Ussari Napoleonici Badenesi, 1806–1812

Ussari Napoleonici Badenesi, 1806–1812

Upon the union of the extinct Baden-Baden lineage with Baden-Durlach in 1771, Markgrave Carl Friedrich of Baden-Durlach inherited a hussar detachment of one officer, a sergeant, fourier, e 18 ussari. The hussars served as staff aides, e mounted police patrols to uphold law e order. By the time the French Emperor Napoleon elevated Baden to a grand duchy in 1806, the Baden Hussars had been increased to a regiment of four squadrons, organized on the French model. The Baden Hussars were considered one of the best cavalry regiments in Europe; they were nominally attached to the French Imperial Guard. The 1:72 scale Revell soldatini pictured above are mounted on a 38 × 76 mm «cavalry skirmish stand» compatible with Volley & Bayonet.

Soldatini

  • Cacciatori a Cavallo della Guardia Imperiale di Napoleone, 1:72 Revell 02576
  • Ussari Badenesi, 15 mm Jacobite BAN007
  • Ussari Badenesi, Commando, 15 mm Jacobite BAN008

Proprietario

  • Archduke Karl Friedrich I. von Baden, 1806–1811
  • Archduke Karl Ludwig Friedrich von Baden, 1811–1818

Commandante

  • Rittmeister von Wallbrunn, 1771
  • Oberst von Freystedt, 1779
  • Oberst von Laroche, 1806

Guarnigione

  • Karlsruhe (Staff, 1st e 3rd Squadron)
  • Freiburg (2nd e 4th Squadron)

Struttura

  • Regimental Staff
  • 1. Leib-Eskadron (4 ufficiali, 108 ussari)
  • 2. Eskadron (4 ufficiali, 108 ussari)
  • 3. Eskadron (4 ufficiali, 108 ussari)
  • 4. Eskadron (4 ufficiali, 108 ussari)

Uniforme

  • green dolman with red collar e cuffs, e yellow cords
  • red-yellow barrel sash
  • green pelisse with black fur (white or grey for ufficiali) e yellow cords
  • ufficiali wore a green Litewka with pointed red cuffs on campaign
  • black sabretache with yellow edging e yellow «CF» monogram, or plain black sabretache on campaign
  • red breeches with yellow Hungarian knots, from 1807 grey overalls with red side stripe, e from 1810 green overalls with red side stripe
  • black shakò with red-yellow cockade, yellow supports, yellow cords, yellow pompom e green plume, or white plume for junior ufficiali, e white plume with scarlet base for senior ufficiali. Ufficiali often wore the bicorno on campaign, with a green plume for junior ufficiali, or a green plume with scarlet base for senior ufficiali
  • elite company troopers wore black bearskin caps
  • black boots with yellow trim e tassle, e silver spurs
  • green boots with yellow trim, tassle, e golden spurs for senior ufficiali
  • green shabraque with yellow edging; with crown e «CF» monogram for ufficiali

Storia delle Campagne

  • Campagna di Prussia, Saxonia, Russia, 1806–1807
  • Campagna di Austria (Voralberg, Tyrolia), 1809
  • Invasione di Russia, 1812

On 28 November 1812, during the Battle of Berezina, the cavalry brigade of Baden Hussars e Hesse-Darmstadt Chevaulegers launched a valiant charge against superior Russian forces, from which only 50 troopers returned. This attack bought valuable time for the Grande Armée's retreat across the Berezina.

Bibliografia

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Soldatini Napoleonici