the bavarians at gross-beeren
(august 23, 1813)

The full 29th Division


ACTUAL FORCES AND STRENGHTS

Tha Bavarians participate in the Campaign of Leipzig along the French until shortly before the battle Leipzig. At that time, they defected the Rheinbund and joined the Allied. Until then, they formed the 29th Division (Raglovich) in the French XII Corps (Oudinot).
I have used the OOB of Nazziger's book, based upon the '15th August State' corrected by attrition (1% per day). Some rounding down was necessary to acomplish the requeriments of Napoleon's Battles and, at last, I arrived to the following numbers (items between parenthesis are Napoleon's Battles figures)
    Line Infantry 3,640  (29)
    Ligh Infantry 850 (7)
    Foot batteries 3 (3)
    Chevaux-legers 400 (3)

29th Division (Raglovitch)
    1st Brigade
(Treille)
        1st Bavarian Light Infantry battalion (4)
        2/3rd Bavarian Infantry Regiment (3)
        1/13th Bavarian Infantry Regiment (3)
        1/4th Bavarian Infantry Regiment (3)
        2/8th Bavarian Infantry Regiment (3)
    2nd Brigade (Wolf)
        2nd Bavarian Light Infantry battalion (3)
        2/5th Bavarian Infantry Regiment (4)
        2/7th Bavarian Infantry Regiment (5)
        2/9th Bavarian Infantry Regiment (4)
        2/10th Bavarian Infantry Regiment (4)
     Artillery
        1st Bavarian Foot Battery (1 no necessary)
        2nd Bavarian Foot Battery (1 no necessary)
        1st Bavarian Reserve Battery (1)

Corps Cavalry Reserve (Beaumont) (not present at Gross-Beeren?)
        1-3 Bavarian Chevauleger Regiment (2)
      

UNIFORMS AND MINIATURES
Actually there is a specifically designed set for Bavarian Infantry: HAT 8042 so it will be used.  The uniforms of 1813 can be seen at HISTOFIG and other Internet-based sources.

1) Bavarian Line Infantry wore a short-tailed cornflower blue (deep sky blue) habit with red turnbacks, white breeches and black under-knees gaiters. The facings were shown at lapels, collar, cuffs and piping. The helmet was the characteristics Raupenhelm,  the grenadiers  and voltigeurs having respectively red and green plumes. White double crossbelts.
2) The uniform for Bavarian Light Infantry had a dark-green short-tailed habit with  red turnbacks, grey breeches and black gaiters. Black lapels and cuffs with red piping, red collar. Black Raupenhelm and double crossbelts.
3) The Bavarian Chevau Leger had a  dark-green short-tailed habit with dark green turnbacks and breeches (grey overalls). A provisional Regiment was raised for the Campaign so the facings are unknow. I choose red lapels, cuffs and collar. Black   Raupenhelm and white crossbelts.
5) The Foot Artillery wore a dark blue short-tailed habit and trousers and black gaiters with black lapels piped red, red turnbacks, collar  and cuffs. Black  Raupenhelm with red plume and white crossbelts.

Using the above  information  and the only viable alternative, HAT 8042,  I made the following choices:

    29
Line Infantry HAT 8042 Napoleonic Bavarian Infantry
    7 Ligh Infantry ditto
    3 Chasseurs a Cheval HAT 8032 Dutch/Belgian Light Dragoons with heads from above
    1 (+2) Foot Artillery Esci 219 British and French Artillery. Use the French with heads from the Line Infantry HAT 8042 Napoleonic Bavarian Infantry

The guns are from Newline Designs  painted following the Thierry Melchior's table found at Soldats du Premier Empire site. The flags were form Warflag.

See a scheme of my choices and my painted miniatures

UNIT FIGURES COLOR SCHEME PICTURES
 Line and Light Infantry HAT 8042
Bavarian
 Line Infantry

 Chasseurs a cheval HAT 8032 Dutch
/Belgian
Light Dragoons with heads from HAT 8042
Foot Artillery  ESCI 219 British
 and French Artillery with heads from HAT 8042



BIBLIOGRAPHY

Napoleon at Dresden. The Battles of August 1813
George Nafziger
The Emperor Press , Chicago, 1994

1813: The Year that Doomed the Empire.
Special Study Nr.1
Operational Studies Group.
 

ODD UNITS AT GROSS-BEEREN