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Re: 095 - Guides of Napoleon masters and box art shown

Thanks for the input Uwe,
Tell me do you know if the Guides hired by the French generals during the Revolutionary war were to protect them from the enemy or -from what I have heard about the anarcic nature of Revolutionary French armies- were they there to protect the Generals from their own men?

Re: Re: 095 - Guides of Napoleon masters and box art shown

Hi Noel,

that is an interesting questions. I thought they were used as messengers and guards of the General.

How can 20 men protect somebody against a huge mob which attacks? So I would say maybe they acted as a kind of bodygouard against any enemy.

cheers
Uwe

Re: 095 - Guides of Napoleon masters and box art shown

Maybe they could give him a bit of time for him to get away! Although Paris would probably look on his retreat as Aristocratic cowardice and cut his head off. Revolutionery France was not a good time to be an senior officer in the French Army.