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Regiments / Régiment Joseph Napoléon [NA] "Round Ocho" 500 Days Strong
« on: August 11, 2018, 10:08:15 am »




UNIT INTRODUCTION

‣ Welcome to the Régiment Joseph Napoléon. We are a semi-competitive regiment for Warband: Napoleonic Wars. Aside from our mainstream Napoleonic events, we also take part in North and South events once a week as the 2nd Florida Infantry. We are a North American based unit, and do our events at 8pm EST, but we also accept European members who can make the event, or those who just wish to join in general, as it is a long-term goal of ours to begin a European company.

‣ Our unit started on March 31st, 2017, originally as a breakoff unit from the 54e regiment d’ligne. (otherwise known as 5thLA, 58th, and 9thRM) Our core consists of a variety of members, both new and veteran members who have joined the cause over the year and a half we have been together. We have been through a variety of name changes, or as I like to call them, “dynasties”, which are a reflection on our regiment’s changing community of members, success, and cohesion, the most important of which being the RoH, KIF, VL, and more recently the 1eKM. However, our core of leadership, Bluenose, Hessian, and Grampus, among others, have been around since the beginning of the unit.

‣ We have seen and done a lot as a unit, but we continue to improve and expand our unit and our horizons as our leadership becomes more seasoned and our pool of recruits grows ever larger. We also hope to expand to more companies, such as Skirms & Artillery and ultimately, more games, such as Holdfast, War of Rights, Battle Cry of Freedom, Whigs and Tories, and others… if they end up being released that is.

‣ Our ultimate goal as a unit is to work together as a unit to achieve our goals and have a good time. Our community is pretty tight-knit in nature, and in general, we possess a pretty lighthearted view on the unit and on our endeavors. However, we do also have competitive aspirations, and we have placed and fully completed all 3 competitions we have taken part in, such as NAPL and NANWL. Despite us being a community of mostly veterans, our unit as a whole, and especially our new members, are constantly improving and we accept members of all experience and skill in the unit.

‣ Whether you are an up and comer, a seasoned veteran, or just someone who is looking for a casual, individual, and enjoyable experience in a Napoleonic Wars regiment, I promise that the RJN is the unit that will not only meet but raise your expectations and faith in the community. If you wish to join, you may add any one of our officers, whose steams are provided below. If you wish to look at our rules or contact us in any way, a link to our discord and steam are also provided below.

Previous Achievements
‣ 5th Place League 2 NANWL S8 [3-1-4]
‣ 6th Place NAPL S3 [4-0-5]
‣ Communication | Order | Participation | Morale | Execution



Interested in joining? Introduce yourself to our Discord or request to join the Steam group above! https://discord.gg/5mezSWT


REGIMENTAL HISTORY


The story of the unit dates back to 1807, during the Fourth Coalition, in which both France, Spain, and Denmark were co-belligerents in the war, which was fought against Prussia, Russia, Britain, and Sweden, among others. In order to support their allies militarily, Bourbon Spain founded an expeditionary force called the "División del Norte". The division was led by the Marquis de La Romana, Pedro Caro y Sureda. It consisted of four regiments of infantry, five regiments of cavalry, two battalions of light infantry, and artillery support. The Division would be deployed to garrison Hamburg in Northern Europe (hence the name) with the goal of supporting the French Armies which advanced toward Prussian & Swedish lands in Germany & Pomerania. Throughout 1807, they aided the French in the Pomeranian War, sacking Swedish held towns on the coast and taking part in the Siege of the Swedish garrison at Strålsund.

Following the cessation of conflict between France and their enemies Russia & Prussia by the Treaty of Tilsit, the Pomeranian War continued and soon escalated due to intervention from Britain, and from France, which had recently allied Denmark. Their primary objective was to encourage them to join the continental system, but the military support of Denmark would be beneficial since they had been spited by their common enemies, the British, which attacked Copenhagen in 1807 and Sweden, their ongoing rivals. The Division arrived in Denmark in early 1808 and would serve as a garrison against Swedish attack, remaining there throughout the year.

Meanwhile, in the Iberian peninsula, there was considerable unrest. Napoleon's armies there had invaded Portugal in 1807, and the elder King Charles IV of their native Spain had abdicated due to the Mutiny of Aranjuez. As a result, the Spanish nobility turned to Napoleon for the protection of the state. Ferdinand, the heir apparent, only 23 at the time, was being kept under the wing of Napoleon's cronies in Valençay, and so, Napoleon instead decided to enforce his brother Joseph, who was installed on the Spanish throne on the 6th of June, 1808. This proved to be a highly polarizing move; one supported by the French and Spanish nobility, but vehemently opposed by the administration of Prime Minister Godoy, and most importantly, the Spanish Army, and the people of Spain.

As such, the División del Norte, now marooned in hostile Denmark, broke all ties with the French and pledged allegiance to the British. The Marquis de La Romana, who was in charge of the division, began a secret operation to contact the nearest British fleet in hopes of being able to evacuate Denmark and return the armies to Spain. Rear Admiral Keats and his squadron under HMS Superb agreed to aid them, and together in August, the two forces seized control of the Danish town of Nyborg and its port. While the vast majority of the Division were able to escape, members of the Nr. 9 "Algarve" Cavalry Regiment, who remained loyal to the French, revealed the plot and over the next few weeks a total of 3,500 soldiers, including two of the four infantry regiments, were overwhelmed, disarmed, and captured by the Danish and French authorities.

Soon, the question of an army for Bonapartist Spain was raised, seeing as most of the fighting in Spain was being done by the French army proper. This coupled with the suggestions of the Bonapartist officer Jean de Kindelan and King Joseph that the regiment was organized by a decree on the 13th of February 1809. The unit of former Spanish Prisoners of War was fitted to French standards, including ranks, weapons, uniforms, and training, even allowed to execute orders in Spanish.

However, despite the suggestion of Joseph Bonaparte and now Colonel Kindelan for the regiment to serve in Spain, Napoleon saw the regiment to be too young and have loyalties too questionable to serve there. In 1810 the regiment was fully trained, and was organized  into four battalions, with one battalion being stationed in Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, and France respectively.

Upon the outbreak of the War of the Sixth Coalition, the regiment reunited and was organized into the Napoleon's Invasion force of Russia, under Marshal Davout (2nd & 3rd Btns.) and Prince Eugène de Beauharnais (1st & 4th Btns.). They served honorably throughout the campaign, especially at Shevardino, which took place two days before Borodino. The unit fought gallantly, forming a square to fend off a Russian cavalry charge against a routed French unit. At Borodino, all four battallions were present, with the 3rd & 4th Battalions fighting to capture the great redoubt which dominated the battlefield.

The regiment continued fighting past the occupation of Moscow, even into the grueling weeks of retreat, at battles such as Krasnoi and Berezina. They also later fought in Germany, at the Battles of Lützen, Bautzen, Leipzig, and Hanau. By this time the regiment had been practically exhausted and had been reduced to one battalion and the depot battalion. On the 25th of November 1813 the regiment was officially disbanded and by 24th December surrendered their weapons and were converted to a Pioneer regiment, which lasted until 17th April 1814.


OTHER INFORMATION

Regimental Contacts

Leader and Chief Recruiter


Recruitment Secretary



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Regimental Schedule

Day

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Event type

15e Monday Linebattle
CSA Tuesday Night Linebattle
2ndHan Wednesday Linebattle
CSA Thursday Night Linebattle
1erMar Friday Night Linebattle
Ode to the IV Korps Linebattle
Comp Day or 54th Siege as Scheduled
Module

Napoleonic
North & South
Napoleonic
Napoleonic
Napoleonic
Napoleonic
Napoleonic
Time (EST)

8PM
8PM
8PM
8PM
8PM
8PM
8PM

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Recent Matches

1-1-1
Type

1v1
1v1
1v1
Opponent

1st Royal Wessex Yeomanry
1er Marins de la Garde Impériale
60th Regiment of Foot

Date

8/17/18
8/10/18
8/19/18

Leader

Zachthegreat
Kuni
Brickwallzzz

Result

W 10-0
D 5-5
L 3-7

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Regimental Banner



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REGIMENTAL RANK TREE


Les Officiers

[Col] Colonel
[LtCol] Lieutenant Colonel
[CdB] Chef de Bataillon
[Maj] Majeur
[Cpt] Capitaine
[Lt] Lieutenant
[SLt] Sous Lieutenant
Sous-Officiers

[AdjC] Adjudant-Chef
[Adj] Adjudant
[SgtMaj] Sergent-Majeur
[Sqm] Sergent-Quartier-maître
[Sgt] Sergent
[Cpl] Caporal
[ESO] Élève Sous-Officier
[FusV] Fusilier Vétéran
Les Gardes

[CplFoP] Caporal-Fourrier-Premier
[CplFo] Caporal-Fourrier
[VGrd] Vieille Garde
[JGrd] Jeune Garde
[Gren] Grenadier
Les Rangers

[Fus] Fusilier
[SoH] Soldat de Honneur
[SoV] Soldat de Vétéran
[SoP] Soldat de Première
[SoD] Soldat de Deuxième
[Rec] Recrue
[Cad] Cadet
[Vol] Voluntaire
Les Réservistes

[Vet] Vétéran
[Ret] Retraité
[Rsv] Réserviste
[App] Appelé

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