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

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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

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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

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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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