- 27/12/2015 at 11:35 #36026carojonParticipant
The 45e Regiment de Ligne was already a veteran French line regiment in 1808 when it supplied a battalion to the 9th Provisional Line Regiment, part of Marshal Moncey’s Corps that was part of Napoleon’s first invasion of Spain in the January of that year.
By January 1809, the regiment’s first three battalions would be based in Salamanca and engaged in a five month long struggle with Sir Robert Wilson’s Loyal Lusitanian Legion together with Portuguese and Spanish militia and irregular forces, prior to its involvement in the Talavera campaign in July.
If you would like to know more and want a few minutes break from the seasonal festivities then just follow the link to JJ’s
http://jjwargames.blogspot.co.uk28/12/2015 at 12:15 #36045willzParticipant
Thank you Jonathan a Christmas treat, what a fine looking regiment.30/12/2015 at 09:07 #36082BanditParticipant30/12/2015 at 14:42 #36088Lagartija MikeSpectator
I like the little men what has the pompoms on their heads. Like angry pheasants trapped in a world they never made.31/12/2015 at 08:29 #36118carojonParticipant
Thanks for your comments chaps, glad you like them.
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