Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How Do I Get in Touch Brigade Representatives ?
A. Brigade Officer contact information:
Q. Why Bother?
A. When we first started in 1994 there was no organization to support what it is that we do. We realized early on that if something was going to happen, we would have to pool our resources and efforts. We needed some body or organization to represent Allied Forces. There was a British group that did War of 1812 events but nothing specific to th Napoleonic War.
Q. Who's in Charge?
A. Every unit has its own leader and each leader represents their unit in an open manner. We are like minded friends and acquaintances. This is not a group founded by a marechal or king, but by soldat. The goals, events, and political agenda (if there is one) is to have Napoleonic re-enactment in North America. Anyone who has similar goals is welcome.
Q. What Units are Currently Members?
A. The active infantry units are:
the 21e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne; 3e Regiment d'Infantrie de Ligne; the Russian Kiev Grenadiers; the Guardia Reale Italiana; We have also been joined by the British 23rd Regiment of Foot, Royal Welsh Fusiliers,
the 95th Foot Rifles Regiment; the 93rd Regiment of Foot, Sutherland Highlanders; 42 Regiment of Foot, and our Austrian unit the IR#7 von Schroeder; and Spanish unit Regimento de Puerto Rico.
Q. How Can I Get My Unit In?
A. First you need to have a unit. That means at least two paid members... You have to portray French/Allied troops or Coalition Forces (Russians, Austrians, Prussian, English, Spanish, et al) from the period 1792 - 1815.
Contact the Brigade President at: President@Brigade-Napoleon.org.
Q. What if I Do Not Have a Unit?
A. No unit? No problem! You can always join the Brigade Napoleon as an individual. Some units have used this as a starting point; first joining Brigade Napoleon as individuals, then building an unit and later applying for unit membership. This is also an excellent way for civilian impressions to get involved. All you need is an impression between the period 1792 to 1815. For more information on this option, contact the Brigade President at:
Q. Why the Name "Brigade Napoleon"?
A. When we started, we felt that the word "Napoleon" was key to identifying us a s Napoleonic re-enactors. The Brigade part naturally stemmed from the hope that we would have enough membership and a variety of units to warrant the moniker. We now have eleven active units with over one hundred twenty (120) members.
Stan Archacki, 21e Regiment de Ligne, President
30 N. Lincoln Street
Westmont, IL 60559
Rudy Segaar, 3e Regiment de Ligne, Vice President
78 Turkey Run Lane
Woodville, VA 22749
James Tate, 95th Rifles 1st Battalion, Secretary
7070 Highfields Farm Drive
Roanoke, VA 24018
William Buser, 3e Regiment de Ligne, Treasurer
11 Woodlawn Terrace
Fredericksburg, VA 22405