Central European Napoleonic Society (C.E.N.S.) established

On January 18th 2003, at the Municipal Office in Tvarožná, representatives of military history clubs from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Austria joined in the C.E.N.S. preparatory committee established a non-profit, multinational organization, the Central European Napoleonic Society. This organization supports the values of the modern European re-enactment, and will follow up on basic values in the area of training, gear, and weaponry developed and currently represented by European Napoleonic Society (E.N.S.). A large majority of founding members have belonged to E.N.S., or else they currently cooperate with it or have done so in the past. C.E.N.S. is ready to accept other military history clubs which would respect its rules and are sincerely interested in joining. C.E.N.S. currently brings together over 500 uniformed soldiers, who are organized in three basic military structures. The French are represented by the newly established by a demi-brigade, and the Allies are represented by the ‘k. k. Italienarmee’ and the ‘Allierte Brigade’. The statutes were adopted, and the management was appointed. Ivan Vystrčil, the vice-president of the Project Austerlitz 2005, was elected the first president of C.E.N.S. Other committee members are Petr Láznička, Kamil Maděra, Ondřej Tupý, and Romain Baulesch. The new Society is one of the largest of its kind in Europe. We are pleased that the Project Austerlitz 2005 has acquired a solid, stable partner in this institution. The founding units are:


  • Régiment de Grenadiers à pied de la Garde Impériale (La Garde Impériale d´Austerlitz)
  • Régiment de Fusilier-Grenadiers à pied de la Garde Impériale
  • 2e Equipage du Bataillon des Marins de la Garde Impériale
  • Régiment de Chasseurs à cheval de la Garde Impériale
  • 8e Régiment d’infanterie de ligne
  • 18e Régiment d’infanterie de ligne
  • 30e Régiment d’infanterie de ligne
  • 57e Régiment d’infanterie de ligne
  • 5e Régiment d’artillerie à pied
  • 6e Régiment d’artillerie à pied
  • Batterie de Santon
  • Ambulance du servis de santé


Allierte Brigade

  • k. k. Linien-Infanterie-Regiment Kaunitz-Rietberg Nr. 20, Grenadier-Division

  • k. k. Linien-Infanterie-Regiment Wenzel Colloredo Nr. 56, Grenadier-Division
  • k. k. Linien-Infanterie-Regiment Kaunitz-Rietberg Nr. 20, Leib-Bataillon

  • Imperial Russian Apsheron Musketeer Regiment
  • Imperial Russian 4th Artillery Regiment, Battery Dimitri Donskoi
  • k. k. Jäger-Bataillon Lutz Nr. 1, 2e Zug
  • Imperial Russian Cossac Sotnia of Lt. Uvarov

k. k. Italienarmee

  • k. k. Linien-Infanterie-Regiment Hiller, Grenadier-Division
  • k. k. Linien-Infanterie-Regimenr Kolowrat Nr. 36, Fusilier-Batallion & Regiments-Kapelle
  • k. k. Leichtes-Infanterie-Battalion Rubenitz Nr. 12
  • k. k. Jäger-Bataillon Lutz Nr. 1, 1e Zug
  • k. k. Feld-Artillerie-Regiment Nr. 4, Batterie Colloredo-Mansfeld

  • k. k. Feld-Artillerie-Regiment Nr. 4, Batterie Würzburg

k. k. Moravian Brigade

  • k. k. Linien-Infanterie-Regiment Kaiser Nr. 1, Grenadier-Division
  • Batterie Austerlitz
  • Batterie Sloup