lundi 10 octobre 2016

Würtemberg light infantry and jägers 1809

The light infantry of the kingdom of Württemberg included, in 1809, four battalions.

- Two battalions of light infantry properly so called (the first battalion, von Wolff and the second von Brussell)
- Two battalions of Fussjäger (Chasseurs à pieds): the König battalion and the von Neuffer battalion.

The light ones were distinguished from the blue uniform of the troops of the line by the wearing of uniforms with predominantly green, this color being moreover totally associated with the outfits of the hunters.

Light infantry

In 1809, the light infantry battalions were wearing the shako, replacing the old helmet similar to that of the light horse.


Jägers würtembergeois charging the Hungarian infantry