Name of the Russian army that attacked France in 1813-14

Jun 2016
1,541
Oregon
#1
Czar Alexander I commanded the Russian army that invaded France in 1813-1814 did it have a name like the French had named theirs the 'Grande Armee' or in ACW 'the Army of Virginia'?

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May 2017
698
France
#4
Hello,the "big army of Bohemia" was a coalition of four armies,russian,austrian,prussian and swedish.....(thank you Bernadotte).The russian effectives were constitued with the survivors of the Campaign of 1812:armies Koutousov,Gorshakow,Tchitchagov.Mr Oleg Sokolov estimated the losses at 400 000 men for a total of 500 000 men.With the news recruits the effectives were about 170 000 men.
Commandant in chief:prince Schwartzenberg.
1rst army Barclay de Tolly:170 000 men.Infantry,100 000 men,cavalry 50 000 men (cosacs included) artillery 20 000 men,horses 60 000,guns 720.
1rst army corp:general Gortshakow.
2nd army corp:duque Eugene de Wurtemberg.
Reserve army corp:gand duque Constantin:two divisions of grenadeers,general Raïevski;two divisions of the guard (russian and prussian)general Iermolow.
Cavalry reserve (russians,prussians):general Galizine.
 

pugsville

Ad Honorem
Oct 2010
8,514
#8
Idd. Barclay de Tolly of the Clan Barclay and the former Count de Langeron. The latter perhaps had a time of his life, killing republican scum left and right / revenge etc :)
Kutuzov briefly til lhis death early in 1813. then Wittgenstein, then BarClay (after Bautzen)

Langeron rose to Corps commander, but never considered for Army command, a modestly competent corps commander, but never showed real talent.
 
Sep 2012
3,680
Bulgaria
#9
Kutuzov briefly til lhis death early in 1813. then Wittgenstein, then BarClay (after Bautzen)

Langeron rose to Corps commander, but never considered for Army command, a modestly competent corps commander, but never showed real talent.
Why so low opinion about de Langeron, because of Austerlitz? de Langeron emigrated to Russia after the revolution, he fought against Swedes as volunteer in the war of 1788–90, he was awarded the Order of St. George for his victories against Ottomans. Btw before the revolution he took part in the American War of Independence. After the capture of Paris, the emperor said to him 'Count, you have lost that at the height of Monmartre and I have found it' and handed him the Order of St.Andrew
 

pugsville

Ad Honorem
Oct 2010
8,514
#10
Why so low opinion about de Langeron, because of Austerlitz? de Langeron emigrated to Russia after the revolution, he fought against Swedes as volunteer in the war of 1788–90, he was awarded the Order of St. George for his victories against Ottomans. Btw before the revolution he took part in the American War of Independence. After the capture of Paris, the emperor said to him 'Count, you have lost that at the height of Monmartre and I have found it' and handed him the Order of St.Andrew
Bravery does not necessarily make a good commander. Langeron was reasonable General, his best attribute was he was aware of his own limitations, (a good attribute as it stops many blunders) I would not say a nagative opinion just nothing really stands out as good,

have you got any examples of Langeron showing very good Generaliship?
 

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