L'Armée du Nord remains in the vanguard of l'Empereur's forces, with all four Corps actively engaged in the field of battle. Moreover, several officers have stepped forward to improve the Army's communications by enhancing the existing web pages or creating new ones. The most recent addition is the new 10ème Division d'Infanterie site created by Col. Morgan at:
It should be noted that the current address for the headquarters of the IIème Corps d'Armée is:
Additionally, while the headquarters of the Ier Corps de Réserve de Cavalerie (Vae Victis!) undergo renovation to repair damages purportedly sustained during a victory celebration instigated by Col. Peterson [a scurrilous rumor, scarcely to be dignified in print! ed.], occasional closings of the front door on the Armée du Nord site can be circumvented by using the temporary entrance at:
It is my sincere pleasure to announce that, as of February, 2002, le Duc de Rivoli, commander of His Imperial Majesty's Ier Corps d'Armée, has reached the pinnacle of a splendid career and may now wield the baton of a Maréchal de France. Throughout his long and distinguished career he has been in the forefront of l'Empereur's defenders, having fought with distinction in every theater of war. In recognition of his efforts on the field of glory, he has been admitted to l'Empereur's Vieille Garde and is now commander of the 1er Régiment de Grenadiers à Pied. He has been equally devoted to the welfare of his men, distinguishing himself as an active commander at every stage of his rise through the ranks of the Ier Corps to his present position. As noted below, in recognition of his many contributions to the development and growth of La Grande Armée I am recommending that Maréchal John Mitchell be awarded La Légion d'Honneur.
Gen. Davis of the Ier Corps de Réserve de Cavalerie was last seen gloriously charging at the head of his headquarters troop, but, alas, has not been heard from since and is feared lost on the field of glory. I am therefore appointing Général de Division Juan A. Ríos as commander of the I Cav, and Col. William Peterson will assume the post of Chef d'Etat-Major. For the moment, Col. Peterson will retain command of the 1ère Division de Cuirassiers, but I expect that a new, full-time commander of the 1ère Dv. will be appointed shortly.
The IIème and IIIème Corps d'Armée are now the largest corps in l'Armée du Nord. The IIIème Corps notably benefitted by the transfer of S-Lt. Lennex from l'Armée du Rhin and the defection of Lt. Carter from l'Armée Royale de Prusse. Aside from the high level of participation by the rank and file, special mention should be made of the excellent headquarters maintained by the 10ème and 11ème Divisions and the newly revised headquarters of the IIème Corps noted above.
I Res Cav: 17
IC: Sous-Lt. Jim Owczarski
IIC: Sous-Lt. Chimo
IIIC: S-Lts. Lennex, DeFranco, and Carter
ICav: Sous-Lts. Vicente, Papatheodorou, Campderros and Kerr
IIC - Lt. McParland
I Cav - Lt-Col. Ricardo Esteller, Col. Al Amos, Lt. Michele Patuelli, S-Lt. Don North and S-Lt. Cliff Seeney. Capt. Douglas Hocking has left the army of Braunschweig-Oels and offered the service of his sabre to l'Empereur in the 2ème Régiment de Cuirassiers.
Special mention should be made of the following officers for their distinguished contributions during the preceding month:
Gen. Palomo received the Military Star for his Major Victory in a multi-player engagement of NIR: Kutusove Turns to Fight.
Maréchal Mitchell received La Légion d'Honneur.
LtC. Douglas received l'Ordre de la Couronne de Fer for his outstanding work training new officers.
Lt. Walenczykowski received l'Ordre de la Couronne de Fer for his work on the Corps web site.
Capt. Kees received la Médaille Militaire for his first Major Victory.
LtC. Yann Lamezec received l'Ordre de la Couronne de Fer for his work on a web site for the 2ème Division de Cavalerie Légère.
Colonel Chavis received la Médaille Militaire for his first Major Victory.
GdB D. Stone received la Médaille Militaire for his first Major Victory.
GdD Aymonier-Ameline received the Légion d'Honneur in recognition of both his distinguished record on the fields of glory and his leadership of and contributions to the development of the IIIème Corps d'Armée.
LtC. Malone received la Croix de la Valeur Militaire for his recent Major Victory.
GdB Thayer received la Croix de la Valeur Militaire in light of the fact that he is currently engaged in seven major battles, all of which are in excess of 25 turns.
Col. Morgan received l'Order de la Couronne de Fer for his superb 10ème Division web page.
LtC. Worthington received l'Ordre de la Couronne de Fer both for his outstanding efforts training new officers and for his distinguished work as the Corps' Chef d'Etat-Major.
Capt. Dodge received la Médaille Militaire for his first Major Victory.
Col. Peterson received la Croix de la Valeur Militaire in January for his distinguished service on the field of battle, including his advancement to the 3rd (and subsequently 4th) Round of the MOE Tournament and two recent Major Victories. He also received the Military Star for achieving a Major Victory in a multi-player engagement of NIR: Kutusov Turns to Fight. In February Col. Peterson was awarded the Légion d'Honneur for his singular contributions to the entire NWC as Editor of the Newsletter, his distinguished conduct on the field of battle and his sterling leadership of the 1ère Division de Cuirassiers.
GdB Baron Juan A. Ríos received the St. Helena Medal for his distinguished service as Chef d'Etat-Major of the I Cav.
Col. Amos received l'Ordre de la Couronne de Fer for his outstanding work developing new, alternative scenarios and orders of battle for Campaign Eckmuhl.
IC: Lt. Nikola Pajvancic, Lt. Mark Hodgkinson, Major Chris Mathews, Sous-Lt. James Norton.
IIC: Sous-Lt. Chimo (Did not report for training).
I Cav: Gen. Todd Davis, Lt. Simon, Lt. Balough, S-Lt. Philip White (Did not report for training).
Général M. Francisco Palomo
Comte de Marseille
CoA - Armee du Nord
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