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PM mangemani
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mangemani
23rd May 2017 02:45:44

i need some help. take a look at this page, press on II corps for example, Reilles corps and look at the first brigade, i cant make any sense out of it, 5th division, the first brigade, it says "1er and 2e Bataillons" what does that mean in numbers? i mean, does it mean that the first brigade had 2 battalions in the first regiment? did they hjust have 2 regiments in that brigade? did the first brigade have 4 battalions? what? sorry for the fat text, it came with the copy and paste 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_battle_of_the_Waterloo_Campaign#II_Corps


PM Whirlwind
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Whirlwind
23rd May 2017 03:17:15

It means the first and second battalions of a given regiment.  So, the 1st Brigade of 5th Division of II Corps contains:

First Battalion of the Second Light Regiment

Second Battalion of the Second Light Regiment

First Battalion of the Sixty-First Line Regiment

Second Battalion of the Sixty-First Line Regiment

that is 2 Light Battalions, 2 Line Infantry Battalions in the 1st Brigade.

1er is a short way of writing premiere i.e. "first"

2eme is a short way of writing deuxieme i.e. "second"

3eme, 4eme, 5eme, 6eme follow the same pattern.

Does that help?

 

All the best

John

 

 


PM mangemani
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mangemani
23rd May 2017 03:32:09

that helps alot, thanks:)


PM mangemani
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mangemani
23rd May 2017 06:57:35

hmm, i need some more help. i've been researching a bit know and im all right on the french line battalion, how it looked like and so on, the uniforms, the possitions and so on, but what i cant find, is info about is the french light battalion. when im thinking about light line battalions im thinking about the skirmishers, the ones with the yellow ponpons.

once again, im not looking for books, just a simple site that shows how a typical light line battalion looked like.


PM Whirlwind
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Whirlwind
23rd May 2017 07:13:38

This kind of thing, do you mean? Although the Baccus one is good too.

 


PM mangemani
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mangemani
23rd May 2017 07:27:00

just perfect, excelent site, thanks:).

oh, i didnt even knw that baccus had this kinda thing on theire site,but i might look that one up to.


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