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We welcome you to our official thread !



About us

Founded in July of 2020 by a group of friends with a combined total of 15 years
in the Light Infantry communities of Napoleonic games, and the simple goal of filling in
a gap in the NW Community that has been left open for far too long; an English speaking,
historically authentic representation of the British Rifle formations of the late Napoleonic wars.
And to this end, we prioritise 3 things, Entertainment, Authenticity, and Community.
Everyone is welcome to join, whether you are a new or skilled player.
We hope to see you soon on the battlefield whether you are with us or against us.

Prelude of the Battalion

In the year of 1803, the fourteen-month European interlude that was the Peace of Amiens
came to an end, and Britain once again went to war against France. Napoleon Bonaparte, Seeking
to strike at the British, but thwarted by the barrier of the English Channel, sent an army corps to
occupy the King of England's Hanoverian electorate the homeland from which Britain's Hanoverian
dynasty had been invited to the throne in 1714, and over which they still reigned. One of the
consequences of this particular piece of Napoleonic aggression was a steady
but growing movement of men of the former Hanoverian Army to England.



History of the Battalion





The Legion was known for its excellent discipline and fighting ability.
The cavalry was reputed to be among the best in the British
army. According to the historian Alessandro Barbero, the King's
German Legion "had such a high degree of professionalism that it
was considered equal in every way to the best British units."


Napoleon's ruthless expansion and enforced revisions of the political map of Europe created many tens of thousands of refugees,
many of whom ended up in the motey ranks of various, often short-lived corps in British pay. The KGL was something different:
a large force of all arms, which would come to represent a significant minority of Britain's troops in the field, whose professional
quality would keep it in the forefront of the British effort to bring down he French dictator and to free the Hanoverians' country
from occupation by his troops.

At the front of this task; The Second Light Battalion, who's members had made up the oldest and most experienced members
of the KGL, Many of whom had found their origins in the Hannovan Army. The KGL campaigned in several western European countries at a time when the political map of Europe was constantly being re-drawn. From the Baltic in the north to the island of Malta in the south, from Ireland and Portugal in the west to Pomerania in the east, the KGL marched
and frequently fought in a continent very different to that of today.

Although the Legion never fought autonomously, its units participated in campaigns in Hanover, Pomerania, Copenhagen and Walcheren, the Peninsular War under General Sir John Moore; and the retreat to Corunna;
the Peninsular Campaign under the Duke of Wellington, including the battles of Bussaco, Barrosa, Fuentes de Onoro, Albuera, Ciudad Rodrigo, Salamanca, Garcia Hernandez, Burgos, Venta del Pozo, Vittoria, San Sebastian, Nivelle, Orthez,
Sicily, and the eastern parts of Spain, Northern Germany and Göhrde.

At the Battle of Waterloo, the 2nd Light Battalion — alongside members of the 1st Light Battalion, the Light Company of the 5th Line Battalion, and the Luneburg Battalion defended the farmhouse and road at "La Haye Sainte."
As the 5th Line Battalion under Colonel Ompteda was on its way to reinforce the defenders of Haye Sainte, the French cavalry attached to Jean-Baptiste Drouet, Comte d'Erlon Corp I rode them down; only a few of the intended relievers survived.
After a six-hour defence, without ammunition, or reinforcements, the Germans were forced to abandon the farm, leaving the buildings in shambles and their dead behind.



Hierarchy






Commissioned Officers
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
Lieutenant
Ensign



Non-Commissioned Officers
Serjeant Major
Serjeant
Corporal



Enlisted
Lance Corporal
Rifleman 3rd Class
Rifleman 2nd Class
Rifleman 1st Class
Private
Recruit



Specialists
Serjeant-Bugler
Bugler
Sharpshooter
Surgeon




King's German Legion - Muster Roll





Contact Information
Discord:   2nd KGL Discord
Steam:   Captain Thire


Commissioned Officers
Captain.   AlJThorn

Lieutenant.   DjBoogy


Non-Commissioned Officers
Sergeant.   w0t5

Corporal.   Maizz


Enlisted
Lance Corporal Mexxi

Rifleman 3rd Class.   TwistCrisp
Rifleman 3rd Class.   Silence

Rifleman 2nd Class.   Engineer
Rifleman 2nd Class.   Vanilinka
Rifleman 2nd Class.   BearMeater
Rifleman 2nd Class.   Jokur
Rifleman 2nd Class.   Doyle

Rifleman 1st Class.   SerKraus
Rifleman 1st Class.   Scootaloo
Rifleman 1st Class.   Buddha
Rifleman 1st Class.   JerzyBurza
Rifleman 1st Class.   Kalredo

Private.   RicciRicota
Private.   Peen
Private.   Generic
Private.   DennyS
Private.   Booty
Private.   CerealMs
Private.   Judey
Private.   Scootaloo 
Private.   OzzY

Recruit.   Bobbi
Recruit.   Frederick


Specialists

Bugler.   Graham

Surgeon.   Merhabi

Commissar.   Lucy











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Re: 2nd Light Battalion KGL
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2020, 02:41:21 pm »
+1, heard your battalion serjeant major was a sexy beast

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Re: 2nd Light Battalion KGL
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2020, 02:46:29 pm »
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Re: 2nd Light Battalion KGL
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2020, 02:47:03 pm »
best of luck!

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Re: 2nd Light Battalion KGL
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2020, 02:48:17 pm »
Historically authentic representation of the British Rifle formations of the late Napoleonic wars.
Looking forward to seeing how you work in the field :) good luck.

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Re: 2nd Light Battalion KGL
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2020, 04:20:16 am »
Best of luck :)

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Re: 2nd Light Battalion KGL
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2020, 04:25:54 am »
Good Luck!  :)
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Re: 2nd Light Battalion KGL
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2020, 04:58:39 pm »
Good luck! :)

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Re: 2nd Light Battalion KGL
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2020, 07:03:31 pm »
Good luck! :)
Good Luck!  :)
Best of luck :)
best of luck!
Good luck
Thank you all for your good wishes!
Historically authentic representation of the British Rifle formations of the late Napoleonic wars.
Looking forward to seeing how you work in the field :) good luck.

I'm sure we'll cross paths eventually, that'll certainly be a good show. Thank you for the kind words.

+1, heard your battalion serjeant major was a sexy beast
This is an undeniable fact

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Re: 2nd Light Battalion KGL [EU/NA]
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2020, 04:30:26 pm »
Another video from our last event

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Re: 2nd Light Battalion KGL [EU/NA]
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2020, 07:57:13 pm »
Good luck

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Re: 2nd Light Battalion KGL [EU/NA]
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2020, 01:54:30 pm »
Word of warning to anyone wanting to join us, K i n k y stuff goes on in our VC. 🤫

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Re: 2nd Light Battalion KGL [EU/NA]
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2020, 07:33:47 pm »
Word of warning to anyone wanting to join us, K i n k y stuff goes on in our VC. 🤫

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Re: 2nd Light Battalion KGL [EU/NA]
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2020, 03:37:26 pm »
Videos of last weeks events


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Re: 2nd Light Battalion - Kings German Legion [EU/NA]
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2020, 04:06:38 pm »
Good luck