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The British Guards Brigade, AWI

Sat Mar 22, 2008 6:47 am

15 men drawn from each of 64 companies of the three regiments of Guards: 1st (Grenadier), 2nd(Coldstream) and 3rd(Scots). The titles in parentheses may be anchronistic. They were NOT one "Grenadier Guards" battalion.

They were formed into two battalions untill after the battle of Guilford Courthouse when they were consolodated into one, due to losses. Their battlefield record earns them the title Guard.

Total EM strength at start 960. This makes them two four element Bopping Battalions, and a new unit model, of Elite family.

http://www.reenact.com/bghistory.html


A website source with the details. Much other reading indicates their fine combat record.

Commander 76-77 Matthew, 1781 O'Hara.

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Sat Mar 22, 2008 5:44 pm

FM WarB wrote:15 men drawn from each of 64 companies of the three regiments of Guards: 1st (Grenadier), 2nd(Coldstream) and 3rd(Scots). The titles in parentheses may be anchronistic. They were NOT one "Grenadier Guards" battalion.

They were formed into two battalions untill after the battle of Guilford Courthouse when they were consolodated into one, due to losses. Their battlefield record earns them the title Guard.

Total EM strength at start 960. This makes them two four element Bopping Battalions, and a new unit model, of Elite family.

http://www.reenact.com/bghistory.html


A website source with the details. Much other reading indicates their fine combat record.

Commander 76-77 Matthew, 1781 O'Hara.


The titles in parenthesis may or may not be anchronistic, but in at least one case the title is incorrect. 1st Rgt Foot Guards ("The Coalers") became the Grenadier Guards as a result of Waterloo.

The 3rd Rgt Foot Guards were known as The King's Rgt, The King's Foot Guards, The Scots Guards or The Scotch Guards. I suspect that after the 1745 rebellion when Scotland was officially renamed as North Britain that the last two names would have been no longer in use.
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