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And warm greetings from rainy Virginia
you my download all Circulaire at http://www.napoleon-online.de/quellen_circulaire.html ... the direct link to the article, Hans-Karl quoted is http://www.napoleon-online.de/Dokumente/Circulaire_1994_1.pdf#page=27
Greetings from Berlin
Excellent anecdote, Hans-Karl! Can you give us the source? (And 'kommt mir schwedisch vor' is one to remember!)
Uff da! Should have studied French. Doh!
Oliver Schmidt wrote a very nice article and full of humor in "Circulaire" 1 / 94, pp 28
"Das kommt mir schwedisch vor" (a German saying if something doesn't seem right) - it comments about a Swedish Jäger battalion at Leipzig (which panicked at the first shot), when the Swedish Crown Prince commented :
Eh bien, mes braces Suédois, se sont - ils bien battu? A Prussian ADC to general Kleist - who was known not to hold back replied : " Vos braves Suédois, se sont battu comme des badauds"
The Crown Prince - became so enraged by that - that the Prussian King only with greatest effort could calm him down.
Until around 2000 the American magazine "Napoleon" could be subscribed, a really valuable source with interesting articles.
In no. 8 an article about the Swedish horse artillery in 1813 was published ... and so I add a scan to this post. You also find a schematic OOB of the Swedish troops in this article.
Thanks Markus I actually have that issue in the attic I must hunt it down .. after reading Nafziger it seems it was mainly the Swedish artillery that was involved at Leipzig initially the horse artillery followed by the foot and then the heavy artillery .
i will still build a small infantry and cavalry brigade using ground Perry figs
This link gives detailed information
Thanks Karl 👍
Hi Peter, thanks for posting this interesting question. Could you visit the members area and amend your profile information so that it lists your full name, not just your email address as your posting name? This is one of the forum rules.
Ok will do Zack great site by the way especially now that the Napoleon series site is gone
Thanks Peter! The Napoleon Series itself has been relaunched, just without the forum. I think Gareth did a post the other day with details.