Artillerie à Pied du Grand-Duché de Berg, Guerres Napoléoniennes, 1808–1812

Artillerie à Pied du Duché de Berg, 1808–1812

Artilleurs du Grand-Duché de Berg manning deux canons de 6 livre et un obusier die 5,5" du système Gribeauval. These 15 mm Minifigs miniatures et Hinchliffe artillery pieces are mounted on 19 × 38 mm Empire III wargame stands, each of which représente une section de deux canons. Berg artillery carriages were stained a natural wood colour, the metal fittings were painted yellow.

In 1809, the 1st et 2nd infantry regiment, et la compagnie d'artillerie à pied du Grand Duchy of Berg marched à l'Espagne. The contingent campaigned avec l'armée française in Catalonia until 1811. Pendant la Campagne de Russie en 1812, the Berg artillery was part of the 26th Division of Marschall Victor's IX. Corps of the Grande Armée. In Septembre of 1812, Victor's Corps was ordered to advance from Kowno en Lituanie to Smolensk en Russie to take up the remnants of the Grande Armée, et act as a rear-guard during the continued retreat. In mid-Octobre, IX. Corps left Smolensk to march east, towards Witebsk on the Dwina River. The Berg Brigade had lost one third of its strength et all of its artillery pieces by the time it met the Grande Armée. One bataillon was captured in Witebsk.

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Historique des Campagnes

  • Espagne, 1809–1811
  • Russie, 1812

Bibliographie

The artillery bataillon of the Grand Duchy of Berg was not raised again after the campaign of 1812.

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Grand-Duché de Berg