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Regiments / Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards [NA]
« on: December 16, 2019, 08:04:53 pm »
Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards

Regimental Ranking System

Commissioned Officers
Colonel   Col
Lt. Colonel   LtCol
Major   Maj
Captain   Cpt
Lieutenant   Lt
Ensign   Ens
Non-Commissioned Officers
Serjeant Major   SjtMaj
Colour Serjeant   CSjt
Serjeant   Sjt
Corporal   Cpl
Enlisted Men
Lance Corporal   LCpl
Guardsman   Gdsm
Recruit   Rct

Formation of the Coldstream Guards

The origin of The Coldstream Guards lies in the English Civil War when Oliver Cromwell gave Colonel George Monck permission to form his own regiment as part of the New Model Army. Monck took men from the regiments of George Fenwick and Sir Arthur Haselrig, five companies each, and on 13 August 1650 formed Monck's Regiment of Foot. Less than two weeks later, this force took part in the Battle of Dunbar, at which the Roundheads defeated the forces of Charles Stuart. After Richard Cromwell's abdication, Monck gave his support to the Stuarts, and on 1 January 1660 he crossed the River Tweed into England at the village of Coldstream, from where he made a five-week march to London. He arrived in London on 2 February and helped in the Restoration of the monarchy. For his help, Monck was given the Order of the Garter and his regiment was assigned to keep order in London. However, the new parliament soon ordered his regiment to be disbanded with the other regiments of the New Model Army. Before that could happen, Parliament was forced to rely on the help of the regiment against the rebellion by the Fifth Monarchists led by Thomas Venner on 6 January 1661. The regiment defeated the rebels and on 14 February the men of the regiment symbolically laid down their arms as part of the New Model Army and were immediately ordered to take them up again as a royal regiment of The Lord General's Regiment of Foot Guards, a part of the Household Troops. The regiment was placed as the second senior regiment of Household Troops, as it entered the service of the Crown after the 1st Regiment of Foot Guards, but it answered to that by adopting the motto Nulli Secundus (Second to None) as the regiment is older than the senior regiment. The regiment always stands on the left of the line when on parade with the rest of the Foot Guards, so standing "second to none". When Monck died in 1670, the Earl of Craven took command of the regiment and it adopted a new name, the Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards.

Coldstream Guards Badge

Closing the North Gate
Service During the Napoleonic Wars

The Coldstream Regiment saw extensive service in the wars against the French Revolution and in the Napoleonic Wars. Under the command of Sir Ralph Abercrombie, it defeated French troops in Egypt. In 1807, it took part in the investment of Copenhagen. In January 1809, it sailed to Portugal to join the forces under Sir Arthur Wellesley. In 1814, it took part in the Battle of Bayonne, in France, where a cemetery keeps their memory. The 2nd Battalion joined the Walcheren Expedition. Later, it served as part of the 2nd Guards Brigade in the chateau of Hougoumont on the outskirts of the Battle of Waterloo. This defence is considered one of the greatest achievements of the regiment, and an annual ceremony of "Hanging the Brick" is performed each year in the Sergeants' Mess to commemorate the efforts of Cpl James Graham and Lt-Col James Macdonnell, who shut the North Gate after a French attack. The Duke of Wellington himself declared after the battle that "the success of the battle turned upon closing the gates at Hougoumont".

The regiment was later part of the British occupation forces of Paris until 1816.

Regiment Contacts

Leader: LtCol. James McKen

Regiments / The Glengarry Light Infantry "Black Stumps Brigade"
« on: March 02, 2017, 11:44:52 pm »
Glengarry Light Infantry

Information on the Glengarry Light Infantry "Black Stumps Brigade"

The Glengarry Light Infantry is a Napoleonic Wars regiment based in North America.
This regiment strives to have a diverse set of skills compared to other regiments in NW. Focusing heavily on marksmanship, this regiment takes pride in the accuracy of our shots. On the battlefield, members are trained two different ways. One way is as conventional line infantry, capable of massing effective volley fire on the enemy and finishing them with a bayonet charge. The second is as skirmishers, capable of forming skirmish lines and harassing the enemy with highly accurate fire. Doing events and training throughout the week, members who are new will learn a wide variety of skills, and still have fun while doing it. 

Regimental Ranking System

Commissioned Officers
Colonel   Col
Lt. Colonel   LtCol
Major   Maj
Captain   Cpt
Lieutenant   Lt
Ensign   Ens
Non-Commissioned Officers
Adjutant   Adj
Serjeant Major   SjtMaj
Colour Serjeant   CSjt
Serjeant   Sjt
Corporal   Cpl
Enlisted Men
Lance Corporal   LCpl
Chosenman   Chsm
Regular   Rgl
Private   Pvt
Recruit   Rct

Formation of the Glengarry Light Infantry

It was proposed to form a unit of fencibles in the Glengarry district in Upper Canada as early as 1807. Many of the inhabitants of the district were Catholic emigrants from Glengarry, Scotland, and many had served in the Glengarry Fencibles, which had been raised in 1794 and disbanded in 1802 shortly after the Treaty of Amiens had been signed, ending the war between Britain and Republican France. During that time they had performed garrison duties in the Channel Islands and fought in the Irish rebellion of 1798. The fencible units raised in Canada would serve under the same terms of enlistment as regular soldiers but would be obliged to serve in North America only.
The Secretary of State for War and the Colonies rejected the scheme but in 1808, Governor General Sir James Craig issued a letter of service authorising the raising of the unit on his own authority. He was forced to withdraw it a month later as the unit's officers could not raise the promised number of men in time.
In 1812 however, as war with the United States appeared to be inevitable, Craig's replacement as Governor General, Sir George Prévost, again decided to raise the unit on his own responsibility. He appointed Captain George MacDonnell of the 8th (King's) Regiment to raise the "Glengarry levy", which initially was to have a strength of 376 other ranks. Recruits came from districts as far away as Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Most were of Scottish origins or extraction. French-speakers or recent immigrants from the United States were not allowed to join the unit. (Many of the French-speakers served instead in the Canadian Regiment of Fencible Infantry.) Recruits were granted a bounty of four guineas on enlistment, and were promised 100 acres of land after the war.
Partly through the efforts of the unit's chaplain, Alexander Macdonell, the unit grew during formation to a strength of 600. Prévost raised the corps' status to that of a regiment and renamed it the Glengarry Light Infantry Fencibles. He appointed his adjutant-general, Edward Baynes, as the regiment's Colonel. Major Francis Battersby, who like Captain George MacDonnell was from the 8th (King's) Regiment, was promoted to be the unit's lieutenant colonel. MacDonnell was promoted to be the unit's major.

MacDonnell directing attack at Ogdensburg

Officer of the Glengarry Light Infantry
Service During the War of 1812

The regiment was scattered from Quebec to Fort George. Two companies of the Glengarrys at Prescott were involved in an abortive attack on Ogdensburg on 3 October 1812. Together with 600 militiamen, the Glengarrys set out from Prescott to cross the St. Lawrence River. The American artillery quickly ranged on the boats and turned back the force before it was halfway across the river.

On 22 February 1813, Lieutenant-Colonel "Red George" Macdonell of the Glengarrys repeated the attempt on Ogdensburg. With 500 men, including a company of the Glengarry Light Infantry and a number of Glengarry and Stormont militia, Macdonell marched out on the frozen river. British soldiers performing drill on the ice were a common sight, so the American sentries gave little heed to the moving column until it had reached halfway across the river with no sign of wheeling about.

The alarm was given and the Americans opened fire; but Macdonell's troops completed the river crossing, urged on by the church militant in the person of Father Alexander Macdonell. After a brief resistance the Americans fled, leaving Ogdensburg in British hands. Macdonell's men withdrew to Prescott; but the people of Ogdensburg, anxious to avoid further attacks and to continue a clandestine trade with the British, asked Washington not to station another garrison in the town. The authorities complied, and Ogdensburg saw no more American troops until the end of the war.

Throughout the summer campaign of 1813 the Glengarrys fought in Upper Canada with some distinction, but little success. A company was at York when it was attacked and captured by the Americans. in April. Another company formed part of the garrison of Fort George on 27 May, when the position was attacked in strength by the Americans. Attempts to meet the enemy assault columns at the landing points were frustrated by effective covering fire from American naval forces. The British evacuated the fort and withdrew to Burlington at the head of Lake Ontario.

Later in May, a company of the Glengarry Light Infantry was involved in the confused British attack on Sackets Harbor, and, in June, it was engaged at Stoney Creek.  Although it was a dismal year for the war, the regiment earned a fine reputation for its fighting ability. The Indian allies admiringly called it the "Black Stump Brigade" for both its dark uniforms and its skill in forest warfare.

The 1814 campaign saw an improvement in the fortunes of the Glengarrys. In May, the Light Company accompanied a battalion of Royal Marines in an assault-landing operation to capture Fort Oswego. The entire battalion fought together for the first time in July, when it was sent to York to reinforce Major-General Riall's Right Division of the British Army.  As part of Riall's force, the Glengarry Light Infantry fought at the Battle of Lundy's Lane on 25 July 1814.  The regiment also saw action at Fort Erie on 17 September, and on 17 October at Cook's Mills; it was commended for its performance on both occasions.

The unit was granted permission to emblazon the battle honour Niagara on its colours. The fact that the regiment had colours indicates that, though dressed like a rifle regiment, it was light infantry both in name and custom.

In view of its outstanding service record, it was hoped that the Glengarry Light Infantry would be retained on the regular establishment of the British Army. But the authorities decreed otherwise, and the regiment was disbanded in Kingston on 18 May 1816.  Nevertheless, the name of Glengarry and the traditions of the Glengarry Light Infantry are perpetuated by the Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry Highlanders of the Canadian Militia.

Regiment Contacts

Leader: LtCol. James McKen

Glengarry Light Infantry "Black Stumps Brigade" Regimental Muster Roll

Commissioned Officers

Lieutenant Colonel James McKen

Non-Commissioned Officers

Commissioned Officers: 1
Non-Commissioned Officers: 0
Enlisted Men: 0
Recruits: 3
Total Strength: 4

Enlisted Men & Recruits

Recruit PrinceFrdi
Recruit Millzgotskillz7
Recruit SirLachlan

Regiments / 1st Battalion, Royal Regiment of Artillery *NA*
« on: April 18, 2016, 12:30:45 am »
Thread will be completed at a later date. Very quickly we are a new Artillery regiment just starting up. If you have any questions contact me on steam

Community / Have you ever had your teamspeak hacked?
« on: November 14, 2015, 09:53:11 pm »
Just had mine hacked during an event  :P, somehow gave himself admin then banned everyone... Anyone else have any other experiences like this?

Regiments / *NEW* The Canadian Corps *NA RECRUITING*
« on: November 09, 2015, 03:57:09 am »

Corps Command:

The Royal Canadian Regiment (Line)
"Pro Patria"

Led by Lieutenant Toasted

The Royal Canadian Regiment is the Line Infantry force of the Canadian Corps. Whether it is engaging the enemy's lines with withering volley fire, or pressing home a bayonet charge, the RCR will fight. Members of the RCR go through a rigorous training process before they are allowed to stand in the line of battle. The RCR attends weekly events and holds weekly trainings to keep its members sharp and having fun. The RCR can trace its lineage all the way back to Canadian Milita regiments from the War of 1812. During the conflict, the British were lacking manpower to defend the Canadian front. To increase manpower, milita regiments were formed. Consisting of volunteer Canadian farmers, these regiments fought with great bravery to protect their country. The RCR continued this tradition of fighting with great bravery when it was raised to fight against the Fenian Brotherhood. The RCR fought with great distinction, and took the eye of the public. To this day, the RCR continues on the tradition of taking on volunteers who wish to serve their country.


Lieutenant Toasted

In-game tags: CC_RCR_(Rank)_(Name)

Glengarry Light Infantry (Skirmishers)
"The Black Stumps"

The Glengarry Light Infantry were a Light Infantry force fighting for Canada during the War of 1812. The GLI recruited from the Glengarry district in Canada, equipped the same as the 95th Rifles. The GLI served in many theatres of the conflict, and earned the nickname "The Black Stumps" from the Americans, due to the fact that there blackish-green uniform made them look like tree stumps from a distance. In game, the GLI consists of the best shots in the Canadian Corps. Engaging enemies from a distance and picking them off one by one. The GLI are a force to be reckoned with on the battlefield.

Commanding Officer:

Lieutenant TMG:

Royal Canadian Dragoons (Cavalry)
"Bold and Swift"

The Royal Canadian Dragoons are the cavalry of the Canadian Corps. Organised into three squadrons of dragoons, each squadron has a unique role. The First Squadron is the regular Dragoons. Utilizing the sword, these brave cavalrymen charge the enemy and engage in fierce melee. The Second squadron are the Light Dragoons of the cavalry. Harassing the enemy with their muskets and running them down with the sword, these dragoons are a swift force to be reckoned with. The Third Squadron are the Dragoon Guards. These elite cavalrymen are a force to be feared. With their devastating charges, the cavalry truly instill fear in men.

Commanding Officer

Lieutenant KingTacky:

Royal Canadian Artillery (Artillery)

The RCA are the Artillery force of the Canadian Corps. The RCA lays down accurate and effective fire from their cannons into the ranks of the enemy. Supporting the infantry, these cannoneers load their cannons at unheard of rates, and hurl hot balls down at the enemy. Whilst this is happening, the artillery guard stands back and hopes and prays to god that no cavalry show up. That is how artillery works

Commanding Officers/NCOs:

Artillery Commander: Lieutenant Predator :
Artillery Guard Commander: Serjeant Buffaloexpat:

Canadian Grenadier Guards (Guards)
"Second to None"

The Canadian Grenadier Guards are the Elite Infantry of the Canadian Corps. Known for their ferocity in melee and furious fighting spirit, these men are truly the elite. Fighting in lines, the volleys of the Grenadiers are feared. When the Grenadiers drive home the point with a bayonet charge, the enemy simply runs, or dies.

Commanding Officer:

Lieutenant Tbom9:

Regiments / 100th Gordon Highlanders (Recruiting)
« on: December 25, 2014, 02:06:31 pm »
Founded on Dec. 25, 2014 by JP4422-

Add [100GH] James McKen on steam to join.

Welcome to the Gordon Highlanders, a new highland regiment looking for members.
We hold the line of battle with our pipers playing us on
Commanded by JP4422





Use application form below to join:

Role: (Infantry, Bagpiper, Drummer)
Why you should join(2-3 sentences):

Post below if interested in joining.

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