Austrian Jägers of the Napoleonic Wars, 1792–1815

Tyrolean Jagers, 1801, 1:72 Miniatures ESCI P-226

The imperial Austrian army first raised small units of Tyrolean sharpshooters during the Silesian Wars. Later, these were combined to form the Fenner Jägerkorps. which became the Tyrolean or Kaiserjäger regiment (7 battalions) in 1816. In addition, Feldjäger light infantry battalions were raised in the other provinces (crown lands) in 1808 (nine) and 1813 (three), and their number increased in 1849, 1859 and 1866 to 33, and in 1880 to 43; in 1882 they formed the Tiroler Jägerregiment, comprising 16 battalions in 1893, and 26 Feldjäger battalions.

The Tyrolean Jagers shown above are mounted on a 38 x 38 mm »battalion stand« for Volley & Bayonet. The ESCI miniatures are wearing the typical k.k. infantry uniform which was adopted by Tiroler Jäger-Regiment Nr. 64 upon its creation in 1801. Jager uniforms were pike grey with grass green facings, not the medium grey used here. In 1809, the Raupenhelm was replaced by the »Korsenhut« (Corse hat). These two miniatures are armed incorrectly, of course: men of the 1st and 2nd rank, known as »Karabinerschützen«, were armed with the smoothbore »Jägerkarabiner« with long »Stichbajonett« (thrust-bayonet), officers, NCOs, and the »Stutzenjäger« of the 3rd rank carried the rifled »Jägerstutzen« with long »Haubajonett« (hew-bayonet).

Tyrolean Jägers and Feldjäger

  • Tiroler Landbataillon, 1703
  • Tiroler Feld- und Landregiment Nr. 46, 1745–1801
  • Tiroler Jäger- und Scharfschützenkorps, 1778–1779
  • Tiroler Scharfschützenkorps, 1788–1801
  • Tiroler Jägerregiment Nr. 64, 1801–1805
  • Feldjägerbataillone (FJgB) Nr. 1 to 9, 1808
  • Feldjägerbataillone (FJgB) Nr. 10 to 12, 1813
  • Fenner Jägerkorps, 1813–1815
  • Tiroler Kaiserjäger, 1816–1918
Austrian Feldjagers, 1809, 15 mm Miniatures Minifigs

These 15 mm Minifigs of the imperial Austrian Feldjägers in 1809 are based individually on 0.3 mm steel bases for »Song of Drums and Shakos« and similar skirmish wargames. The manufacturer sells these troops as Jagers, but the figures appear to be armed with the regular line infantry musket and bayonet. The Jager officer should carry a rifle, too, and the bugler needs a Jager carbine.

Miniatures

  • Austrian Jagers Command, 28 mm Perry Miniatures AN 58
  • Austrian Jagers, skirmishing, 28 mm Perry Miniatures AN 59
  • Jager Officer advancing in Bicorne, 28 mm Front Rank AN80
  • Jager Officer waving Bicorne, 28 mm Front Rank AN81
  • Jager Hornist, 28 mm Front Rank AN79
  • Jager, advancing, 28 mm Front Rank AN75
  • Jager, standing firing, 28 mm Front Rank AN76
  • Jager, kneeling at ready, 28 mm Front Rank AN77
  • Jager, loading, 28 mm Front Rank AN78
  • Jager Officer, 28 mm Essex Miniatures AHN11
  • Jager Bugler, 28 mm Essex Miniatures AHN12
  • Jager, advancing, 28 mm Essex Miniatures AHN9
  • Jager, kneeling, firing, 28 mm Essex Miniatures AHN10
  • Austrian Jagers, skirmishing, 25 mm Old Glory AXI-21
  • Tyrolean Jager Officer, 25 mm Minifigs AN 14
  • Tyrolean Jager Bugler, 25 mm Minifigs AN 21
  • Tyrolean Jager, advancing, 25 mm Minifigs AN 9
  • Tyrolean Jager, firing, 25 mm Minifigs AN 8
  • Tyrolean Jager, kneeling firing, 25 mm Hinchliffe An10
  • Tyrolean Jagers, 1:72 Hinton Hunt BB124
    • Jager Officer, advancing, 1:72 Hinton Hunt AN40
    • Jager Bugler, advancing, 1:72 Hinton Hunt AN41
    • Jager, advancing, 1:72 Hinton Hunt AN43
    • Jager, standing firin, 1:72 Hinton Hunt AN44
  • Jager Officer, 20 mm Kennington AUA61
  • Jager, advancing, 20 mm Kennington AUA63
  • Jager, loading, 20 mm Kennington AUA60
  • Jager, »ready«, 20 mm Kennington AUA64
  • Jager, firing, 20 mm Kennington AUA62
  • Jagers with Command, 15 mm Old Glory ANL1a
  • Tyrolean Jagers, Command, 15 mm Minifigs 25NO
  • Tyrolean Jagers, advancing, 15 mm Minifigs 22NO
  • Tyrolean Jagera, standing firing, 15 mm Minifigs 23NO
  • Tyrolean Jager, kneeling firing, 15 mm Minifigs 24NO
  • Jager Command, Officer & Hornist, 15 mm Essex Miniatures AST21
  • Assorted Jagers, 15 mm Essex Miniatures AST20
  • Jagers, skirmishing, 1:300 Heroics&Ros MAN03

Weapons

  • Jägerstutzen M. 1796 Jager Rifle
  • Jägerkarabiner M. 1807 Jager Carbine (smoothbore)
  • Jägerstutzen M. 1807 Jager Rifle
  • Jägerstutzen M. 1807/35 Jager Rifle
  • Lorenzgewehr M. 1862 Rifle
  • Wänzl Jägerstutzen M. 1854/67 Jager Rifle
  • Werndl Karabiner M. 1873/77 Rifled Carbine
  • Steyr Gewehr M. 1895 Rifle
  • Steyr Karabinerstutzen M. 1895 Rifled Carbine

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