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Montmirail 1814

Whilst this event was conceived and organised in a more "mainstream" and commercial goal, the groups of the Living-History Charter, along with other associations, conducted something that hadn't, up to that point, never been done in the history of Napoleonic re-enactement: The recreation of an 1-to-1 scale infantry battalion of the Napoleonic Wars!

The result of this historical experimentation was the creation of a campaign-worn battalion of 250 men divided into 6 platoons.
Each platoon was organised as the 1791 French Infantry regulations demanded, with each platoon having 1 platoon commander, 1 covering-NCO, 1 second section commander and 1 left-hand guide.
The battalion was lead by a mounted battalion commander along with 1 adjudant, 1 adjudant-major and a band of 6 drums.

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The Infantry Battalion in line of battle.

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When it's time to march to the battlefield, the battalion goes from battle order to column of divisions.

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In column of divisions, approaching the battlefield.

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Once arrived, the battalion commander prepares to give the order to pass from column of division to column of platoons.

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The column of platoons nearing the field of battle.

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The battalion prepares to form into line of battle...

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...in order to engage the enemy.

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