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This Regiment fights for the Prussian Army
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The new Prussian infantry of 1813-15 however used modern tactics
and was well organized. The men were enthusiastic and patriotic.
"Splendid old General Horn was at the head of the famous Leib Regiment;
he raised his sword on high, gave a loud Hurrah ! ... Forward !
Long live to the king of Prussia ! ...


Guten Tag!

We are the 1st East Prussian Infantry Regiment, 1st Battaillon, Kompanie A, numbered 1st Regiment in the Prussian Army.  We are determined to restore Prussia's honor after the disastrous defeats at Jena and Aürstadt.  With the Prussian Army's humiliating defeat at the hands of the French, Napoleon Bonaparte occupied our capital and stained the honor of the Prussian people.  We invoke the name of Frederick the Great and his glorious armies that swept across Europe laying waste to the enemies of Prussia, to give us the strength and the courage to overcome the Corsican's oppression of our people.  Frederick the Great and his armies stood alone against a united Europe and prevailed.  Now we must do the same.  Onward, to victory!  Für das Vaterland!

About Us
The 1st East Prussian Infantry Was formed in December 2010 for the purpose of accurately representing historic military structure and tactics of the Napoleonic Era, to the best of our ability, and in so doing, form a tight-knit, elite Regiment of well trained, disciplined, and virtuous soldiers. Among other Regiments, we are quite unique in a number of ways. We place great emphasis on practicing accurate military structure and tactics of the Napoleonic Era. Among our ranks will be found no self-proclaimed generals leading handfuls of privates, but rather meaningful structure based on the size of our unit. Furthermore, we are committed to developing and practicing tactics of the period (with regard to practicality and feasibility in the setting of NW), to a level unrivaled by any existing Regiment. For these purposes, we are looking for intelligent, humble, and mature recruits willing and able to listen, learn, and contribute.

Expectations

Whether as a recruit, or a full-fledged soldier, our members are expected to do the following:

✠ Learn and follow the Code of Conduct

✠ Learn, and become proficient in basic Tactics and Skills

✠ Be relatively active, attend trainings when possible, and alert your Platoon Leader if you are unable to participate or are taking an extended leave.

✠ Display humility, respect, and motivation.
Those who can do these four things will find themselves a good match for the 1st, and will be prime candidates for promotion should they be proficient and willing to take on leadership roles.
Code of Conduct

As general guidelines, members are to practice the following points:

1. Be respectful to everyone. This includes your comrades in the 1st, members of other regiments, public players, admins, officers, non-commissioned officers, and people on the forums.

2. Conduct yourself in a professional and mature manner. This means that cursing, glitching, trolling, flaming, and name calling or other forms of fighting are not allowed. This is especially important when we are in events or on a public server.

3. Follow Orders. It is paramount for the survival of the regiment that all orders given by our Offiziere and Unteroffiziere are followed to the letter and without question or argument. There is a time and place to discuss tactics and whether or not certain orders should be given or not. Directly after the order is given is not one of those times. This also applies to the Rules laid out by admins on their servers. We respect the right of admins to run their channels.

4. Do not retaliate. Regardless of the situation, if something is done to you (ie Teamkill, insult, etc) you are not to retaliate, but are instead to inform an officer or admin and report the problem. Anyone found retaliating will be dealt with in the same manner as the original offender.










Soldaten


Unteroffizier


Offizier



--- No Rank Insignia ---

Rekrut(Rkt):
Upon entry into the Regiment, all new members will be awarded the rank of Rekrut. This rank acts of a sort of "probationary period" which allows new players to get to know the regiment and for us to get to know you. Once the leadership of the regiment deems a Rekrut as knowledgeable in line tactics and discipline, they will be promoted into the regiment. Think of this rank as a "trial period" where you are being educated and tested in order to determine if you fit our requirements for a Soldat.




Korporal(Kpl):
Korporalen are the lowest ranking Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) in the regiment. It is their job to work with the Unteroffiziere to maintain order in the ranks and to ensure that discipline and the code of conduct are upheld at all times. Korporalen lead by example, but are also expected to understand line tactics and if need be, take over for an Unteroffizier in case they fall in battle. Korporalen are expected to provide an example of what it means to be a "good soldier", but are expected, unlike the Gefreite, to learn how to lead as well. Korporalen act as the left guides of the platoons in our battle lines. Therefore, it is paramount that they be familiar with line tactics.


     

Leutnant/Premier-leutnant(Lt/PLt):
These are the lowest ranking Offiziere in the regiment and act as platoon leaders. It is their job to run their respective platoon and oversee its performance in battle. Each Leutnant is entrusted with distributing information, taking accountability, and coordinating with their Unteroffiziere to ensure that their platoon is combat effective. During battle, Leutnants will take command of their respective platoons and follow the overall orders of the Kapitan. Therefore, Leutnants do not address Oberleutnants as sir, nor do they take orders from them unless the OLt is acting as the Kompanie Commander.



Soldat(Sdt):
This is the lowest official rank in the regiment. Soldaten make up the rank and file of our regiment and account for the vast majority of our men. Soldaten are expected to follow the code of conduct and carry out orders. Our success or failure as a regiment rests on the shoulders of these men.




Unteroffizier(Uffz)
Unteroffiziere are the lifeforce of the regiment. These men are the true leaders of the Kompanie and ensure that it remains combat effective. Unteroffiziere are expected to know and understand not only the line tactics, but also be knowledgeable in how to give and receive orders. Discipline is maintained by these men and it is their jobs to ensure that all orders are carried out by the men. Any problems or concerns are first dealt with by the Unteroffiziere and are only passed up the chain of command if they are unable to resolve it. Unteroffiziere are expected to interact with the men and answer any questions or concerns that they have, they are also expected to ensure that every soldier in their platoon is fully functional (ie on teamspeak, in steam group, checking the forums, etc) as well as helping their Leutnant with accountability.



 
Kapitan(Kapt):
The Kapitan is the highest ranking Offiziere at the Kompanie level. He oversees the command of the Kompanie and leads it during battle. It his his job to coordinate with the battalion and lead his Kompanie in compliance with the overall battle plan. Any battalion orders are passed to the Kapitan first and he will distribute them to the platoon level. The Kapitan is expected to understand operation and manuevers at the strategic and tactical level and to maneuver his Kompanie according to the "big picture".




Gefreiter(Gfr):
Gefreite should be considered "experienced soldaten". This is not an NCO rank, rather it is an award to those Soldaten we deem to have exhibited a mastery of the skills of the soldier. Gefreite do not issue orders, neither are they considered superior in rank to Soldaten, rather, they are looked upon as the "ideal soldiers" and are expected to act as so. Gefreite lead by example and are usually the ones being groomed for advancement into the ranks of the NCO's. Only through hard work and exemplary performance can a Soldat be considered for advancement to Gefreiter.




Feldwebel(Fw):
Feldwebel is the highest ranking NCO in the regiment and is entrusted with keeping it combat effective at all times. If any Unteroffizier is unable to resolve an issue or answer a question, they bring it first to the Feldwebel before the Kapitan. The Feldwebel helps to distribute information to the platoons and assists the Kapitan in running the Kompanie. He is also free to assist platoons when need be.




Major(Maj):
The Major is the Highest Ranking Offiziere at the Battalion Level. He oversees the command of the battalion and leads it during battle. He works with the Kapitan as well as Rittmeister of the Lithuanian Dragoons to make the best decisions on how to maneuver the Battalion. The Major is also responsible for the training of the Battalion. It is his job to inform his officers what needs to be done while it is the job of the Kapitan to see it carried out on the Kompanie Level.








Revolutionary Wars:

During the French Revolutionary Wars of the 1790's the 1st East Prussian Infantry regiment was yet to be formed. The regiment that would become the 1st East Prussian infantry was the No.2 line infantry regiment 'Ruechel' under the command of Oberst Ernst von Rüchel. During the 1790's the regiment was part of the Prussian forces used to combat France. The No.2 fought well in the brief Prussian effort, but after the battle of Valmy they were sent back to Prussia as Prussia tried to conserve its resources and soldiers.

Invasion of 1806:
In 1806, Prussia entered into the War of the Fourth Coalition in fear of France from their defeat of Austria. At the start of the invasion the No.2 was attached to L’Estocq’s Corps with four other infantry regiments. L'Estocq and his chief of staff, Gerhard von Scharnhorst, commanded some 15,000 troops based at Thorn in December 1806 and at Freystadt in January 1807. Harassed by Marshal Ney, L'Estocq marched his troops from February 2 – February 8 through snowy and forested East Prussia; it has been described as "a model of the way in which a flank march in the face of a near and powerful adversary should be conducted".

The Russian troops of Bennigsen were hard-pressed by Marshal Davout in the Battle of Eylau (February 7-February 8, 1807). Leading the last operational unit in the Prussian army, L'Estocq was only able to bring eight battalions, twenty-eight squadrons, and two horse artillery batteries (estimated at 7,000-9,000 men) to the battle; the rest of his soldiers were defending against Ney. Upon the small Prussian contingent's arrival at Preußisch Eylau, Bennigsen wanted it split up to reinforce his weakened Russian troops. Scharnhorst, however, advised L'Estocq to strike with his cavalry around the Russian lines at Davout's exhausted troops; the sudden attack threw the French into disarray. Following the battle, L'Estocq's corps retreated to Preußisch Friedland to maintain coalition communications with Russia. 




1806/1807 Reforms:
Following the defeat in 1806 Prussia was forced to reorganize and downsize its army. Six of the remaining infantry regiments were chosen to be reformed, and were each given a light infantry battalion  to complete them. The No.2 with its new 3rd battalion became the 1st East Prussian Infantry Regiment. The new army was organized into six peace-time brigades, and the 1st East Prussian were put into the East Prussian Brigade.

Russia 1812/1813
When Napoleon invaded Russia in 1812 there were 14,000 Prussian infantry attached to the auxiliary corps of the Grand Army. The six regiments were assembled from assorted battalions of multiple Prussian army regiments. The No.1 infantry regiment of the Prussian forces in Russia was mad up of the 2nd battalion/1st East Prussian Regiment, the 1st Battalion/2nd East Prussian Regiment, and the Fusilier battalion of the 1st East Prussian regiment. Unlike most of Napoleon's army the Prussian forces returned home mostly unharmed, saved by the Convention of Tauroggen.



    War Of Liberation:
   In 1813 the war of the 6th coalition started, and Prussia   
   mobilized its army for war. During the first battle of the
   campaign the 1st East Prussian Regiment had just returned
   from combat in Russia, and had two of its
   battalions (2nd battalion and fusilier battalion) in the "1st   
   Combined Infantry Regiment". At Lützen they were on the left
   flank under Generalmajor von Hünerbein, but were driven
   back like the rest of the army.

   After Lützen the 1st East Prussian battalions were put back
   together and put in Generallieutenant von Yorc's Korps, in 
   Oberst von Zielinsky's 1st Infantry brigade. The regiment was
   in the center of the Prussian line, and took heavy casualties
   first  from the artillery barrage of the Grand Battery, and
   then the successive French assault. The regiment was in the
   thick of the fighting for the entire day, but was beaten back to
   the village of Bautzen. The 1st East Prussian regiment was
   then present at the battle of Leipzig.   



Battle of Leipzig:

At Leipzig, the 1st East Prussian Regiment was attached to the I. corp under Generallieutenant von Yorck, in the 2nd Infantry brigade (under Generalmajor Prinz CarlvonMecklenburg-Strelitz). At the time of Leipzig, the regiment had 1,840 men in total, or about 600 men per regiment. During the battle, the regiment was positioned on the allied right flank, and was ordered forward on the first day of fighting, to take the city of Möckern. The village was heavily fortified, and had a manor, palace, walled gardens, and low walls. Each position was turned into a fortress with the walls being loop holed for covered fire by the French. The ground to the west of the position was too wooded and swampy for emplacement of artillery. A dike ran east along the river Elster being four meters high. The bloody street fighting took a heavy toll on both sides, and the battle hung in the balance until Prussian cavalry charged and secured the field. Overall, both sides suffered around 9,000 casualties. For the next three days of the battle the regiment stayed on the right flank, and pushed to try to encircle Napoleon's forces, and even helped secure the village of Leipzig itself.


Paris:

After the battle of Leipzig, the regiment continued on the allied advance through France, fighting in the battles Brienne, The Six Day's Campaign, Craonne, Reims, and Paris. The unit was then sent back to Prussia. For reasons unknown, the regiment was not part of the army involved with the 100 Day's Campaign, and so its service to the Kingdom of Prussia ended at the battle and occupation of Paris in 1814. 







Organization of the Regiment
Historically, a full strength regiment is composed of two battalions; each in turn being comprised of multiple companies. In the historical Prussian Army, a battalion consisted of four companies, and was nearly 800 men strong. However, for the purposes of the 1stEPI and the scale of Napoleonic Wars, a battalion shall consist of two or more companies, and maintain a minimum field strengthof 40-80 men rank and file.  The strength of a battalion on paper will be roughly double this amount.

The 1st East Prussian Regiment currently fields 1 Battalion with a second Battalion in the reserve, and maintains a field strength of 50+ men at all times


Weekly Event Schedule

These events occur on a weekly basis:
Monday New Member Training - 8PM EST
Tuesday North American Line Battle - 8PM EST
Thursday Primary Battalion Weekday Training - 8PM EST
Friday North American Line Battle - 9PM EST


In addition to these weekly events, occasional ''special'' events will typically be scheduled once or twice a month on a Saturday evening. Members are given notice well in advance of these additional line-battle or realism opportunities.

Medals
Badges and Medals
of the
1st East Prussian Infantry Regiment




SERVICE MEDALS


Veteran Infantry Medal, 5th Class
Awarded for disciplined and active service in 10 engagements.
     

Veteran Infantry Medal, 4th Class
Awarded for disciplined and active service in 20 engagements.
     

Veteran Infantry Medal, 3rd Class
Awarded for disciplined and active service in 35 engagements. 
     

Veteran Infantry Medal, 2nd Class
Awarded for disciplined and active service in 50 engagements.
     

Veteran Infantry Medal, 1st Class
Awarded for disciplined and active service in 100 engagements.
     

Veteran Infantry Medal, Career Soldier
Awarded for disciplined and active service in 200+ engagements.




GENERAL MEDALS



Red Eagle Order, 2nd Class
Awarded to Enlisted personnel for valor, courage, and service.
     

Red Eagle Order, 1st Class
Awarded to Kompanie Offiziere for valor, leadership, and service.
     

Red Eagle Order, Grand Star
Awarded to Battalion Offiziere for dedication, valor, leadership and services towards the 1. Ostpreussiche Infanterie.
     

Non-Commissioned Officer's Cadre Medal
Awarded to Non-Commissioned Officers for excellence in training techniques.
     

Officer's Cadre Medal
Awarded to Officers for excellence in training techniques.

Non-Commissioned Officer's Administration Medal
Awarded to Non-Commissioned Officers who have excelled off of the battlefield.
     

Officer's Administration Medal
Awarded to Officers who have excelled off of the battlefield.
     

Imperial Eagle Medal
Awarded for capturing enemy colors during an event.
     

Good Conduct Medal
Awarded for exemplary behavior on or off the battlefield.
     




PROFICIENCY AWARDS


Melee Badge - Tier 1
Awarded for a top four finish in a  Melee Test.
     

Melee Badge - Tier 2
Awarded for a first place finish in a Melee Test.

Melee Badge - Tier 3
Awarded for five first place finishes in a Melee Test.
     





Schützen Challenge Coin
Awarded to the winner of the semi-monthly shooting contest.
     



RECRUITMENT MEDALS




Recruitment Medal - Tier 1
Awarded to those who have recruited five people.
     

Recruitment Medal - Tier 2
Awarded to those who have recruited fifteen people.

Recruitment Medal - Tier 3
Awarded to those who have recruited twenty five people.
     




CAMPAIGN MEDALS



Mount&Musket Service Medal
Awarded for serving in the 1stEPI before the release of Napoleonic Wars
     

French Campaign Medal
Awarded for actions taken against the Légion Irlandaise on 18 August 2012   
     

British Campaign Medal
Awarded for actions taken against the Royal Army on 12 October 2013   
     

7th Prussian Infantry Service Medal
Awarded for serving in the 7th in Age of False Innocence
     

Battalion Campaign Ribbon
Awarded to participant members in the monthly realism linebattle

Austrian Campaign Medal
Awarded for actions taken against the Schwarze Schar Nr.92 on 23 February 2014 
     









PRUSSIAN ARMY DONATION MEDALS


Prussian Army Donation - Tier 1
Awarded for donating to the Prussian Army fund.
     

Prussian Army Donation - Tier 2
Awarded for donating $20 or more to the Prussian Army fund.

Prussian Army Donation - Tier 3
Awarded for donating $50 or more to the Prussian Army fund.
     

School of the Soldier Reference
These guides are to be used for the instruction of the soldier and platoon. Outlined here are the basic practices and tactics essential for the creation of a functional company.

School of the Soldier
http://www.1stepi.com/forums/index.php?topic=30.0
This section concerned with the skills and practices of the individual soldier.

School of the Platoon
http://www.1stepi.com/forums/index.php?topic=10.0
This section is concerned with maneuver and drill on the Company level. These drills are based off of period manuals from the Napoleonic Wars and the American Civil War:
http://www.drillnet.net/GILHAM/Gilart4.htm (Gilham's Manual)
http://www.drillnet.net/COOPERS/Coopers.htm#OfCo (Cooper's Volunteer Manual)
http://www.napoleon-series.org/military/organization/reg1791/c_regtitle.html (French 1791 Drill Manual)
http://glengarrylightinfantry.ca/drillmanual.pdf (British 1816 Drill Manual)
http://books.google.com/books?id=c-H6BceZ8oMC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false (German Manual)
We are devoted to the practice of historically accurate line tactics, and place great emphasis on drill. By practicing these drills, we are able to march and wheel a deployed line of multiple ranks on the move over any distance, and can quickly deploy into line or column to any direction. These drills make way for proper Battalion-level tactics, and give the Company unrivaled flexibility and maneuverability on the field.  It is therefore paramount that all members - particularly those aspiring for promotion, are well versed in these tactics and drills.






Organization of the Company

The Kompanie is the smallest unit to complete itself, and should be able to field at least 20 men rank-and-file. For this purpose, given an average attendance rate of 50-66% for any given event, at least 50 active members should be maintained on paper. The unit is ran at the company-level by the Kapitain (Captain) and Feldwebel (Company Sergeant Major).

Each Kompanie is divided into two platoons, termed "Zug." Ideally, each Zug should be able to field 12 soldiers rank and file, in addition to one Officer (a Lt or PLt) who is designated the Platoon Leader, a ranking Unteroffizier, who is designated the Platoon Sergeant, and one or two additional Unteroffizier to assist or replace him when need-be. Of the rank-and-file, 2-4 Korporalen shall be placed in each platoon, and will assist and fill in for the Unteroffiziere when needed.

Thus, the full strength Kompanie comprised of two Zug shall include:
1 Kapitan - Company Officer
1 Feldwebel - Company Sergeant
1 Premierleutnant - Overseeing 2. Zug
1 Leutnant - Overseeing 1. Zug
4-6 Unteroffiziere - 2~3 in each Zug, except for 1. Zug, which shall generally require no more than 2.
4-8 Korporalen - 2~4 in each Zug
32+ Soldaten - 16+ in each Zug

Also included may be:
1-2 Musicians


Thus, a full strength Company on paper shall be comprised of no less than 44-52 men in total. The Company's field strength will generally be only 50-66% of its strength on paper for any given event, accounting for average attendance and expected, excused, or unexcused absences. Should the Company maintain a high level of activity and attendance, the number of men required to maintain a full strength Company on paper may be lower than prescribed above.

- Each platoon forms a line two ranks deep.  1. Zug falls in left of the Kapitan and their senior Unteroffizier(Ufz), who are always on the right-most flank.  2. Zug falls in left of the Premierleutnant(PLt) and their senior Unteroffizier. The Korporalen of either platoon fall in the left most file of each Zug.

- The remaining Unteroffiziere and Leutnant(s)(Lt) are placed as file closers. The Leutnant's file-closing position is one full pace behind the Kapitan's file. The Unteroffiziere take up position behind the first and last ranker files of their respective Zug.  In 1. Zug, the first Unteroffizier file closing position (directly left of the Leutnant, behind the first ranker file) is reserved for the Feldwebel(Fw).

The file-closing Unteroffiziere are charged with keeping the line intact and operating efficiently.  It is also their duty to take down any lone cavalrymen or flankers who threaten the formation, and to keep a lookout and prevent the Company from being taken by surprise. Upon heavy losses, the file closing Unteroffiziere and even the Company Musicians are allowed to join the line at their own discretion, or upon the order of an Officer.

The Platoon Sergeants - that is, to say, the Unteroffiziere stationed directly behind the Officers at the head of each platoon, are to act as the right guides and Platoon Leaders in the event the commanding officer retires from the head of his platoon, or falls in battle.  When acting as Platoon Leader, the Unteroffiziere in charge should draw his sword to distinguish himself from his fellow rankers.

The Offiziere acting in the capacity of Platoon Leader (generally the Premier-leutnant and Kapitan, except when the Kapitan hands off control of 1. Zug to the platoon's Leutnant) act as the overall commanders of each Zug

The 1st East Prussian Infantry also fields a squadron of Lithuanian Dragoons, made up of the most active and dedicated members of the EPI that are able to fill any role from skirmishing, to cavalry, to artillery, and to line Infantry. Members of the Lithuanian Dragoons are hand picked by its Rittmeister and members may apply upon reaching the rank of Soldat, however exceptions may be made.* See Litauische Dragoner - Field Manual*




RECRUITMENT
All Recruiting related questions should be directed to the 1st East Prussian Infantry's Civil Affairs Representative:


Currently not filled, please refer to Feldwebel Mogu. - S-5, Civil-Military Relations
Steam Page:- http://steamcommunity.com/id/epimogu/
Please direct questions or comments regarding the scheduling of events or calendar to the S3 point of contact

To post an application, we ask that all people interested in joining the 1st East Prussian Infantry visit the Regimental Website: forums.1stepi.com. Additionally, if you have any questions regarding the application process, feel free to contact Feldwebel Mogu or email the1stepi@gmail.com.

Steam Page:- http://steamcommunity.com/id/epimogu/
FSE Page: - http://www.fsegames.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=14483


Other Information
We have our own Message Boards and Team Speak Server. Members should check the forums on a regular basis, and have bookmarked both the forums and the 1stEPI TeamSpeak servers.

Our Steam Group - http://steamcommunity.com/groups/1stepi_nw
The Steam group is public, please join to be invited to events.

Our Website and Forums can be found here: http://www.forums.1stepi.com

Team Speak Address- ts3.1stepi.com
You do not need a microphone, but everyone will need to have Team Speak for trainings and events in order to hear orders.

STAFF POINTS OF CONTACT

Chief of Staff:  Bataillon-Adjutant L. Hopper
Steam Page - http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198018523853/

S-1, Personnel:  Korporal Hancock
Steam Page - http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198112343283/
Please direct questions involving matters of administration concerning the regiment, Website/Forum issues, Server groups, and distribution of awards to the S1 point of contact.

S-3, Operations:  Currently not filled. Please refer to Feldwebel Mogu if you need any assistance.
Steam Page - http://steamcommunity.com/id/epimogu/
Please direct questions or comments regarding the scheduling of events or calendar to the S3 point of contact

S-5, Civil-Military Relations:  Currently not filled. Please refer to Feldwebel Mogu if you need any assistance.
Steam Page - http://steamcommunity.com/id/epimogu/
Please direct questions or concerns with Civil-Military Relations, or seek guidance from the S5 point of contact when needing assistance with the application process or new member indoctrination.

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Re: The 1st East Prussian Infantry (1st EPI) *Celebrating 3 Years!*
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2013, 01:13:36 am »
--- 2010 ---
Age of False Innocence



A 7th Prussian Foot Training - Oct 2010
     Prior to the official founding of the 1st East Prussian Infantry in December of 2010, the regiment held a different name in Age of False Innocence. This mod took place during the seven years war, and was one of the first to set up an atmosphere for a new kind of battle that had never been seen before in Mount&Blade: Warband.

     At the time, there was no such thing as "Linebattles." At least, not in the sense that we would think of today.  There was no structure or organization in battle, and players would run at one another discharging their firearms and waving their swords around in a very unsophisticated manor.

     This changed with the 7th Prussian Foot. The small line regiment challenged the norms of battle, working to prove that marching in line was possible and beneficial. They began training and practicing adapting field manuals to work within the of Mount&Blade: Warband in hopes of one day seeing the dream of historically accurate "line-battles."  While not combat effective at the time, this was the first major step in the community toward the common close order drill seen today. 





The Founding Fathers


    On December 11, 2010, a group of members from the 7th Prussian Foot decided that a transition into the new Mount&Musket:Battalion mod would be beneficial and provide an environment where a disciplined and structured unit could thrive.

     And so became the 1. Ostpreussische Infanterie (1st East Prussian Infantry) (Infantry Regiment Nr. 1). Led by Hauptmann Argus, the new 1st East Prussian Infantry immediately drew interest from the already growing community in Mount&Musket. Majority of the players in the Mount&Musket Community were from Europe, so the appearance of a mostly North American force was talked about. For awhile, the 1stEPI was unable to attend any of the existing European linebattles, and instead spent more time training and drilling the growing regiment in the accurate line tactics that had been perfected from the time spent in Age of False Innocence.   


A 1st EPI Training - Dec 2010




--- 2011 ---
Mount&Musket: Battalion


     It was in early 2011 that the 1st East Prussian Infantry entered into its first Linebattle, and the European regiments in attendance were immediately shocked by the precision of the double rank line drill that was displayed by this new regiment of North Americans.  The existing regiments in the community hadn't seen any form of well executed drill, and were used to simply following one another around in a single column snake.  This earned the 1st EPI a lot of respect for their measure of military bearing on and off of the field.

1st EPI in linebattle - Apr 2011




A New Kind of Battle Experience



1st EPI in North American Public Linebattle - Apr 2011
    The 1st East Prussian Infantry continued on perfecting their drill, growing their ranks, and expanding their influence over the Mount&Musket:Battalion community. In February of 2011, the Feldwebel at the time, 5arge, began hosting the first ever North American Linebattle on friday evenings, and this forever changed not only the 1st EPI's linebattle experience, but also the North American community for Mount&Musket:Battalion. Up until this point, only European Linebattles had existed, which really didn't provide the North American players an opportunity to participate.
   
      This vastly improved the combat effectiveness of the 1st East Prussian Infantry, and the 1stEPI became a name of fear on the battlefield.  During these North American Linebattles, Feldwebel 5arge created the "Public Regiment," which was a line open to any member of the community to come and participate in these new North American Public Linebattles. The public players were drilled by 5arge in the 1st East Prussian Infantry's double rank manual, and this began to expose the Public to era accurate drill. Many of those public players, who participated in these North American Public Linebattles would go on to create their own regiments and structure/organize them much like the 1st East Prussian Infantry.

   




Litauische Dragoner


     In June of 2011, Under the order of Major Rethmeier, the 1st East Prussian Infantry Expanded from a singular Infantry Company, to include a squadron of elite Mounted infantry known as the Litauische Dragoner. This new Dragoon squadron was headed by Leutnant Element, and trained in elite skirmish tactics, artillery use, mounted warfare, and was also capable of falling into the Line when called upon. The Litauishe Dragoner (shortened "Lith") became the elite of the regiment, and was only available to the most active and disciplined of 1st East Prussian Infantry Soldiers.

Litauishe Dragoner - Jun 2011




The Prussian Army


     In November 2011, under Major Avoric the Prussian Army was formed. The 1st EPI, the 19te, and the FK were of the original regiments, and used the Prussian army as a way to train with one another, and develop a sense of cooperation on the field of battle during Linebattle events.  The Prussian Army still exists today, and many of the founding regiments are still participating.

Prussian Army Line Infantry Battalion - Nov 2011




--- 2012 ---
Mount&Musket: Napoleonic Wars



1st EPI in Linebattle - Apr 2012
    In April of 2012 came the release of Mount&Blade: Napoleonic Wars, and much like the rest of the Mount&Musket: Battalion community, the 1st East Prussian Infantry elected to make the transition. Under the new Major Azrooh, the 1stEPI took this opportunity to reform its lines and reorganize in order to prep itself for the New Mod.  The Litauishe Dragoner was reformed and given its own set of calvary ranks, the "Oberleutnant" rank was replaced with "PremierLeutnant," the "Hauptmann" was replaced with "Kapitän," and other small changes were made to ensure that the 1st East Prussian Infantry was operating as professionally as possible.




A Year of Consistancy


     Following the release of Napoleonic Wars in April, and the initial chaos which came as a result of the new game and transition, things calmed down within the 1stEPI, and not many changes took place.  By this time, the 1st East Prussian's dream of seeing a community that embraces a historically minded style of game-play, coupled with organization and discipline was starting to be seen in many new regiments who were basing themselves off of the previous EPI example. For the first time since its founding, the 1st East Prussian Infantry began to have a more casual and laid back style of leadership and participation in the community.

1st EPI Training - Summer 2012




--- 2013 ---
Re-emergence



1st EPI Linebattle - Spring 2013
     A new year brings new changes, and in February of 2013 came the appointment of the 1st East Prussian Infantry's 5th commanding officer since its founding.  Major Deofuta assumed command of the regiment, and helped carry the 1st EPI through the year. Much like 2012, 2013 didn't bring many changes in the regimental structure.  at this point, the Regiment had a complete understanding of how to run itsself, and new members were being most efficiently trained to become the next generation of 1st EPI leaders. The need for any structural changes or expansion had diminished, and the 1st East Prussian Infantry continued to educate members in a military atmosphere about leadership, discipline, and teamwork needed in order to be successful. The 1st East Prussian Infantry continued to heavily emphasize a mastery in accurate line drill, while also portraying the mature environment that everyone has come to love.




A Birthday to Remember


Under the leadership of the newly appointed Major Gunny, the 1st East Prussian Infantry planned and executed a birthday festival in celebration of 3 years of being a regiment. On December 11, 2013, The 1st East Prussian Infantry, along with previous serving members of the regiment gathered for a night full of activities including a highly competitive melee tournament, won by none other than the founder of the 1st EPI himself OberstLeutnant Argus. The night also included a Horse race in honor of the Litauische Dragoner.

1st EPI's 3rd Birthday Festival - Dec 2013


--- 2014 ---
Mount&Musket: Battalion Nostalgia



1st EPI in Linebattle at  the MM Nostalgic event - Summer 2014
The 1st East Prussian Infantry, along with some of the other veteran regiments that were first established in Mount&Musket, returned to the field for a linebattle event in the original Mod. For some newer members, this was their first look at how the regiment operated back in its early days.  For others, it served as a reminder of how things used to be, and brought back some great memories.  The event was a terrific success, and the 1st East Prussian Infantry operated in the most professional atmosphere while performing fantastically.  It was an exciting change of pace for the regiment, and provided all members with a better understanding of our regiment, as well as a new found appreciation for Mount & Blade: Napoleonic Wars!




Battalion Level Training


  Having mastered the art of drill at the company level, the 1st East Prussian Infantry sought to challenge itself, and expand its knowledge of drill to include that of the battalion.  Coupled with some other regiments, who have equally expressed an interest in historical line drill, The 1st East Prussian Infantry began to train and work toward fighting in a properly formed battalion line, consisting of multiple companies.  While this requires meticulous attention to detail, and a clear understanding of everyone's job in the line, The 1st East Prussian Infantry actively participated in and helped to educate others on proper battalion drill. The Culmination of this hard-work took place in the "87th Realism Event," graciously organized by the 87th Regiment of Foot. In the event, participating regiments were expected to follow a strict chain of command while operating in an accurately formed battalion line. 


87th Realism Event - Fall 2014







"Grandfather of the Community"


1st East Prussian Infantry Four Year Anniversary
4 Year Anniversary Video - December 2014
The 1st East Prussian Infantry Celebrated its 4th Anniversary on December 10, 2014.  Officially labeled as the Oldest North American Regiment still in existence, the 1st East Prussian Infantry set its sights toward the new year.  2014 was a progressive year for the regiment. Expansion and activity were at an all time high among regimental members, and the 1st East Prussian Infantry sought to challenge itself, writing a new School of the Battalion drill manual for use in the Prussian Army.  Attempting to master new drill movements and standardize the way linebattles are fought throughout the Prussian Army regiments only strengthened unit cohesion, and The 1st East Prussian Infantry entered into 2015 as a force to be reckoned with.

--- 2015 ---

A Year of Commitment




2015 brought back plenty of events to the 1stEPI. The regiment continued its weekly tradition of linebattle events as well as trainings. The Monday recruit training was introduced. Many new faces came to join the ranks of the EPI. The 1stEPI continued the tradition of disciplined drill and double rank lines. 



A Fun Year





Once again with nostalgia on the minds of many, and others expressing interest in mount and musket. The 1stEPI participated in another MM Russia throwback event. For many it was a reminder of old times, and others a fun offset to the routine of NW linebattles. The 1stEPI went on to participate in battle against the Gaurde Imperial on the 7th of March,2015. And later followed the Prussian Army against the 7th Coalition in a army battle. 



The Prussian Army





For the first time, the Prussian Army celebrated its 4th anniversary with Battalion Screenshots, Horse races, and a melee tournament. The PA community stays strong inside of napoleonic wars, as well as outside. Participating in army battles, as well as war thunder events, and many more games. 



5 Years!





The 1st East Prussian Infantry Celebrated its 5th Anniversary on December 10, 2015.  2015 was a productive year for the regiment. Many new members joined the regiment and have benefited from the organization and drill. As likewise the regiment has benefited from their efforts and participation. Through the work of these members, the 1stEPI was more then ready to take on 2016!


--- 2016 ---
WIP
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Re: The 1st East Prussian Infantry (1st EPI) *Celebrating 3 Years!*
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2013, 01:16:26 am »
GOOD LUCK!
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Re: The 1st East Prussian Infantry (1st EPI) *Celebrating 3 Years!*
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2013, 01:17:32 am »
And these three years have been something to behold. I'll never forget* (lol) the experiences you helped give me all that time ago, even if you didn't know me then, or I you; not personally at least.

Happy birthday, EPI. :)
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Re: The 1st East Prussian Infantry (1st EPI) *Celebrating 3 Years!*
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2013, 01:19:08 am »
Nice looking thread! I'd say, "Good luck..." but if you guys have been around for 3 years, you obviously don't need it...

But I will EspanYOLO it and say...


Good luck and Happy Birthday. :)

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Re: The 1st East Prussian Infantry (1st EPI) *Celebrating 3 Years!*
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2013, 01:20:38 am »
Good luck from B Kompanie!
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Re: The 1st East Prussian Infantry (1st EPI) *Celebrating 3 Years!*
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2013, 01:20:52 am »
Alright! Thanks to Walko and Jorvasker for the new thread layout!

And thanks for the well wishing.
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Re: The 1st East Prussian Infantry (1st EPI) *Celebrating 3 Years!*
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2013, 01:25:23 am »
Yes, Thank you much Walko. 'tis quite the birthday gift!

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Re: The 1st East Prussian Infantry (1st EPI) *Celebrating 3 Years!*
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2013, 01:26:02 am »
Good luck
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Re: The 1st East Prussian Infantry (1st EPI) *Celebrating 3 Years!*
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2013, 01:27:15 am »
Happy birthday!! I like the new thread. Please update our website's news feed. I clicked that link and went to our older thread.

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Re: The 1st East Prussian Infantry (1st EPI) *Celebrating 3 Years!*
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2013, 01:27:59 am »
Lock the old thread
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Re: The 1st East Prussian Infantry (1st EPI) *Celebrating 3 Years!*
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2013, 01:35:28 am »
Huzzah! It is up :D
Regiment History:
Filthy Casual Publorde from May 2011 - Mid July 2012 / Early Services from July - November 2012, including 33rd, 63e, 1stCI / 1stFKI - November 2012 - April 2013 / Break from April 2013 - July 2013, with a short return to 63e from June until July / 1stEPI - July 2013 - Feburary 2015 / Retired - Feburary 2015 - Until Forever RIP

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Re: The 1st East Prussian Infantry (1st EPI) *Celebrating 3 Years!*
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2013, 01:54:48 am »
Thank god this thread is up! I've been anticipating it. :P

Glad I could help with the ranks table, and I love all these details done in the whole thread. Happy birthday, EPI, and great thread, Walko! Fur das Vaterland!
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Re: The 1st East Prussian Infantry (1st EPI) *Celebrating 3 Years!*
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2013, 01:56:08 am »
New post? Good luck!

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Re: The 1st East Prussian Infantry (1st EPI) *Celebrating 3 Years!*
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2013, 01:57:14 am »
Good going you lot!