Allied Army 1st Corps

After several months of absence a new article about Allied 1st Corps at Waterloo.

The 1st Corp was formed with 3 Brigades.

In the 5th British brigade were presents 4 units:

30°,33°,69° and 73 ° (Highland) foot  regiments.

2/30° foot regiment
2/30° foot regiment
33° foot regiment
33° foot regiment
2/69° foot regiment. Nicknamed the Old Agamemnons.
2/69° foot regiment.
Nicknamed the Old Agamemnons.

At Quatre Bras the 8th Cuirassier Regiment overran the 69th foot, seizing the regiment’s King’s Color.

 

2/73° regiment foot
2/73° regiment foot
The 5th British Brigade
The 5th British Brigade

Four units were presents in the 2nd King German Legion Brigade :
1st and 2nd Light, 5th and 8th line battalions.

The 1st and 2nd light battalions from KGL
The 1st and 2nd light battalions from KGL

The 2nd light battalion constituted the entrire garrison of the farm of the La Haye-Sainte.
The regiment was overwhelmed by French only when it ran out of ammunition about 6 p.m.

 

The 5th and the 8th line battalion.
The 5th and the 8th line battalion.

The 5th regiment suffered heavy casualties during the battle of Waterloo, only 6 officers and 18 other ranks survived.

 

The 2nd K.G.L. brigade
The 2nd K.G.L. brigade

1st Hanoverian Brigade:

6 battalions formed the Brigade:
Grubenhangen, Lunenburg, Werden, Bremen, Osnabruck (some source says Duke of York 1st Battalion), and a jager battalion.

 

Jager and Osnabruck in first line, Luneburg and Bremen in second.
Jager and Osnabruck in first line, Luneburg and Bremen in second.
Verden and Grubenhagen
Verden and Grubenhagen
All the line units
All the line units
The 1st Corps completed. Guard units includeed.
The 1st Corps completed.
Guard units includeed.

See you soon … e che il dado voli alto!

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5 commenti su “Allied Army 1st Corps

  1. Tony Miles il said:

    Great looking figures.
    Not sure if this will worry you but you have the standards incorrectly placed. The Union flag should be to the right of the line for all battalions except the guards where it should be on the left. This is because the King’s Colour was always on the right and for line battalions this was the union flag and for guard battalions the crimson flag. Hope this helps

    • dorsenne il said:

      Hi Tony,
      Thanks for your interesting informations. I’m not expert about British army and the correct flags position.
      Thanks again.

      • Tony Miles il said:

        That’s ok, I’m having fun trying to sort my way through Portuguese and a friend is having fun doing Spanish.

        Tony.

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