Latest topics
» SoW DLC Maps
by Mr. Digby Yesterday at 7:38 pm

» Impromptu Games
by Uncle Billy Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:38 pm

» Daytime Games - ACW or Nap
by Interlocutor Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:16 pm

» Play multyplayer
by Manson Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:49 pm

» Video of the new Scenario Design Module for General Staff
by Dr Ezra Sidran Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:07 pm

» AARs - post here all after battle comments and replay files
by Mr. Digby Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:02 am

» 7th May face-to-face game at Little Gaddesden - Bloody Vikings!
by Martin Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:55 pm

» Screen shot of the Scenario Design Module for General Staff
by Dr Ezra Sidran Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:34 pm

» Free maps of Europe
by King_Rufus Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:35 pm

» Wargaming in the military
by Martin Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:43 pm

» Readymade Kriegsspiel "blocks"
by PhotonCutterTome Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:01 pm

» Submarine Warfare
by Martin Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:14 pm

Statistics
We have 913 registered users
The newest registered user is gmapsnz

Our users have posted a total of 23078 messages in 1869 subjects
Log in

I forgot my password


Historical Question-Staff Officers and ADC's

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Historical Question-Staff Officers and ADC's

Post  xray on Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:08 pm

When not sure, go to the experts, so here I am.

Does anyone know or can point me to the data of the number of staff Officers and ADC’s attached to various Napoleonic Brigades/Divisions and Corps.

I do have the Information of Napoleons HQ but it is the lower echelons particularly the Brigades and Divisions I’m most interested in.

Although I do not study the ACW very much I would also be interested to compare the difference between the two types of HQ’s.


Thank you in anticipation and may all the team and players have a great Christmas with their families and a great New Year.

xray

Posts : 8
Join date : 2015-07-06

Back to top Go down

Re: Historical Question-Staff Officers and ADC's

Post  Uncle Billy on Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:39 pm

These numbers are from Muir's book; Tactics and the Experience of Battle in the Age of Napoleon, p.158.
In 1809 Nappy's personal staff was about 20 officers. Berthier's staff had several hundred. A French corps commander had 20-36 staff officers. A division commander had 10-12. A lowly brigade commander might have 1 or 2 if any.

I remember reading that Lee's entire staff was smaller than that of a French division. Is it any wonder why he could not coordinate his attacks at Gettysburg?

_________________
I can make this march and I will make Georgia howl.
avatar
Uncle Billy

Posts : 2617
Join date : 2012-02-27
Location : western Colorado

Back to top Go down

Re: Historical Question-Staff Officers and ADC's

Post  Captal on Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:25 pm

A discussion by Douglas Southall Freeman of how Lee organized his personal and general staff. The "Fifth Period" includes Gettysburg: http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Gazetteer/People/Robert_E_Lee/FREREL/1/Appendices/4*.html
avatar
Captal

Posts : 243
Join date : 2016-02-05
Age : 50
Location : East Coast, US

Back to top Go down

Re: Historical Question-Staff Officers and ADC's

Post  xray on Sun Dec 25, 2016 4:14 pm

Thank you Gentlemen.

xray

Posts : 8
Join date : 2015-07-06

Back to top Go down

Re: Historical Question-Staff Officers and ADC's

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum