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Re: [WarOf1812] Militia Flank Companies

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  • BritcomHMP@aol.com
    In a message dated 6/3/2002 4:31:16 PM Central Daylight Time, ... The Austrians had Noble Guard units in which one had to be an aristo in order to be a private
    Message 1 of 32 , Jun 3, 2002
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      In a message dated 6/3/2002 4:31:16 PM Central Daylight Time,
      ciefranche21e@... writes:


      > I think of the major powers only the Austrians and Americans didn't have
      > standing guard units. At least in the regular army. Even then the
      > Austrians had standing grenadier formations.
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      The Austrians had Noble Guard units in which one had to be an aristo in order
      to be a private The Arceren (SP?) Traubenten and Hungarian Noble Guards. Most
      of the 'privates' in these units were regimental commanders and the officers
      were generals and Field Marshals as I recall. So the units never appeared as
      units on the field though their members did.

      Cheers


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    • Mark Dickerson
      Funny story As part of the light company Royal Scots, we have been doing our best to portray light infantry for the past 13 years (gosh has it been that
      Message 32 of 32 , Dec 5, 2002
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        Funny story
        As part of the light company Royal Scots, we have been doing our best to portray light infantry for the past 13 years (gosh has it been that long?). We drill for 45 min every 2 weeks, battalion and light and we still have a long way to go to learn all the bugle and whistle calls let alone the verbal commands. Case in point. I gave the command "By the right, advance in files" and one veteran of 13 years says "What's that, have we done that before?" Which we have, for about 10 years. Oh well. Back to the drawing board. But it was funny at the time.
        Mark Dickerson

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        These HIGHLY TRAINED specialist troops were first trained in standard
        infantry drill and then, only when they were competent in that, they were
        taught the EXTRA drill deeded for Light work.



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