Friday, February 24, 2017

Napoleonic Westphalian Troops

The Kingdom of Westphalia was formed in 1807 after Napoleon's defeat of Prussia and Russia. It was formed primarily by incorporating territories from Hesse, Magdeburg, Hanover, and Brunswick. Westphalia was a member of the Confederation of the Rhine and ruled by Napoleon's brother, Jerome. The Kingdom of Westphalia was abolished after the French defeat at Leipzig.

The troops themselves had a poor reputation in combat, as most of them were conscripts. Due to its size though, Westphalia formed a large percentage of France's German allies.


 1st Brigade of Westphalian infantry, including attached skirmishers and artillery



2nd Brigade of Westphalian infantry, including a couple of battalions of Berg infantry and skirmishers