Austrian Landwehr Infantry of the Napoleonic Wars, 1809–1814

Austrian Landwehr of the Napoleonic Wars, 1809–1814, 15 mm Miniatures

The Austrian Landwehr became a permanent establishment of the regular army by imperial decree dated 9 June 1808. When war was declared on 9 April 1809, many of the Landwehr battalions had not been raised yet. The French army soon occupied Upper Austria, and on 14 Mai 1809 Napoleon decreed the demobilization of the Upper Austrian Landwehr, threatening to confiscate the personal property of any officers' who did not return to their homes. Austrian Landwehr uniforms were based on regional folk costumes, which were considered more practical and comfortable than regular army uniforms. The 15 mm miniatures of the Lower Austrian Landwehr pictured above are mounted on company stands compatible with the Empire III game system.

Austrian Landwehr, 1809

  • Lower Austrian Landwehr, 19 battalions in two brigades
    • 1. Lower Austrian Landwehrbataillon
    • 2. Lower Austrian Landwehrbataillon
    • 3. Lower Austrian Landwehrbataillon (Wagram)
    • 4. Lower Austrian Landwehrbataillon (Wagram)
    • 5. Lower Austrian Landwehrbataillon
    • 6. Lower Austrian Landwehrbataillon
    • 1. Vienna Woods Landwehrbataillon (Wagram)
    • 2. Vienna Woods Landwehrbataillon (Wagram)
    • 3. Vienna Woods Landwehrbataillon (Wagram)
    • 4. Vienna Woods Landwehrbataillon (Wagram)
    • 5. Vienna Woods Landwehrbataillon (Wagram)
    • 6. Vienna Woods Landwehrbataillon (Wagram)
    • Manhartsberg Landwehrbataillon
  • Upper Austrian Landwehr, 15 battalions (demobilized 14 Mai 1809)
    • 1. Mühlviertel Landwehrbataillon
    • 2. Mühlviertel Landwehrbataillon (Raab)
    • 3. Mühlviertel Landwehrbataillon
    • 4. Mühlviertel Landwehrbataillon
    • 1. Traun Landwehrbataillon (Raab)
    • 2. Traun Landwehrbataillon (Raab)
    • 3. Traun Landwehrbataillon (Raab)
    • 4. Traun Landwehrbataillon
    • 1. Hausruckviertel Landwehrbataillon
    • 2. Hausruckviertel Landwehrbataillon
    • 3. Hausruckviertel Landwehrbataillon
    • 4. Hausruckviertel Landwehrbataillon
    • 1. Innviertel Landwehrbataillon
    • 2. Innviertel Landwehrbataillon (Raab)
    • 3. Innviertel Landwehrbataillon
  • Landwehr of the Duchy of Styria, 13 battalions
    • 1. Graz Landwehrbataillon
    • 2. Graz Landwehrbataillon (Oberstlieutenant Johann Ludwig Frhr. von Hummel; Raab)
    • 3. Graz Landwehrbataillon
    • 4. Graz Landwehrbataillon (Raab)
    • 5. Graz Landwehrbataillon (Raab)
    • 1. Bruck an der Mur Landwehrbataillon
    • 2. Bruck an der Mur Landwehrbataillon
    • 1. Cilli Landwehrbataillon
    • 2. Cilli Landwehrbataillon
    • 1. Judenburg Landwehrbataillon
    • 2. Judenburg Landwehrbataillon
    • 1. Marburg Landwehrbataillon
    • 2. Marburg Landwehrbataillon
  • Landwehr of the Duchy of Carinthia, 5 battalions
    • 1. Klagenfurt Landwehrbataillon
    • 2. Klagenfurt Landwehrbataillon
    • 3. Klagenfurt Landwehrbataillon
    • 1. Villach Landwehrbataillon
    • 2. Villach Landwehrbataillon
  • Landwehr of the Duchy of Salzburg, 4 battalions
    • City Companies of the Duchy of Salzburg
    • Land-Battalions of the Duchy of Salzburg
    • Mountain Battalion of the Duchy of Salzburg
  • Landwehr of the City and Littoral of Trieste, 2 battalions
    • Trieste City Battalion
    • Trieste Littoral Landbataillon
  • Landwehr of the County of Gorizia and Gradisca, 2 battalions
    • 1. Gorizia Landwehrbataillon
    • 2. Gorizia Landwehrbataillon
  • Landwehr of the Duchy of Carniola, 10 battalions
    • 1. Adelsberg Landwehrbataillon
    • 2. Adelsberg Landwehrbataillon
    • 3. Adelsberg Landwehrbataillon
    • 4. Adelsberg Landwehrbataillon
    • 1. Laibach Landwehrbataillon
    • 2. Laibach Landwehrbataillon
    • 3. Laibach Landwehrbataillon
    • 1. Neustadtl Landwehrbataillon
    • 2. Neustadtl Landwehrbataillon
    • 3. Neustadtl Landwehrbataillon
    • 4. Neustadtl Landwehrbataillon
  • Bohemian Landwehr, 55 battalions in seven brigades
    • Prague Landwehrbataillon (Wagram)
    • 1. Beraun Landwehrbataillon (Wagram)
    • 2. Beraun Landwehrbataillon (Wagram)
    • 1. Iglau Landwehrbataillon (Wagram)
  • Landwehr of the Duchy of Moravia and Silesia, 12 battalions in two brigades
    • 1. Moravian Landwehrbataillon
    • 2. Moravian Landwehrbataillon
    • 3. Moravian Landwehrbataillon (Aspern, Wagram)
    • 1. Brünn Landwehrbataillon (Wagram)
    • 2. Brünn Landwehrbataillon
    • 3. Brünn Landwehrbataillon (Wagram)
    • 1. Hradisch Landwehrbataillon (Wagram)
    • 2. Hradisch Landwehrbataillon
    • 3. Hradisch Landwehrbataillon (Wagram)
    • 1. Prerau Landwehrbataillon
    • 2. Prerau Landwehrbataillon
    • 3. Prerau Landwehrbataillon (Wagram)
    • 1. Znaim Landwehrbataillon (Wagram)
    • 2. Znaim Landwehrbataillon (Wagram)
  • Hungarian Insurrection

Miniatures

  • Officer, Carinthian Landwehr, 1809, 1:30 del Prado 031
  • Austrian Landwehr (Corsehut), 25 mm Old Glory AXI-26
  • Austrian Landwehr (Corsehut, frock coat), 25 mm Old Glory AXI-22
  • Austrian Landwehr (Top Hat), 25 mm Old Glory AXI-27
  • Austrian Landwehr (Top Hat, frock coat), 25 mm Old Glory AXI-23
  • Austrian Landwehr (Shako), 25 mm Old Glory AXI-28
  • Austrian Landwehr (Shako, frock coat), 25 mm Old Glory AXI-25
  • Austrian Landwehr (Hat, frock coat), 25 mm Old Glory AXI-24
  • Austrian Landwehr, 1:72 HäT
  • Austrian Landwehr (Corsehut, Hat), officer, NCO, drummer, flag-bearer, 1:72 Ehmke ÖLW-1
  • Austrian Landwehr (Hat), 3 soldiers, 1:72 Ehmke ÖLW-2
  • Austrian Landwehr 1809 (Top Hat, Hat), 15 mm Mirage 1501
  • Austrian Landwehr (Corsehut, Hat), 15 mm Old Glory ANM01
  • Austrian Landwehr (Corsehut, Shako, frock coat), 15 mm Old Glory ANM02
  • Austrian Landwehr (Shako, Bicorne), 15 mm Old Glory ANM03
  • Austrian Landwehr, Command, 15 mm AB Figures
  • Austrian Landwehr (Corsehut), 15 mm AB Figures KK35
  • Austrian Landwehr (Corsehut, frock coat), 15 mm AB Figures KK34
  • Austrian Landwehr (Top Hat), 15 mm AB Figures KK36
  • Austrian Landwehr, marching, 15 mm Battle Honors BAU07
  • Austrian Landwehr, 6 mm Irregular Miniatures AUN9
  • Hungarian Insurrection, Command, 15 mm AB Figures
  • Hungarian Insurrection, 15 mm AB Figures
  • Hungarian Insurrection, 15 mm Battle Honors BAU09

Bibliography

  • Eder, J. (Hrsg.): Oesterreichische Landwehr 1809 (Wien 1810)
  • Knötel-Sieg: Handbuch der Uniformkunde, p. 278
  • Funcken, L. & F.: Historische Uniformen 18. Jahrhundert, Band 2, pp. 112-113

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