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roleplaying:versailles:versaillesmilitary [2013/03/13 00:40]
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 ======The Military====== ======The Military======
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 =====Louis XV's army===== =====Louis XV's army=====
->>​From http://​napoleonistyka.atspace.com/​FRENCH_ARMY.htm ​<<+>>​From http://​napoleonistyka.atspace.com/​FRENCH_ARMY.htm
 The Royal Army was a typical 18th century force. The ranks were filled with mercenaries,​ volunteers, adventurers and others. The discipline was harsh (a soldier who struck an officer had his offending hand chopped off before he was hanged) and the morale low. The Royal Army used linear tactics, copied from Prussian system. The Royal Army was a typical 18th century force. The ranks were filled with mercenaries,​ volunteers, adventurers and others. The discipline was harsh (a soldier who struck an officer had his offending hand chopped off before he was hanged) and the morale low. The Royal Army used linear tactics, copied from Prussian system.
 The first 20 years of Louis XV were generally peaceful, a marked contrast to the war-like disposition of Louis XIV (the Sun King). The first 20 years of Louis XV were generally peaceful, a marked contrast to the war-like disposition of Louis XIV (the Sun King).
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 The Provincial Militia was drafted for garrison duty but they were also used as army reserves and considered part of the royal forces and listed as such in the army registers. The Provincial Militia was drafted for garrison duty but they were also used as army reserves and considered part of the royal forces and listed as such in the army registers.
 In 1780s reaction reigned supreme over the French military administration. ​ In 1781 the courtiers extorted from Segur, the Minister of War, against his will, a royal decree to the effect that every candidate for a commission must satisfy the court genealogist that he was possessed of 16 quarters of nobility !  The effect of this was to shut the doors of the army in the face of the rising middle class. In 1780s reaction reigned supreme over the French military administration. ​ In 1781 the courtiers extorted from Segur, the Minister of War, against his will, a royal decree to the effect that every candidate for a commission must satisfy the court genealogist that he was possessed of 16 quarters of nobility !  The effect of this was to shut the doors of the army in the face of the rising middle class.
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