Sunday, 19 May 2013
Sunday, 7 April 2013
The two Carabiniers regiments were brigaded together and as a part of General of Division Nansouty's 1st Heavy Cavalry Division saw action at the Battle Austerlitz, Friedland, Wargram, Borodino, Leipzig, Leon and Waterloo where it was ignominiously routed by two regiments of British light dragoons.
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Sunday, 31 March 2013
Called “the best regiment in the world” and “my invincibles” by Napoleon, the Chasseurs à cheval of the Imperial Guard is one of the most famous French regiments of Napoleonic Wars, serving as the Emperor’s habitual escort and important reserve in battle.
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Bonaparte’s near capture during the pursuit of the Austrians in northern Italy in the spring of 1796 convinced him of the need to form a special unit to guard the army’s headquarters on campaign. Thus, in May 1796, two units, the Guides à Pied and the Guides à cheval were created for this task. With the formation of the Consular Guard in 1799, came the creation of the Chasseur à cheval de la Garde des Consuls, consisting of veterans of the Guides à cheval and personnel drawn from other units. In 1804, the unit was redesignated the Chasseurs à cheval de la Garde Imperial. The regiment fought in all the main campaigns of the period, in Italy, Egypt, Central Europe, Spain, Russia, France, and at Waterloo.
Historical information courtesy of Mas, Miguel Ángel Martin (2007) Chasseurs à Cheval of Napoleon’s Guard. Madrid: Andrea Press.