Unit Histories - French Infantry

45th ligne
Mustered in: April 2008
Composition: FN5 x 21, FN1 x 1, FN6 x 1, FN4 x 1 (all vintage figures)
Painted by: Me
Battle Honours:
Battle of the Crossroads (December 2010) - formed part of the attacking force that broke the allied line (French victory)
Battle of the Farm (October 2011) – famously saw off the Austrian Gabriel Spleny regiment with a fine volley that turned the tide of battle (French victory) 
Battle of the Ridge (October 2011) – caught out of square by the Union brigade in the closing stages of the battle but did not lose their colours (Draw)
Battle of the Russians (July 2013) – fought in the centre of the French line (French victory)
Battle of the Great Redoubt (May 2014) – supported the 105th ligne in their gallant attack on the Russian Great Redoubt (Draw)
Vintage Waterloo (December 2015) – assigned to D’Erlon’s corps. Took heavy casualties in the fight for La Haye Sainte and were forced to quit the field (French defeat)
Birthday Bash (June 2016) - fought with their usual panache (French victory)
Vintage Leipzig (October 2016) - fought in the centre on the main table where they acquited themselves well against the Russians (French defeat)
Battle of the Four Generals (May 2018) - in the thick of things once again. At one point they stormed the farm and later led the attack on the British line but were repulsed with heavy loss (French defeat)


4th Swiss
Mustered in: July 2010
Composition: FN244 x 15, FN23 x 5, FN236 x 1, FN1 x 1, FN4 x 1, FN6 x 1 (all vintage figures)
Painted by: Matt G
Battle Honours:
Battle of the Crossroads (December 2010) – were forced to form square during the charge of the Union brigade but survived to help break the allied line (French victory)
Battle of the Farm (October 2011) – occupied the farm garden in the centre of the field (French victory)
Battle of the Ridge (October 2011) – deployed in the centre. Took heavy casualties in the advance on the ridge (Draw)
Battle of the Russians (July 2013) – fought in the centre of the French line and occupied the churchyard (French victory)
Battle of the Great Redoubt (May 2014) – took part in the advance of the French right flank. Received heavy casualties from the Russian artillery (Draw)
Vintage Waterloo (November 2015) – took part in the advance of D’Erlon’s corps. Had a hand in the rout of Bylandt’s brigade although they were eventually routed themselves (French defeat)
Birthday Bash (June 2016) - decimated in the churchyard (French victory)
Vintage Leipzig (October 2016) - engaged in the fight for Connewitz where they sustained very heavy casualties (French defeat)
Battle of the Four Generals (May 2018) - supported the attack in the centre eventually managing to occupy the farm but were later ejected by the Swedes (French defeat)


2nd Regiment de Grenadiers-a-Pied de la Garde Imperiale
Mustered in: April 2014
Composition: FN23 x 20, FN27 x 1, FN28 x 1, (all vintage figures), drummer and flag bearer are by The Replacement Depot
Painted by: Me
Battle Honours:
Battle of the Great Redoubt (May 2014) – took part in the advance of the French right flank. Received substantial casualties from the Russian artillery (Draw)
Vintage Waterloo (November 2015) – took part in the massed attack by the Guard in the final phase of the battle and were repulsed (French defeat)
Birthday Bash (June 2016) - helped to break the allied line and win the day (French victory)
Vintage Leipzig (October 2016) - sat on their knapsacks all day in reserve and eventually marched off the field in disgust (French defeat)
Battle of the Four Generals (May 2018) - moved against the left of the British line but came under heavy fire from the Rifles and artillery. Eventually withdrew and combined with the Guard Marines (French defeat)

 

8th Polish Regiment
Mustered in:  November 2012
Composition: WN4x 5, WN6 x 1, WN10 x 2, WN13 x 16 (mixture of vintage and reproduction figures)
Painted by: Me
Battle Honours
Battle of the Russians (July 2013) – advanced in the centre of the line, took some casualties but never made contact with the enemy (French victory)
Battle of the Great Redoubt – attacked on the right and sustained heavy casualties (French victory)
Vintage Waterloo (November 2015) – deployed on the exposed right flank of D’Erlon’s corps where they suffered over 50% casualties and were removed from the field (allied victory)
Birthday Bash (June 2016) – embroiled in the fight for the churchyard (French victory)
Vintage Leipzig (October 2016) – fought with the Polish corps and took part in Poniatowski’s ‘parade of the Poles’ (allied victory)
Battle of the Four Generals (May 2018) - supported the centre-right of the French line but remained in reserve and took no casualties (French defeat)



105th ligne
Mustered in:  March 2014
Composition: FN1x 1, FN4 x 1, FN5 x 21, FN6 x 1 (all vintage figures)
Painted by: Lee
Battle Honours
Battle of the Great Redoubt – gallantly led a frontal attack on the great redoubt but were repulsed with heavy casualties (French victory)
Vintage Waterloo (November 2015) – assigned to D’Erlon’s corps they took part in the assault on La Haye Sainte (allied victory)
Birthday Bash (June 2016) – advanced in the centre and took on some Swedes (French victory)
Vintage Leipzig (October 2016) – took part in the unsuccessful attack on Connewitz (allied victory)
Battle of the Four Generals (May 2018) - deployed in the centre of the line and came under sustained fire from the massed Prussian guns, eventually broke and routed (French defeat)



9th legere
Mustered in:  August 2013
Composition: FN80 x 1, FN82 x 5, FN254 x 6, FN6 x 1, FN254 x 11 (all vintage figures)
Painted by: Me
Battle Honours
Battle of the Great Redoubt – advanced on the right with the main French attack but were not heavily engaged (French victory)
Vintage Waterloo (November 2015) – assigned to D’Erlon’s corps they took part in the attack on Bylandt’s brigade (allied victory)
Birthday Bash (June 2016) – supported the Swiss in the churchyard (French victory)
Vintage Leipzig (October 2016) – fought under Augereau in the centre of the field (allied victory)
Battle of the Four Generals (May 2018) - heavily engaged in the fighting around the farm taking heavy casualties (French defeat)



Combined Grenadiers
Mustered in:  January 2011
Composition: FN1 x 1, FN2 x 18, FN4 x 1, FN6 x 1, FN10 x 3 (all vintage figures)
Painted by: Me
Battle Honours
Battle of the Farm – garrisoned the farm buildings (French victory)
Battle of the Russians – in reserve left centre and not engaged (draw)
Battle of the Great Redoubt – suffered severely from canister fire and routed (French victory)
Vintage Waterloo (November 2015) – assigned to D’Erlon’s corps they took part in the attack on Bylandt’s brigade (allied victory)
Birthday Bash (June 2016) – advanced on the left but were not heavily engaged (French victory)
Vintage Leipzig (October 2016) – fought under Augereau in the centre of the field (allied victory)
Battle of the Four Generals (May 2018) - supported the attack on the rock but did not become engaged (French defeat)


6 comments:

Tony S said...

Great idea Ian.

lewisgunner said...

Stunning Ian.. Are you going tobaward them citations, have named comjanders and give them the croix de guerre and noble titles?

Stryker said...

Roy, you know my mind so well!

"Chuck" said...

I love this idea! I'm totally stealing it... :)

Stryker said...

Thanks Chuck - steal away!

Dave said...

There's not a lot of space on those standards to write extra battle honours!