Battle of Wagram, 1809
III Corps - Davout
One of the more innovative features of the French army of this period is the extensive use of Light Infantry drilled in skirmisher tactics.
Each Division of the line in the Grande Armee usually includes at least 1 complete regiment of Light Infantry, capable of providing a Division wide skirmisher screen for the main attack columns.
Today we look at the 13eme Legere regiment - a full compliment of 4 bases (battalions) of highly skilled veteran marksmen capable of fighting in open order.
|13eme Legere - full sized regiment with a swarm of experienced skirmish markers.|
|I have again used warrior minis 15mm napoleonics for this unit. I have gone for bearskins on the command group (to represent Carabiniers), which in game terms denotes that this is a Veteran unit.|
|Main body of the regiment advances in the background - here the skirmishers push forward, approx 300m ahead of the main body. That is the limit of how far the skirmishers can deploy from the main unit.|
|Using a mix of figures here - again, using an 'Old Guard Grenadier' for a Carabinier figure - bearskin with red cords and no brass plate.|
|Dont forget to decorate the underside of the base - 5 extra minutes with some coloured CD markers make all the difference.|