L'Aigle is a singleplayer and multiplayer total-conversion mod for Mount & Blade: Warband. Set during the Napoleonic Wars, L'Aigle will recreate the age of blackpowder warfare.

Report article RSS Feed Imperial Guard Polish Chevau-Legers

A look at the Chevau-Legers Polonais of the French Imperial Guard.

Posted by Docm30 on Aug 4th, 2013

'Lo,

Today we'll take a look at Chevau-Legers Polonais de la Garde Imperiale, some the most elite cavalry in the French army.

Originally created in 1807 by Napoleon to serve as an elite bodyguard recruited from the Polish nobility and landowning classes, they were unquestionably the most famous cavalry regiment of the era and frequently cited as one of the greatest of all time. The Polish Chevau-Legers proved their incredible aptitude for combat time after time at several of the period's major battles.

Their most famous exploit was probably at the 30 November, 1808 battle of Somosierra Pass, where the Spanish had set up a desperate last attempt to halt the French march on Madrid. A single squardon of the Polish Chevau-Legers charged the Spanish army, artillery and all, head on and captured all four of their batteries. Though half the squadron was killed or wounded in the charge, they carved a permanent name for themselves in the annals of history.

In the 1809 war against Austria, they saw action at several of the major battles of the Austrian front, including Aspern-Essling and Wagram. The most noteworthy battles of the war.

In the mod they'll be available to French officers recruiting in Poland. They were only armed with lances (thus their better known name, the 'Polish Lancers') after the War of the Fifth Coalition, so they serve as light cavalry in the mod.

 Chevau-Legers Polonaise de la Garde Imperiale Chevau-Legers Polonaise de la Garde Imperiale Chevau-Legers Polonaise de la Garde Imperiale Chevau-Legers Polonaise de la Garde Imperiale

Chevau-Legers Polonaise de la Garde Imperiale

Thanks for reading. Hope you enjoy.

Post comment Comments
Admiral_Tromp
Admiral_Tromp Aug 5 2013, 4:42am says:

Simply outstanding.

+13 votes     reply to comment
F1_2012_Fan
F1_2012_Fan Aug 5 2013, 4:52am says:

Is ther a german translation in the mod ????

+3 votes     reply to comment
swadian_black_knight
swadian_black_knight Jul 11 2014, 1:51am replied:

i dont think so.

+1 vote     reply to comment
baktech
baktech Aug 5 2013, 4:58am says:

Oh yeah that's what I'm playing as!
By the way is there a chance to choose a Polish background?

Ciebie Dziekuje.

-1 votes     reply to comment
SantaofDeath
SantaofDeath Aug 5 2013, 8:40am says:

I always love to read the little history attached to the updates.

+5 votes     reply to comment
Mr.Birds!
Mr.Birds! Aug 5 2013, 11:26am says:

i neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed an eta! this is ((((way too awesome))))

+4 votes     reply to comment
Silvermarch
Silvermarch Aug 5 2013, 1:09pm says:

Amazing.

+3 votes     reply to comment
Guest
Guest Aug 7 2013, 7:43pm says:

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

staby_mcstabman
staby_mcstabman Aug 10 2013, 10:56pm says:

Mount and blade 2 Bannerlord will come out before this mod does!

Stop teasing us Please release an alpha or a beta!

+1 vote     reply to comment
Guest
Guest Aug 12 2013, 2:52pm says:

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

Stevensonbak
Stevensonbak Aug 14 2013, 8:37pm says:

This is simply outstanding, I am literally impressed by all of the units.
It looks like an entirely new game, Napoleonic Wars has NOTHING on this.
You have my support sir, take as much time as you need.
Great work cannot be rushed.

+2 votes     reply to comment
Guest
Guest Oct 15 2013, 5:47pm says:

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

Guest
Guest Dec 21 2013, 10:25pm says:

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

mwarrior50
mwarrior50 Feb 9 2014, 1:50am says:

Has been nearly a year... News? This mod seems amazing! Please don't abandon it! If you release L'aigle soon, I shall give you COOKIES fit for the GODS!

+2 votes     reply to comment
Guest
Guest Feb 9 2014, 11:45am says:

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

snopek1611
snopek1611 Apr 1 2014, 12:30pm says:

polska zajebiście

+1 vote     reply to comment
I_Love_Cat
I_Love_Cat Aug 11 2014, 3:02pm says:

If i could wish one thing from you, it would be to release at least one screenshot each week. It doesn't even need to have new stuff in it, just a new picture! Of the campaign map, in the midst of battle, unit standing on the fortress wall... anything. Something that could make my day more often than once a month. I would be very thankful.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Guest
Guest Aug 29 2014, 4:40pm says:

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

Post a Comment
click to sign in

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) which we encourage all contributors to do.

2000 characters limit; HTML formatting and smileys are not supported - text only

Icon
Mount & Blade: Warband Icon
Platform
Windows
Developed By
Docm30
Contact
Send Message
Release Date
TBD
Mod Watch
Track this mod
News
Browse
News
Report Abuse
Report article
Related Mods
L'Aigle (Mount & Blade: Warband)
L'Aigle Mount & Blade: Warband - Single & Multiplayer Role Playing
Related Games
Mount & Blade: Warband
Mount & Blade: Warband Indie Single & Multiplayer Role Playing