Austrian Advanced Guard

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Traffic
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Austrian Advanced Guard

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Would this be considered a Brigade in GdA terms ? And on the wider subject the Advanced Guard seem to have a good reputation do they get treated any differently from standard Austrian brigades ?

Advance Guard - GM Mohr
- - - - - Wallachian Grenzers No.16 (1 btn.)
- - - - - Wallachian Grenzers No.17 (1 btn.)
- - - - - Vukassovich Infantry No.48 (3 btn.)
- - - - - Kaiser [Emperor's] Hussars No.1 (6 sq.)
- - - - - Foot Battery (8 3pdr cannons)
- - - - - Horse Battery (4 3pdr cannons 2 howitzers)

polish lancer
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Re: Austrian Advanced Guard

Post by polish lancer »

Looks okay. Looks very like the 1809 Austrian Advance guard that was at Raszyn. If it it I used it in that fashion

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Re: Austrian Advanced Guard

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I’d certainly treat it as a Brigade and do so with my own version.
Using the cavalry attached to the infantry can be a little tricky though and I will often combine them with another cavalry unit into a separate cavalry brigade or split it into two smaller units.

John

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Re: Austrian Advanced Guard

Post by Cearapeter »

Hello

Austrian formations are not really my area but like John I would have difficulty brigading cavalry with infantry (command radius being a major problem).

In addition, having a Horse Battery and a Foot Battery attached to a three unit brigade seems 'unlikely'. However, if you opponent is ok with it .....

CP

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Re: Austrian Advanced Guard

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Advance Guard - GM Mohr
- - - - - Wallachian Grenzers No.16 (1 btn.)
- - - - - Wallachian Grenzers No.17 (1 btn.)
- - - - - Vukassovich Infantry No.48 (3 btn.)
- - - - - Kaiser [Emperor's] Hussars No.1 (6 sq.)
- - - - - Foot Battery (8 3pdr cannons)
- - - - - Horse Battery (4 3pdr cannons 2 howitzers)
It is a real formation (yes Raszyn 1809)

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Re: Austrian Advanced Guard

Post by DCRBrown »

T,

I suspect, as Archdukek hints at, it may have operated as two "brigades" rather than one large brigade.

The infantry and foot artillery operating as one wing and the cavalry, (bearing in mind six squadrons equate to a very large cavalry formation) with the horse battery operating as the other wing.

This formation had the flexibility to operate in a good number of different scenarios and tactical situations.

DB

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