Saturday, 15 August 2009

6th Landwehr

Ive been working on my prussians of late and now have two full Brigades finished. Thats half way to my ultimate goal of completing Yorck's corps in 1813. Im going to post pictures of all the units at some point. The first is the 6th Silesian Landwehr regiment. It has yellow collar/cuffs and different coloured straps for each battalion - white, red, yellow, light blue. Ive given one of the battalions pikes for their first rank. This would not be the case by the later battles but I likes the idea anyway :)

battle of loewenberg 21 aug 1813 – 2nd brig schweidnitz battalion fought beyond all expectations like old line troops attacked enemy twice with bayonet stopped them breaking out of plagwitz – retreated in good order only once all ammunition ran out. Digby-Smith writes: "The Prussian Landwehr received their baptism of fire at Lowenberg. The Schweidnitz battaalion braved canister fire and threw the enemy back at the point of the bayonet. They were only taken out of the line when they ran out of ammunition, and when they marched past Yorck he had his line regiments oresent arms to them. Blucher wrote: 'At first it was only so-so with the Landwehr battalions, but now that they've had a good taste of powder, they're as good as the line battalions.

CENTRE: PRUSSIAN 1ST ARMY CORPS (Hans-David-Ludwig von Yorck)
Chief of staff: Colonel von Zielinsky
Commander of artillery: Lt-Col Schmidt
ADC: Cpt. Delius
Kriegskommissar: von Reiche
Medical Officer: Doctor Voltze

1st BRIGADE (Colonel von Steinmetz)
1st East-Prussian Grenadier Battalion (1 battalion)[722]
Freiwillige Jäger (detachment)[35]
Leib Grenadier Battalion (1 battalion)[798]
Freiwillige Jäger (detachment)[147]
West-Prussian Grenadier Battalion (1 battalion)[756]
Freiwillige Jäger (detachment)[67]
Silesian Grenadier Battalion (1 battalion)[800]
Freiwillige Jäger (detachment)[81]
East-Prussian Jager Battalion (3rd & 4th company)[349]
landwehr (Colonel von Losthin)
5th Silesian Landwehr Regiment (4 battalions)(Major von Maltzahn)[2,485]
13th Silesian Landwehr Regiment (4 battalions)(Major von Gädicke)[2,198]
(total 12 ½ battalions; 8,438 infantry)
cavalry
2nd Leib Hussar Regiment (4 squadrons)(Major von Stöffel)[555]
Freiwillige Jäger (detachment)[143]
artillery
6-pdr Foot Battery No. 2 (Lieutenant Lange)[134]
(total 9,270 men, including 473 Freiwillige Jäger)

2nd BRIGADE (MG Prince Carl von Mecklenburg)
infantry (Lt-Col von Lobenthal)
1st East-Prussian Infantry Regiment (3 battalions)(Lt-Col von Lobenthal)[2,471]
Freiwillige Jäger (detachment)[151]
2nd East-Prussian Infantry Regiment (3 battalions)(Lt-Col von Sidholm 2)[2,319]
Freiwillige Jäger (detachment)[43]
6th Silesian Landwehr Regiment (4 battalions)(Lt-Col von Grumbkow)[2,206]
(total 10 battalions; 7,091 infantry)
cavalry
Mecklenburg Hussar Regiment (4 squadrons)(Lt-Col von Warburg)[404]
Freiwillige Jäger (detachment)[46]
artillery
6-pdr Foot Battery No. 1 (Captain Huet)[133]
(total 7,674 men, including 240 Freiwillige Jäger)

7th BRIGADE (MG von Horn)
infantry (Lt-Col von Zepelin)
Leib Infanterie Regiment (3 battalions)(Lt-Col von Zepelin)[2,236]
Freiwillige Jäger (detachment)[273]
Thuringian Infantry Battalion (1 battalion)[483]
Guard Jager Battalion (3rd & 4th company)(Captain von Bock)[399]
4th Silesian Landwehr Regiment (4 battalions)(Major Graf Herzberg)[2,067]
15th Silesian Landwehr Regiment (4 battalions)(Major von Wollzogen)[2,382]
(total 12 ½ battalions; 7,840 infantry)
cavalry
Brandenburg Hussar Regiment (2 squadrons)(Major von Sohr)[279]
Freiwillige Jäger (detachment)[195]
3rd Silesian Landwehr Cavalry Regiment (3rd & 4th squadron)(Major von Falkenhausen)[252]
(total 726 cavalry)
artillery
6-pdr Foot Battery No. 3 (Captain Ziegler)[120]
(total 8,686 men, including 468 Freiwillige Jäger)

8th BRIGADE (MG von Hünerbein)
infantry (Lt-Col von Borcke)
Brandenburg Infanterie Regiment (3 battalions)(Lt-Col von Borcke)[2,306]
12th Reserve Infantry Regiment (3 battalions)(Major von der Goltz)[2,327]
Freiwillige Jäger (detachment)[84]
14th Silesian Landwehr Regiment (4 battalions)(Colonel von Gaza)[2,031]
(total 10 battalions; 6,758 infantry)
cavalry
Brandenburg Hussar Regiment (2 squadrons)(Major von Knobloch)[287]
3rd Silesian Landwehr Cavalry Regiment (1st & 2nd squadron)(Major von Kalinowski)[278]
(total 565 cavalry)
artillery
6-pdr Foot Battery No. 15 (Lieutenant Anders)[134]
(total 7,447 men, including 84 Freiwillige Jäger)

CAVALRY RESERVE (colonel von Jürgaβ)
Brigade Colonel Graf Henckel
Lithuanian Dragoon Regiment (4 squadrons)(Lt-Col von Below)[445]
Freiwillige Jäger (detachment)[158]
1st West-Prussian Dragoon Regiment (4 squadrons)(Lt-Col von Wuthenow)[472]
Freiwillige Jäger (detachment)[8]
Brigade Colonel von Katzeler
Brandenburg Uhlan Regiment (4 squadrons)(Major von Stutterheim)[561]
Freiwillige Jäger (detachment)[25]
East-Prussian National Cavalry Regiment (4 squadrons)(Major Graf Lehndorf)[473]
Freiwillige Jäger (detachment)[120]
Brigade Major von Bieberstein
5th Silesian Landwehr Cavalry Regiment (4 squadrons)(Major von Ozorowski)[524]
10th Silesian Landwehr Cavalry Regiment (4 squadrons)(Major von Reibnitz)[456]
1st Neumark Landwehr Cavalry Regiment (4 squadrons)(Major von Sydow)[357]
(total 28 squadrons; 3,599 cavalry)
artillery
6-pdr Horse Artillery Battery No. 1 (Captain Zinken)[146]
6-pdr Horse Artillery Battery No. 2 (Lieutenant Borowski)[151]
(total 297 artillery)
(total 3,996 men, including 311 Freiwillige Jäger)

ARTILLERY RESERVE
12-pdr Batteries No. 1 & No. 2 (Witte & Simon)[408]
6-pdr Foot Batteries No.12 & No. 24 (Bulle & Barenkampf)[237]
3-pdr Battery No. 1 (Lieutenant von Hertig)[79]
Horse Artillery Batteries No. 3 & No. 12 (Fischer & Pfeil)[249]
Park Columns No. 1, No. 3, No. 5 & No. 13 [110]
Artisan Column No. 2 [16]
(total 1,099 men)
Pioneers (2 companies)[149]
(total 1st Army Corps: 30,117 infantry, 6,038 cavalry, 1,917 artillery, 149 pioneers; total 38,221 men and 8,367 horses)
















1 comment:

Agent Orange said...

Your Silesian Landwehr Figures look great. Regarding Battle of Loewenburg Peter Hofschroer in Osprey guide 192 says that the Schweidnitz Battalion, which fought so well there, acting as part of the vanguard, was part of the 5th Silesian Landwehr Regt (not 6th). Possibly there is amix up somewhere between Regt and brigade numbers or possibly Schweidnitz or the battalion in question was promoted/transferred causing confusion. Looked in Nafziger orbats but doesn't seem to help clarify the situation.