Napoleonic Wargame Club (NWC)

Königlich-Preußisches Armee-Korps Order of Battle

Medaillenverzeichnis der Preußischen Armee

(Medals of the Kingdom of Prussia)

Notice of Issuance:

The medals system has been redefined as of February 2009, any previous awarding's shall be kept as issued and the officers shall keep their awards under the old system. Officers who have not been awarded any of these medals yet shall have to abide by the new standards.

 

 

High Honors Medals:

Orden das Schwarzen Adler

Established by Frederick I on the 18th of January, 1701, the Order of the Black Eagle, was the highest chivalric order in Prussia. It was not awarded for merit in the same sense as the Pour le Mérite, but was a "Collar" order with very limited membership, granted by the King of Prussia only to royalty and high heads of state. The breast star is shown here. The sash badge bears a strong similarity of design to the more familiar Pour le Mérite. The Black Eagle Order is not, however, any type of variant of the gallantry award.

Orden das Schwarzen Adler GroßKommandeur Stern

(Order of the Black Eagle Grand Commander Star)

Awarded to Prussian Officers by accumulating a minimum of 3,000 points and having over 30 Victory Points.

 

 

 

 

Orden das Schwarzen Adler Kommandeur Stern

(Order of the Black Eagle Commander Star)

Awarded to Prussian Officers by accumulating a minimum of 2,000 points and having over 20 Victory Points.

 

 

 

Orden das Schwarzen Adler

(Order of the Black Eagle)

Awarded to Prussian Officers by accumulating a minimum of 1,500 points and having over 15 Victory Points.

 

 

 

Pour le Mérite

The Pour le Mérite was inaugaurated in 1667. It was reorganized in 1810 by King Friedrich Wilhelm III when it became known as the Order of Military Merit. It became Prussia's highest recognition to officers for courage on the battlefield and for superior military performance in time of war. The Prussian awards system valued the consistent performer more so than an individual who might perform a single act, however brave. It usually took repeated acts of bravery or continued good work over time to win this award which was presented on a black ribbon with silver stripes. In 1813 there was a charter extension to the Eisernes Kreuz statues that created the Pour le Merite with oak leaves which was to be given for exceptional merit. The ribbon for this honour was a black one with three silver stripes.

Pour le Mérite

(With Oak Leaves)

Awarded to Prussian Officers by accumulating a minimum of 1,500 points and having over 15 Victory Points.

 

 

Pour le Mérite

Awarded to Prussian Officers by accumulating a minimum of 1,000 points and having over 10 Victory Points.

 

 

 

Eisernes Kreuz

The Iron Cross is one of the most easily recognized and prized of military awards in the world. It was inaugaurated on March 10th, 1813 by King Friedrich Wilhelm III. It's purpose was to reward outstanding acts of individual heroism, bravery or leadership during Prussia's struggle with Napolean's France. No other of the German states could award the cross but citizens of these states could be awarded this recognition by Prussia. The Iron Cross was created as a "step" award. That is, one had to be in possession of a lesser version before being awarded the next one. The steps in 1813 were: II Klasse, I Klasse and Gross Kreuz. There was a unique step incorporated at this time called the Grand Cross Star. It was awarded to only one person, Feldmarschal Blucher for his leadership at the battle of Belle-Alliance and hence is also known as the Blucher Stern.

Eisernes Kreuz GroßStern

(Iron Cross Grand Star)

Awarded to the CoA of Prussia only. Must be the rank of Generalfeldmarschall and have over 2,000 points. Retiring CoA's must pass on the award to an eligible officer or it is retired until one appears.

 

 

Eisernes Kreuz GroßKreuz

(Iron Cross Grand Cross)

Awarded to Prussian Officers having 2,000 points.

 

 

Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse

(Iron Cross 1st Class)

Awarded to Prussian Officers having 1,000 points.

 

 

Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse

(Iron Cross 2nd Class)

Awarded to Prussian Officers having 500 points.

 

 

Victory Medals:

Krönen Orden GroßKommandeur Stern

(Crown Order Grand Commander Star)

Awarded to Prussian Officers for 100 victories in any game.

 

Krönen Orden Kommandeur Stern

(Crown Order Commander Star)

Awarded to Prussian Officers for 95 victories in any game.

 

 

Krönen Orden 1. Klasse

(Crown Order 1st Class)

Awarded to Prussian Officers for 90 victories in any game.

 

 

Krönen Orden 2. Klasse

(Crown Order 2nd Class)

Awarded to Prussian Officers for 85 victories in any game.

 

 

Krönen Orden 3. Klasse

(Crown Order 3rd Class)

Awarded to Prussian Officers for 80 victories in any game.

 

 

Krönen Orden 4. Klasse

(Crown Order 4th Class)

Awarded to Prussian Officers for 75 victories in any game.

 

 

Orden des Rotes Adler

The Red Eagle Order was created in 1705 and was presented to junior officers for bravery in action and for meritorious service. The award, like other Prussian awards has many variations and classes. However, it is not a "step" award as such. The lowest level was the 4th class. Awards above 3rd class were rarely accorded to ordinary military officers, these being reserved for nobility and royalty. The statute ribbon was white with orange stripes. Awards given for military service had a black ribbon with two white stripes and were accompanied by crossed swords if the recipient was involved in the fighting. In addition, if the order had been received on a previous occassion this was indicated on the ribbon.

Krönen Orden des Rotes Adler GroßKommandeur Stern

(Red Eagle Crown Order Grand Commander Star)

Awarded to Prussian Officers for 70 victories in any game.

 

 

Krönen Orden des Rotes Adler Kommandeur Stern

(Red Eagle Crown Order Commander Star)

Awarded to Prussian Officers for 65 victories in any game.

 

 

Krönen Orden des Rotes Adler Ritter Klasse

(Red Eagle Crown Order Knight Class)

Awarded to Prussian Officers for 60 victories in any game.

 

 

Rotes Adler Orden 1. Klasse

(Red Eagle Order 1st Class)

Awarded to Prussian Officers for 55 victories in any game.

 

 

Rotes Adler Orden 2. Klasse

(Red Eagle Order 2nd Class)

Awarded to Prussian Officers for 50 victories in any game.

 

 

Rotes Adler Orden 3. Klasse

(Red Eagle Order 3rd Class)

Awarded to Prussian Officers for 45 victories in any game.

 

 

Rotes Adler Orden 4. Klasse

(Red Eagle Order 4th Class)

Awarded to Prussian Officers for 40 victories in any game.

 

 

Johanniterorden

The Order of St. John in Germany is known as "der Johanniterorden", and officially known as the Brandenburg Bailiwick of the Knights' Order of the Hospital of St John in Jerusalem ( Balley Brandenburg des Ritterlichen Ordens Sankt Johannis vom Spital zu Jerusalem ), the German Protestant branch of the Knights Hospitaller.

Following the Protestant Reformation, large parts of the German langue of the Knights Hospitaller under the leadership of the Brandenburg bailiwick accepted Lutheran theology, but remained in subordination to the Roman Catholic order and its Grand Master . In 1812 the branch was turned into a merit Order by King Frederick William III of Prussia . The Prussian merit order Pour le Mérite, also known as the " Blue Max," was also based on the design of the Johanniter neck cross. The Johanniter Order was restored as a Prussian Order of the Knights Hospitaller in 1852.

Johanniterorden 1. Klasse

(Order of St. John 1st Class)

Awarded to Prussian Officers for 30 victories in any game.

 

 

Johanniterorden 2. Klasse

(Order of St. John 2nd Class)

Awarded to Prussian Officers for 25 victories in any game.

 

 

Johanniterorden 3. Klasse

(Order of St. John 3rd Class)

Awarded to Prussian Officers for 20 victory in any game.

 

 

Haus-Orden

(House Order)

Awarded to Prussian Officers for 15 victories in any game.

 

 

Adler Haus-Orden

(Eagle House Order)

Awarded to Prussian Officers for 10 victories in any game.

 

 

Militärische Verdienstmedaille

The Prussian Military Merit Cross, the „Pour le Mérite“ for NCOs and enlisted men, was awarded until the first World War in form of a golden cross. With the beginning of the first World War the cross was made only from gilt silver – nevertheless the remaining 16 pieces from the better times have been awarded in the wars first days.

Militärische Verdienstmedaille

(Military Merit Medal)

Awarded to Prussian Officers for 5 victory in any game.

 

 

Kriegerverdienstmedaille

(Warrior Merit Medal)

Awarded to Prussian Officers for 3 victory in any game.

 

 

Militärische Medaille

(Military Medal)

Awarded to Prussian Officers for 1 victory in any game.

 

 

Rotes Adler Verdienstmedaille Gold

(Red Eagle Merit Order Gold)

Awarded to a Prussian Junior Officers from ranks Sekondlieutenant and Premierlieutenant who defeat a French General in a Major Victory in any game.

Also for any Prussian Field Officers (Kapitän to Oberst) who defeats a French Marshall

Awarded to Prussian General Officers (Generalmajor and above) for defeating 5 French Generals in battle with either Major or Minor Victories.

 

 

Rotes Adler Verdienstmedaille Silver

(Red Eagle Merit Order Silver)

Awarded to a Prussian Junior Officers from ranks Sekondlieutenant and Premierlieutenant who defeat a French Field Officer (Captain to Colonel) in a Major Victory in any game.

Also for any Prussian Field Officers (Kapitän to Oberst) who defeats a French General.

Awarded to Prussian General Officers (Generalmajor and above) for defeating 3 French Generals in battle with either Major or Minor Victories.

 

 

Prussian Campaign Medals:

Waterloo von 1815 Medaille

(1815 Waterloo Medal)

Awarded to Prussian & Allied Coalition Officers who completes a full HPS Waterloo Campaign or a full Game of both PTW and BGW and achieves at least a Draw.

 

 

Placenoit von 1815 Medaille

(1815 Placenoit Medal)

Awarded to Prussian & Allied Coalition Officers who achieve a major or minor victory at Placenoit (Any Game Engine).

 

 

Wavre von 1815 Medaille

(1815 Wavre Medal)

Awarded to Prussian & Allied Coalition Officers who achieve a major or minor victory at Wavre (Any Game Engine).

 

 

Ligny von 1815 Medaille

(1815 Ligny Medal)

Awarded to Prussian & Allied Coalition Officers who achieve a major or minor victory at Ligny (Any Game Engine).

 

 

Frankreich Krieg von 1814 Medaille

(1814 War with France Medal)

Awarded to Prussian & Allied Coalition Officers who achieve a major or minor victory in any 1814 Invasion of France Battle that does not have its own medal listed (Any Game Engine).

 

 

La Rothière von 1814 Medaille

(1814 La Rothière Medal)

Awarded to Prussian & Allied Coalition Officers who achieve a major or minor victory at La Rothière (Any Game Engine).

 

 

Leipzig von 1813 Medaille

(1813 Leipzig Medal)

Awarded to Prussian & Allied Coalition Officers who achieve a major or minor victory at Leipzig (Any Game Engine).

 

 

Hagelberg von 1813 Medaille

(1813 Hagelberg Medal)

Awarded to Prussian & Allied Coalition Officers who achieve a major or minor victory at Hagelberg (Any Game Engine).

 

Löwenberg von 1813 Medaille

(1813 Löwenberg Medal)

Awarded to Prussian & Allied Coalition Officers who achieve a major or minor victory at Löwenberg (Any Game Engine).

 

 

Dennewitz von 1813 Medaille

(1813 Dennewitz Medal)

Awarded to Prussian & Allied Coalition Officers who achieve a major or minor victory at Dennewitz (Any Game Engine).

 

1813 Kulm Kreuz

(1813 Kulm Cross)

Awarded to Prussian & Allied Coalition Officers who achieve a major or minor victory at Kulm (Any Game Engine).

 

 

Göhrde von 1813 Medaille

(1813 Göhrde Medal)

Awarded to Prussian & Allied Coalition Officers who achieve a major or minor victory at Göhrde (Any Game Engine).

 

 

Wartenburg von 1813 Medaille

(1813 Wartenburg Medal)

Awarded to Prussian & Allied Coalition Officers who achieve a major or minor victory at Wartenburg (Any Game Engine).

 

 

Großbeeren von 1813 Medaille

(1813 Großbeeren Medal)

Awarded to Prussian & Allied Coalition Officers who achieve a major or minor victory at Großbeeren (Any Game Engine).

 

 

Liebertwolkwitz von 1813 Medaille

(1813 Liebertwolkwitz Medal)

Awarded to Prussian & Allied Coalition Officers who achieve a major or minor victory at Liebertwolkwitz (Any Game Engine).

 

 

Möckern von 1813 Medaille

(1813 Möckern Medal)

Awarded to Prussian & Allied Coalition Officers who achieve a major or minor victory at Möckern (Any Game Engine).

 

 

Katzbach von 1813 Medaille

(1813 Katzbach Medal)

Awarded to Prussian & Allied Coalition Officers who achieve a major or minor victory at Katzbach (Any Game Engine).

 

 

Befreiungsorden des Vaterlands 1813 Medaille

(1813 Wars of Liberation Medal)

Awarded to Prussian & Allied Coalition Officers who achieve a major or minor victory at any 1813 Wars of Liberation Battle that does not have its own medal listed (Any Game Engine).

 

 

Jena-Auerstedt von 1806 Medaille

(1806 Jena-Auerstedt Medal)

Awarded to Prussian & Allied Coalition Officers who achieve a major or minor victory at Jena-Auerstedt (Any Game Engine).

 

 

Service Medals:

Königin Luise Orden

(Queen Louise Order)

Awarded to any Armee Officer who captures, kills or wounds Napoleon in scenario of any game. Must provide file & password to the Generalstab to be eligible.

 

 

Eisernes Kreuz zur Fahnenspitze

(Iron Cross of the Flag)

The fahnenspitze will be awarded to those to Prussian Officers who lead their units into battle against the French in a completed sanctioned club game.

It will be awarded without respect to victory or defeat, but in recognition of your veteran status.

 

 

Kriegsdenkmünze für Nichtkämpfer

(War Medal for the Non-Combatant)

The Generalfeldmarschall will present these awards to those to Prussian Officers he deems to have made efforts and exploits off the battlefield and beyond the normal call of duty.

Such contributions will be seen to promote the historical knowledge of the Prussian Armee, encourage greater participation by its officers, enhance their enjoyment in the Armee and in the club.

 

 

Hohenzollern-Ritterorden

(Hohenzollern Knight Order)

Awarded to Prussian Officers for more than outstanding service to the Prussian Armee.

 

 

Hohenzollern-Hausorden

(Hohenzollern House Order)

Awarded to Prussian Officers for outstanding service to the Prussian Armee.

 

 

25. Jahr Medaille

(25 Year Medal)

Awarded to Prussian Officers for 5 year of service to the Prussian Armee.

 

 

20. Jahr Medaille

(20 Year Medal)

Awarded to Prussian Officers for 1 year of service to the Prussian Armee.

 

 

Landwehr Medaille

(Militia Medal)

Awarded to Prussian Officers for completing a training game.

 

 

Rotes Kreuz Medaille 1. Klasse

(Red Cross Medal 1st Class)

Awarded to Prussian Officers for more than 25 defeats.

 

 

Rotes Kreuz Medaille 2. Klasse

(Red Cross Medal 2nd Class)

Awarded to Prussian Officers for more than 10 defeats.

 

 

(The following Service Medals are eligible for issuance to all officers of the Allied Coalition who meet the requirements. Officers should contact their respective Army Commanders for applying for these medals.)

Allgemeine Verdienstmedaille

(General Service Medal)

The Prussian Army will recognize those officers of its Allies who likewise contribute to the growth of knowledge and enjoyment of club members through various means such as articles, modules, running tournaments and so forth.

The Generalfeldmarschall will select such worthy candidates from candidates suggested by other Allied Commanding Officers or by a selection of the Generalfeldmarschall's own choosing.

Such a selection will be seconded by the Generalstaff before affirmation of the award can be made.

Winners will receive the Allgemeine Verdienstmedaille or General Service Medal .

Only 1 such award per year will be made.

The Allgemeine Verdienstmedaille was originally a civilian (non-military) award, hence the requirement for contributions off the battlefield.

 

 

Return to Previous Page

Site Designed & Maintained by Scott Ludwig & Walt Moehle (Coalition Army Webmasters)

© 2004-present

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Last Updated: March 28, 2016 11:02 AM