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MAIDA - 4 July 1806

Order of Battle

British

C-in-C - Major Gen Sir John Stuart

Advance Guard - Col John Kempt

Battalions Unit Strength
1 Combined Light Bn 660
2 coys Corsican Rangers (dressed like Rifles - with Red facings) 200
1 coy Sicilian Volunteers 100

First Brigade - Col Lowry Cole

Battalions Unit Strength
1 Combined Grenadier Bn 660
1 27th Regt - Inniskilling (Buff facings) 660

Second Brigade - Col Acland

Battalions Unit Strength
1 78th Highland Regt - Ross-shire Buffs (Buff facings - Kilted) 660
1 81st Regt - (Buff facings) 660

Third Brigade - Col Oswald

Battalions Unit Strength
1 20th Regt - East Devonshire (Yellow facings) 600
1 58th Regt - Rutlandshire (Black facings) 600
5 coys De Watteville's Swiss (Black facings) 300

1 RHA Bty (3 guns - 136 men)

French

C-in-C - Gen de Division Jean Louis Reynier

GdB Compere's Brigade

Battalions Unit Strength
2 1er Regt Inf Legere 1500
1 42e Regt Inf Ligne 750

GdB Digonnet's Brigade

Battalions Unit Strength
2 23e Regt Inf Legere 1500
2 1er Regt Inf Polish-Italian Legion 1500

GdB Peyri's Brigade

Battalions Unit Strength
1 1er Regt Inf Suisse 750

Cavalry

4 Sqns Chasseurs a Cheval 300

1 Bty Horse Artillery (4 guns - 112 men)

. . . . .

Notes:

Battalion strengths are approximate - i.e. based on brigade strengths divided by no. of battalions.

Uniform details from Liliane and Funcken - Historische Uniformen

Strength of Chasseurs a Cheval from Neillands' - Wellington and Napoleon

Sources:

- Order of Battle from Digby Smith's - Napoleonic Wars Data Book

- Additional details from Robin Neillands' - Wellington and Napoleon

- First Empire #38

Map - after a sketch from The Courier #1/6

My thanks to Rafael Mackenzie and Allan Mountford for bringing the Map and the 2 magazine articles to my attention.

Thanks also to AR Charles for suggesting Maida as an ideal divisional sized wargame scenario.

 

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