Monday, 13 April 2015

Waterloo mini musters part 4

It's been a while, but I'm back, and it's a big one. The 3rd British infantry division was the strongest division in battalions 13 in all plus 2 coys of field jaegers.
Let's have a closer look.

The 3rd British Infantry Division
Commanded by Lt. Gen  Charles Count Alten
strength at Waterloo 8,091
casualties at Waterloo 3,725
Deployed on the right/centre on the ridge.

2 /30th British line
33rd British line
2 /69th British line
2 /73rd British line
1st light infantry KGL
2nd light infantry KGL
5th line KGL
8th line KGL
Duke of York field battalion Hanoverian
Grubenhagen light battalion Hanoverian
Bremen field battalion Hanoverian
Verden field battalion Hanoverian
Luneburg light battalion Hanoverian
The full division with command and attached artillery bases one Royal artillery and one KGL foot artillery. British on the right, KGL in the centre and the Hanoverian infantry on the left.

In the next part of the Mini Muster, I will post a battle report on a larger fictional battle between the advancing French under Nay and the withdrawing allies under William Prince of Orange. Not quite on the scale of Quatre Bras, which went almost as historically as it could, with the French having the better of the early stages but the reinforcements just kept coming which slowly ground the French assaults to a halt, but the French under Nay almost pulled off a bit of a moment when their cavalry smashed through the allies left and the allies almost bolted. A real brown trousers moment.
Till next time.