Leib-Grenadier-Garde Battalion of the Grand Duchy of Bade, 1806–1815

Bataillon Leib-Grenadier-Garde, Großherzogtum Baden 1807–1815

The Baden Leib-Grenadier-Garde Bataillon served as a ceremonial guard battalion at the archduke's palace in Karlsruhe. In times of war, the unit was part of the Rheinbund contingent committed to the Confederation of the Rhine by the Archduchy of Baden. The battalion had five companies of 150 all ranks. During the 1812 campaign against Russia the Baden Leib Grenadier Garde battalion was nominally attached to the French Imperial Guard. The 15 mm miniatures shown here are from an unidentified manufacturer. The officer in bicorne is a 15 mm figure by Jacobite Miniatures, now manufactured and distributed by Stronghold Miniatures. The grenadiers are mounted on 28.5 mm wide and 12.5 mm deep company stands compatible with Empire III grand tactical miniature rules published by Scott Bowden.

Miniatures

  • Baden Leib-Grenadier-Garde, advancing, 1:72 franznap FA 0017c

Proprietor

  • Archduke Karl Friedrich I. von Baden, 1806–1811
  • Archduke Karl Ludwig Friedrich von Baden, 1811–1818

Garrison

  • Karlsruhe

Organisation

  • Bataillonssstab
  • 1. Leib-Kompanie (150 all ranks)
  • 2. Kompanie (150 all ranks)
  • 3. Kompanie (150 all ranks)
  • 4. Kompanie (150 all ranks)
  • 5. Kompanie (150 all ranks)

Uniform

  • Dark blue coat (Kollett from 1809) with 10 white buttons and buttonhole lace
  • Red collar with white lace edging
  • Red cuffs with white lace edging, dark blue cuff strap with 3 buttons
  • Red turnbacks
  • White trousers
  • Black gaiters
  • Black bearskin cap with white metal front, white cords, red within yellow cockade, and white plume with red tip
  • Officers wore silver sashes with red and yellow stripes, golden gorget, silver epaulettes, and bicornes with the red within yellow cockade

Campaign History

  • Campaign against Prussian, Saxony, and Russia, 1806–1807
  • Siege of Danzig, 10 March to 17 May 1807
  • Siege of Kolberg (Pomerania), 26 April to 02 July 1807
  • Campaign against Austria in Voralberg and Tyrolia, 1809
  • Engagement at Eriskirch, 1809
  • Engagement at Eglofs, 1809
  • Engagement at Wangen, 1809
  • Engagement at Sonthofen, 1809
  • Invasion of Russia, 1812
  • Campaign against France, 1814
  • Battle of Brienne, 01 February 1814
  • Battle of Arcis-sur-Aube, 20 and 21 May 1814
  • Battle of Montmartre, 30 March 1814
  • Siege of Strasbourg, 1815

Lineage

  • Badisches Leib-Grenadier-Regiment Nr. 109, I. Bataillon, 1902
  • 14. (Badisches) Infanterie-Regiment, 1. und 2. Kompanie, 1921

The Baden Leib-Grenadier-Garde battalion makes a splendid appearance in its dark blue uniform with black bearskin caps.

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