Prussian Fusiliers

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prussianhussaruk
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Enregistré le : sam. 9 nov. 2019 17:25

Prussian Fusiliers

Message par prussianhussaruk » sam. 21 déc. 2019 14:28

I would be interested to know why after 1807 they are no fusiliers classed as light infantry?
After the reforms of 1808, 1 in every 3 battalions of a Line infantry regiment were a fusilier battalion and given the reforms were to bring the army into line with the French use of columns and skirmishers, I would have thought a later army would have had more light infantry available to it.

Thanks

Don

Tirpitz
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Re: Prussian Fusiliers

Message par Tirpitz » mar. 24 déc. 2019 09:16

Hi Don

Exactly what I was asking in a previous post. By having no Fusiliers represented in post 1808 armies, then there is no point in having them represented at all on the table. There were much less Jager and even Frei-Jager only made a up a small proportion of light troops available to the Prussians.

Rob

prussianhussaruk
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Re: Prussian Fusiliers

Message par prussianhussaruk » ven. 10 janv. 2020 13:19

Having re-looked at this I think they have compensated by allowing a larger number of jagers and Schutzen.

Don

Tirpitz
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Re: Prussian Fusiliers

Message par Tirpitz » mar. 14 janv. 2020 02:11

The other option would be like the French and Poles for instance that can break a line infantry unit into skirmishers, so why not have this ability for the later Prussian lists to cover Fusiliers. Given that Prussian brigades technically were as big as a French division.

Rob

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hcaille
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Re: Prussian Fusiliers

Message par hcaille » jeu. 13 févr. 2020 14:48

The fusiliers are represented by the fact that every prussian line infanrty is FT1 so same value as french infantry.
Only veteran french light infantry are better but pussians have jagers, schutzen and free corps with rifles.

Tirpitz
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Re: Prussian Fusiliers

Message par Tirpitz » ven. 6 mars 2020 07:55

Thanks Herve' for the clarification
I sort of thought that this is what was intended. My fellow gamers in Nelson, New Zealand are enjoying these rules very much. There are about 9 of us, all of whom are AdLG players and all were thinking it would be an easier transition from those rules to these - oh how wrong they are !

I have Russian, Prussian, French, Saxon and Polish armies or the start for some. The only issue I suppose with the Prussian list for post 1807 armies is that is no point in actually having the figures to represent them, just use musketeer units. Whereas pre 1807 lists have Fusiliers as seperate units, might have to do an early Prussian army now ! :D :D

Cheers Rob

Janos Hunyadi
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Enregistré le : mar. 31 déc. 2019 20:47

Re: Prussian Fusiliers

Message par Janos Hunyadi » mer. 15 avr. 2020 19:19

Could be worse, could be a Russian Jager, before 1805 they did know which way was up.

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