I would first like to specially recognize the twelve officers who led the Grande Armée’s advance into the 2nd Round of the MOE II Tournament: Maréchal John Mitchell and Colonel Tony Bovo (IC); Lieutenant Paul Pratt (IIC); GdDv. Gabriel Rodriguez, Colonel Gregor Morgan, Colonel Ghislain Krygier and Colonel David Guegan (IIIC); GdDv. Bill Peterson, Chef d’Escadron Ramiro Mattin Perez, Capitaine Teodor Papatheodorou and Capitaine Glyn Hargreaves (I Res Cav); Maréchal M. Francisco Palomo (HQ). The AdN’s contingent, with representatives from each of the army’s corps, accounts for over one-third of the contestants in the 2nd Round of the Tournament and exemplifies l’Armée du Nord’s élan.
On a separate note, the chivalry of le Comte de Besançon, GdDv. Peterson, also deserves special recognition. The second spot in GdBg. Peterson’s MOEII bracket came down to the resolution of an extensive series of “tie-breakers” between le Comte de Besançon and the equally chivalrous Colonel Baron Richard Barrett of the Vth Corps, AdR. MG Sir Muddy Jones, the MOEII organizer, was deeply appreciative of the decorous and honorable manner in which both officers co-operated with him to resolve these tiebreakers, exemplifying the best in honorable competition.
The continued expansion of the IIème Corps d' Armee under the steady leadership of the Comte de Suchet, GdeDv. Jensen, and Col. Tom Simmons led to the activation of the 7ème Division d'Infanterie in September '02 under the command of Colonel W. Schulze.
IC: 28 (Estimated).
IIIC: 25 (Estimated).
I Res Cav: 23.
Total Armee du Nord: 109 (Estimated).
Officers enlisted since the last report and currently in training:
IC: Sous Lts. Rautanen and Davis.
IIC: Sous-Lts. Snyder and Driscoll.
IIIC: Sous -Lts. Bastin, Nelson, Robinson, Ralf S. & Losada.
ICav: Sous-Lts. Hendrickson, Ostojic and Worland.
Officers re-activated from Reserve/transferred from AdR:
IC – Colonel Sloan & LtC Walenczykowski.
IIC - Capitaine La Nero has returned from the Reserve and assumed command of the 4ème Ligne, 2ème Brigade, 7ème Division d'Infanterie.
IIIC – None
ICav - Capitaine Richard Davies has returned from the Reserve and assumed command of the 1er Carabiniers, 1ère Brigade, 1ère Division de Cuirassiers.
Lieutenant Robert Burns transferred from l’Armée du Rhin and takes command of the 2ème Carabiniers.
Général de Division Juan Ríos, Comte de Nice, has been promoted to command of la Brigade Lourde, Cavalerie de la Moyenne Garde.
The following officers were recognized for their distinguished contributions since the last Gazette:
Maréchal M. Francisco Palomo, Comte de Marseille, Duc d'Abrantes, was awarded the Order of Napoleon as the longest serving CoA in the history of the Grande Armée.
General Hector Lopez received a further laurel to his Croix de la Valeur Militaire
in recognition of his achievements in amassing the highest VP total in the Grande Armée.
Major Cuddy received the Croix de La Valeur Militaire for his remarkable effort in MOE I. Specifically, Major Cuddy was the only officer commanding the French in the infamous Taratinova scenario that succeeded in breaking through the encircling Russian forces.
Colonel Y. Lamézec, Comte de Metz, is recommended for a further laurel to his
Ordre de La Coronne du Fer for his distinguished work maintaining the home page
for the 2ème Division de Cavalerie Légère and its many features, such as the monthly Napoleonic quiz.
Lt. Yu received the Medaille Frejus for his maneuver games.
GdBg. Gabriel Rodriguez received the Légion d'Honneur for his glorious, distinguished service in the vanguard of L’Empereur’s forces. The latest in a distinguished line of accomplishments were his three, consecutive victories in the 1st Round of the MOE II Tournament, close upon the heels of his advancement to the semi-finals of the inaugural MOE Tournament.
Lt.-Col Jean Tessier received a further laurel to his Ordre de la Couronne de Fer
for his tireless efforts in organizing and game-mastering a 20-player CE:Sacile match.
GdDv. Peterson, Comte de Besançon, received a further laurel to his Ordre de la Couronne de Fer for his chivalrous comportment in the MOEII Tournament.
Mssr. Hector Lopez has been promoted to General.
Mssr. Douglas has been promoted to Colonel.
Mssr. James Kees has been promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.
Mssr. Philip Gooley has been promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.
Mssr. LeBeau completed training and was promoted to Lieutenant.
Colonel W. Schulze was appointed to command 7ème Dv. d'Infanterie.
Chef d’Escadron Earls was appointed to command 1ère Bg/2eme DCL.
Capt. Kimball was appointed to command 2ème Bg/2ème DCL.
Mssr. Drew Stone has been promoted to Général de Brigade.
Mssr. P. Chavis has been promoted to Général de Brigade.
Mssr. T. Simmons has been promoted to Général de Brigade.
Mssr. Conlan has been promoted to Lt.-Colonel.
Mssr. Paul Vinnos has been promoted to Capitaine.
Mssr. G. Millard has been promoted to Capitaine.
Mssr. J. Yin has been promoted to Capitaine.
GdBg. Malone has been appointed to command the 2ème Bg/10ème Div. d'Infanterie.
GdBg. Gabriel Rodriguez has been promoted to Général de Division.
Mssr. Thayer, Comte de Vienne, has been promoted to Général.
Mssr. Dodge has been promoted to Colonel.
Mssr. Guegan has been promoted to Colonel.
Mssr. Oakford has been promoted to Colonel.
Mssr. Herrington has been promoted to Capitaine.
Mssr. Kerwin completed training and has been promoted to Lieutenant.
Mssr. Six completed training and has been promoted to Lieutenant.
Mssr. Bill Peterson has been promoted to Général de Division.
Mssr. Malcolm Cumberlidge has been promoted to Colonel.
Mssr. Teodor Papatheodorou has been promoted to Capitaine.
Mssr. Dean Beecham has been promoted to Capitaine.
Maréchal M. Francisco Palomo
Comte de Marseille
CoA - Armee du Nord
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