Denmarks Military Strength 1805?

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Denmarks Military Strength 1805?

Postby quiver » Mon Dec 12, 2005 12:16 pm

I am in need of facts of The Dannish forces arround 1805, working on a little something to please the comunity of NTW...But thats a secret for now...All I need now to be Finnished is a list of Denmarks Military Strength,

Unit name and type, Companies, Number strength? thats the info I am searching for... :D
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Postby Peregrine Maitland » Wed Dec 14, 2005 10:25 am

Well, I dident find any specific unit names but the Danish armed forces in 1805-1807 comprised of one elite guard and 14 line regiments, each of two battalions, its total infantry strength was just over 50,000 troops, including about 5000 j?gers.
Danish cavalry mustered a nominal strenght of about 7200 men.

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Postby quiver » Wed Dec 14, 2005 12:18 pm

Yes it helps, but I want individual regient info... :D kinda hard this one...
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Postby quiver » Wed Dec 14, 2005 2:20 pm

hope someone from Denmark reads this, I think the Dannish will have an idea what their country was like in 1805? :D
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Postby Jacobite » Thu Dec 15, 2005 10:06 am

I'm not Danish but I know of the following:

Cavalry

Fynske Regiment of Light Dragoons
Hussar Regiment
Holstenske Regiment

Infantry

Holstenske
Oldenborgske
Slesvigske Jaeger
Holstenske Sharpshooters
Jydske Regiment
Queens Regiment
Kielmanseggske Jaegers
Fynske
Slesvig

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Excelent

Postby quiver » Thu Dec 15, 2005 3:57 pm

Excelent...You know how the unit strength was in these regiments?
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Postby Jacobite » Sun Dec 18, 2005 8:09 pm

havnt a clue sorry.

I'd presume either 800 or 1000 men a batallion depending on their being 6 or 8 line companies. 2 flank companies tho.

good luck, i'll be interested when u have finished

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Postby quiver » Fri Dec 23, 2005 4:30 pm

Well thanks alot for this information it helps alot... :D

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Postby Lady Meg » Tue Jan 03, 2006 2:29 am

I may have a few things to add to this topic in the near future if you are still in need.

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Postby quiver » Thu Jan 05, 2006 3:56 pm

Well that would be great :D...Any info is most welcome! :D
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Postby Lord Ashram » Thu Jan 05, 2006 4:12 pm

You might consider throwing Tigers a PM, he seems pretty good with this sort of research?

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Postby Lady Meg » Mon Jan 09, 2006 1:32 am

Some more info from III volume of the book Napoleonic Uniforms by John R. Elting.

The Danish-Norwegian forces were recruited as two separate armies even though it was one cohesive force. The army was very small, but it was in good standing as the men had to join a national service for a time span of 6 years in active duty and then a reserve time of 8 years afterwards.

Regiment names were taken from the areas where the force was drawn from.

?After 1807 the army was considerably strengthened.?

There was a Danish Auxiliary Corps in 1813 used to help defend Germany from the Russian advance. http://www.milhist.dk/organisation/aux_fransk.htm

Light unit corps was ?a force of two 4-company battalions.? The author notes however that this was want to vary regularly.

"The first battalion of an infantry regiment had 4 musketeer (fusilier) companies and one grenadier company. The rest of the battalions making up the regiment, 2nd, 3rd, etc. had rifle companies (jager) in place of the grenadiers."

Thats all I have found for now on the army.

http://www.navalhistory.dk/English/Nava ... heLine.htm

^A link to some Danish naval fun facts.

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Postby quiver » Fri Jan 13, 2006 10:30 am

very good information, the project is at a standstill...but I am going to rsume it in due time... :D
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Postby Lady Meg » Fri Jan 13, 2006 10:04 pm

Ah well I hope it works out for you then. Enjoy!

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