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Off Topic / Super Bowl XLIX
« on: January 05, 2015, 11:20:40 pm »
How bout dem cowboys  8)

Historical Discussion / Which nations are the worst at fighting wars?
« on: January 02, 2015, 07:12:09 am »
Historically, which countries are the most terrible at fighting wars? This is my list:

5. Russia
4. Spain
3. Italy
2. France
1. Austria

Servers / Political correctness on the official servers
« on: December 23, 2014, 01:41:37 am »

Off Topic / 8 Children killed in knife massacre in Cairns, Australia
« on: December 19, 2014, 05:09:53 am »


    The Brandenburg Hussars engage the Battalion des Marins at Möckern

    We are an active Prussian hussar regiment, founded by Chosen1/Christoph On December 11th, 2014. We are also a trial regiment in the Prussian Army.

    Through the use of contemporary cavalry tactics and formations, we seek to emulate historical mounted warfare but having fun while doing so.

    We are currently recruiting NA cavalrymen. If you wish to join or have any questions, add Chosen1 on steam, or send me a PM on the forums.

    Founding and Early Service

    The regiment was founded  in 1730 by Hans Joachim von Zieten. Frederick the Great named it the "Husaren Regiment Nr. 2", and it soon adopted its distinctive tiger-skin pelisse for their parade uniforms, with company officers wearing fur caps with heron feathers and field officers using an eagles's wing. The regiment was often referred to as Die Roten (the Reds), later die Zieten (the Zietens).

    The regiment got its first taste of combat during the Battle of Frankenstein in the War of Austrian Succession on April 2, 1741. The same year, it fought in the battles of Mollwitz, Rothschloss, Grottkau. Over the next 3 years, it would see much combat under the command of Hans Joachim von Zieten. Towards the end of the war, the Zieten Hussars served as scouts for Frederick the Great's army, and it took part in the decisive Battle of Hohenfriedberg on June 5, 1745, where they decisively routed the Austrian cavalry. It later fought in the Battle of Katholisch-Hennersdorf where, with the 5th Hussars, they routed 2 battalions of Saxon infantry, and seized the kettledrums which they kept until 1806.

    On August 26 1756, when the Prussian army was ordered to proceed to the invasion of Saxony after the outbreak of the Seven Years' War, all 9 squadrons were present. Over the next 3 years, the Zieten hussars would take part in several campaigns across Europe, including Kolin, Breslau, and the decisive battle of Leuthen, where it captured 2000 Württembergers and Bavarians.

    On February 14 1761, the regiment was at Merxleben. On February 15, it took part in the Battle of Langensalza where its 1st battalion captured the Saxon Garde, a battalion of grenadiers and 6 cannons. On March 9, the regiment was at the skirmish near Greiz. On April 2, the 1st battalion clashed with the Austrians again at Saalfeld; 2 squadrons charged a force of 2 cuirassier squadrons and 6 grenadier companies, capturing the latter together with 2 colours and 4 cannons. Both battalions then united in the chase of the beaten enemy at Hoheneiche, where they took almost 900 prisoners, 2 colours and 6 cannons. In 1762, the regiment served in Silesia. On July 2, it cleared the enemy from the heights of Burkersdorf and Leutmannsdorf. At Spechtshausen in the Taranter forest, they attacked the Austrian advanced guard, taking several hundred prisoners and 6 cannon. On November 7, it was at the siege of Landsberg, in the regiment's last engagement of the war.

    Hans Joachim von Zieten leads the Prussian cavalry charge at the Battle of Katholisch-Hennersdorf

    The Brandenburg Hussars in the later Leipzig Campaign (1813)
    Napoleonic Wars

    The regiment did not see much combat in the early years of the wars against Napoleon until the formation of the Fourth Coalition against France. The regiment was renamed to the 2. Leib-Husaren Regiment "von Rudorff" after its new commanding officer. After the crushing defeat at the Battle of Jena-Auerstedt, which the von Rudorff hussars were not apart of, the Prussian Army was shattered and and Napoleon sent his forces to chase down the fleeing remnants. The 2. Hussar Regiment was a part of the rear guard in a Corps led by General-Major Friedrich Gottlieb von Oswald, which was forced to retreat across northern Prussia while being pursued by a French army led by Joachim Murat. In order to let the rest of the army escape, Oswald ordered his rear guard to make a stand at Crivitz on November 5th, 1805. The von Rudorff hussars valiantly held off the French divisions until the rest of the Prussian army could set up a defense at Lübeck.  The rear guard eventually retreated to Lübeck with the rest of the Corps. The next day, the 2. Hussar Regiment and the rear guard (outnumbered more than 2:1) held the northern gate of the city for nearly an entire day. Eventually they were beaten back, and the next day the Prussian Army, out of ammunition and food, was forced to surrender at Ratekau. The 2. Leib Husaren Regiment "von Rudorff" was disbanded. 

    However, in 1807 former officers of the regiment reformed a squadron in its former depot as Freikorps Marwitz and later amalgamated with Blücher’s Corps to create the 1st Brandenburg Hussar Regiment on  September 7th, 1808. (Husaren Regiment Nr.3).

    Four years later as a result of the Treaty of Tilsit, Prussia was forced to send part of its army to Napoleon's Grande Armee, which included the 2nd and 4th squadrons of the Brandenburg Hussars. The combined squadrons of all of the Prussian cavalry regiments that were transfered to French command were assembled into the 2nd Combined Prussian Hussar Regiment, which served in the I Cavalry Corps in Napoleon's disastrous invasion of Russia. The regiment fought with the I Cavalry Corps at the Battle of Borodino, where it took part in the bloody battle for the Shivardino Redoubt, which was eventually captured at the cost of hundreds of cavalrymen. Few Brandenburg cavalrymen would make it back to Prussia alive during the retreat from Russia.

    War of the Sixth Coalition and Hundred Days' Campaign

    After Napoleon's army was crippled following his disastrous invasion of Russia, Prussia switched sides and joined Britain, Russia, and Austria in the War of the Sixth Coalition in 1812. The 3rd (1st Brandenburg) Hussar Regiment under the command of Major von Rowe was once again called back into action, and all 4 squadrons joined the Brandenburg Brigade under the command of General von Röder.

    The Brandenburg Hussars took part in the Battle of Lutzen, and gained distinctions at the Battles Grotz Gorschen, Bautzen, Reufichen, Lowenberg, Kroitich, Bunzlau, Reidenbach, Dresde, Wartenburg, Freibourg, Hanhau, Luremburg, Châlons, La Chaussée, Montmirail, La Ferté, Meaux, Laon, Claye-Souilly, and Paris. They were respected by their allies and enemies alike for their gallantry in battle. Military historians believe that the regiment's finest hour was at Möckern, on the first day of the Battle of Leipzig.

    Surrounded by the Allied Army, A French division took up defenses at the town of Möckern, north of Leipzig. After several hours of repeated infantry attacks, the Prussians were not able to break the French defenses. The Prussian General Ludwig von Yorck however, saw a weak point in the French lines. He assembled the Brandenburg Hussars and a regiment of Uhlans to charge the French infantry. Spearheaded by the Brandenburg Hussars, the cavalry devastated the French infantry, whose anti-cavalry squares were too weak and broke. During the charge, the Brandenburg Hussars singehandedly captured 5 cannons and routed 2 infantry regiments. A battalion of French Marin Gardes were nearly entirely wiped out. This victory forced Napoleon to reposition the remainder of his forces, which played a crucial role in his defeat.

    After Napoleon's Return from exile, the Allied nations formed the Seventh Coalition to defeat him once and for all. The regiment was transferred to the II Corps II Brigade Cavalry Reserve. The regiment saw minor combat at the Battle of Ligny, and also took part in the Battle of Wavre (concurrent with the Battle of Waterloo) where it helped prevent a French army from reinforcing Napoleon at Waterloo.

    In 1861, the regiment became a part of the Federal German Army. Right before the outbreak of the First World War, the regiment was renamed Husaren-Regiment "von Zieten" (Brandenburgisches) Nr. 3 after its first commander to acknowledge the regiment's old Prussian history.

    The Brandenburg Hussars sweep through the French defenses at Möckern

    • Respect all members, no matter what rank.
    • Respect all other regiments.
    • Do not break the rules in public servers or events.
    • Obey orders.
    • Hold yourself in a respectable manner, set an example for other players.
    • Attend trainings and events as much as possible, if you can't that is fine.
    • Have fun, remember it's just a game.


    Community / Why do people think this game is hard
    « on: December 04, 2014, 07:11:21 pm »
    Why do people think this game is competitive and difficult?

    Melee hardly requires skill, for fucks sakes there's only 2 attack directions. My grandpa could be a "pro" at melee and he doesn't even know what a computer is. Bayonet duels are pretty much a test of who does something stupid first

    Also, regimental linebattles are a terrible way of testing the skill of a regiment. From what I've seen, the more you abuse the rules (FOL, not being in a complete line etc.) and the map layouts, the more likely you are to win.

    I don't play this game anymore, I'm just curious to hear from the le epic melee gods xD about why they think they are the shit for winning at what is the equivalent of the special olympics.

    Changed the title of thread

    Bello Civili - The Roman Civil War / Looking for a legion/clan/group/thing
    « on: November 19, 2014, 10:51:55 pm »
    I don't know if this is the right spot to put this or whatever, but I can't tell which legions are active or dead (or if this mod is alive or dead)..

    I'm 16 years old, I live in TX, and I want to join a legion based in NA. I've been playing mount and blade for a few years and my favorite mod is cRPG. I'd put myself in the category of players who can block 4 directions.

    Also, if a requirement is joining your napoleonic regiment, then don't bother; that game blows donkey cock.

    So yeh, if any active NA legions are recruiting, hit me up with a forum message or reply to this post.

    In Development / Moving Threads.
    « on: February 16, 2013, 03:35:08 am »
    The Crimean Campaign
    The Siege of Sevastopol

    A Napoleonic Wars mod of the Crimean War.


    This is a mod in development led by Chosen1 (me) set during the Crimean War, centered around the year-long Siege of Sevastopol. The Crimean War was fought during 1853-1855 between Russian and an alliance of the French, British, Ottomans, and Sardinians. It was known for its brutal warfare, as well as its tactical and logistical errors, and is considered one of the first "modern" wars. 

    I may not be the best modeler or coder, but I'll try my hardest to develop this at a steady pace.

    The Team

    Chosen1 - Modeler/Texturer
    Sir Audiate - Coder/Mapper

    Planned Units/Factions
    For now, only France and Russia will be included.

    Empire of France
    Empire of Russia

    How You Can Help

    We're always looking for good coders and modelers/texturers. PM me for more info. However, there is still stuff you can do to help the mod even if you don't have any modding skills. Make signatures and show them around to spread word about the mod, send me some good research about historical regiments/banners, or tell us how we can improve in our work. We are always open to constructive criticism and suggestions.

    Suggestions & Bug Reports / A New rule idea for the public servers.
    « on: January 26, 2013, 11:52:24 pm »
    Too many times have players been teamkilled by other players carelessly firing directly into a melee, knowing that they have a high chance of hitting their teammate. I suggest that for players who shoot into a melee and kill a teammate be slayed. This would prevent many tks.

    Just an idea.

    So, I made this dumb guide on steam. I know it's pretty bad compared to other guys' guides, but meh. Check it out and give me some suggestions please.


    Clans / xTc Revival [CSS/CSGO/TF2]
    « on: January 02, 2013, 12:29:33 am »
    Just going to throw this out there. xTcR is a non-competitive American clan, with various servers on Counter Strike Source, Counter Strike GO, and Team Fortress 2. Sometimes we play League/other games together.

    So, if you are ever on counter strike, check us out.

    The Mess Hall / Hi, I'm Nicholas Cage.
    « on: December 05, 2012, 12:10:59 am »
    Nice to meet you.


    etc, etc.

    make your own

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