Cannonieri of the Grand Duchy of Berg manning due 6-pdr. guns ed a 5.5 inch howitzer francese del sistema Gribeauva. These 15 mm Minifigs soldatini e Hinchliffe artiglieria pieces are mounted on 19 × 38 mm Empire III wargame stands, each of which represents a section of due guns. Berg affusti d’artiglieria were stained a natural wood colour, the metal fittings were painted yellow.
In 1809, the 1st e 2nd fanteria reggimento, e the artiglieria a piedi company of the Grand Duchy of Berg marched to Spagna. The contingent campaigned con the armata francese in Catalonia until 1811. During Napoleon’s Russian Campaign of 1812, the Berg artiglieria was part of the 26th Division of Marschall Victor’s IX. Corps of the Grande Armée. In settembre of 1812, Victor’s Corps was ordered to advance from Kowno in Lithuania to Smolensk in Russia to take up the remnants of the Grande Armée, ed act as a rear-guard during the continued retreat. In mid-ottobre, IX. Corps left Smolensk to march east, towards Witebsk on the Dwina River. The Berg Brigade had lost one third of its strength ed all of its artiglieria pieces by the time it met the Grande Armée. One battaglione was captured in Witebsk.
Storia delle Campagne
- Spagna, 1809–1812
- Russia, 1812
- Knötel-Sieg: Handbuch der Uniformkunde, p. 132
- Haythornthwaite, Philip: Uniforms of 1812, Plate 46a
- Pivka, Otto von: Napoleon’s German Allies (1) – Westfalia and Kleve-Berg (Reading 1975)
Il battaglione d’artiglieria of the Grand Duchy of Berg was not raised again after the campaign of 1812.
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