trial rank. Interested volunteers who join the regiment have to go through a process. If a conscript attends two bootcamps (1 per week), he will be promoted to Soldat.

[size=15pt]Musicians, Sappers, Porte-Aigle & Medals

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Within the regiment we have musicians. They are here to make sure the men have enough motivation and morale. There are two musicians within the regiment, one drummer and one flute player. Next to the musicians we have Sappers. they makes special earthworks and defences to keep the regiment covered. Maximum 2 sappers depending on the size of the regiment. The Porte-Aigle (Eagle Carrier) is the one who defends the banner with the Eagle on top. His melee skills must be up to date to defend the banner at all costs. There can be only 1 Porte-Aigle within the regiment. We also use Medals. They are here to keep the men motivated to stay in the regiment and earn bonuspoints, so their hard work is not in vain. These can be melee medals, shooting medals and more.

The Musicians

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Flutist: He plays joyful and beautiful flute songs to keep the men motivated and giving a morale boost.
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Tambour: The drummer plays songs with the flute player but also plays drums to certain commands to alert the soldiers.


Engineers

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Sapeur: These men are well trained melee combatants. They create earthworks and defences for the regiment.

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Porte-Aigle: The Eagle Carrier. His melee skills have got to be on point for defending the banner.

[size=10pt]Medals

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[size=10pt]Melee Medal 3: Awarded to players who have amazing scores and melee skill chains all the time at every linebattle.
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Melee medal 2: Players who can clutch out of multiple situations and are good at teamwork deserve this medal.
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Melee medal 1: Players who earned this melee medal have shown that they are fit for combat and have shown it throughout trainings and linebattles.

More coming soon!


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FAQ

I'm new to the game. Is that a problem for joining this regiment?
Ofcourse not. New people will get training courses so they can get the best out of the game. And most importantly we are excited to meet new people.

Will everyone be respectful and friendly towards me if I join the regiment as a new player?
Yes. The fundamentals of this regiment is a firm friendship and having respect for every individual. If there is a problem you can always go to the officers.
They will always be patient and there to help.


Do you just give out ranks like that?
No. We will never. If a new person joins he will have to go through a trial of 2 weeks. If he came to 2 conscript bootcamps, he will be fully allowed in the regiment.
Everyone will be treated equally. We do however already have a few officers at the beginning to make sure we have people that are trusted to have a firm basis.


How do I get certain ranks?
Patience is a virtue a wise man old said. Being loyal and attending events is a big possibility for you to be promoted. Recruiting can also vastly improve that chance.

Do I have to be active?
Yes. We do require you to come 2 events a week. If you can't come simply let an officer know and it is alright. We understand people go to school and work.
If you let us know there isn't any problem. If you do however show no interest anymore and you don't show up and ignore our officers, you will receive a warning.
If the warning is not taken seriously, you will be removed from the regiment.


Why is there an age requirement?
There is an age requirement because we want some form of maturity in the regiment with less squeeky voices.

What are these Hardcore events? Is there no fun allowed? What can I expect?
First of all, these events will be really fun. The purpose of this regiment IS having fun. We will attend these events to reenact our unit as realistic as possible.

Are there different companies?
No there are none currently. Only the main line company called "Fusilier Compagnie". However we do have the ambition to create a Grenadier company aswell as an
artillery company and a light company when more people join. Artillery might come faster as it doesn't really require many people to be in it.


Do you guys play other games?
Yes, from Total War to Garry's mod. We play a lot of different games. If you want to play with us just come to our Teamspeak! You don't have to be in our regiment
in order to play other games with us or even NW itself. We have server groups for community friends aswell as for permanent invites.

Very important note:

Place reserved for latest news about the regiment. This regiment will not become competitive at any point. We will focus on the big linebattles and hardcore events. Mainly for reenacting the main unit out of respect of their smashing uniforms and history. We might also use French orders when Hardcore events take place.

And for the love of the Nine Divines, please leave the comment section civilized. The thread will be more of a diary to the regiment on what is happening inside of our group.









Fusiliers Grenadiers, 1er Bataillon


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L'Etat-Major du Régiment
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Capitaine. Ethan Giroud
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Sergent. Eugene Chavant



     

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Caporal. Pierre Leclerc


     

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