(1806 - 1813)
Written by Mislav Miholek
In his satellite Kingdom of Italy, Napoleon organized its army similar to the French Army. In Dalmatia and Istria these units were organized as part of the Italian Royal Army;
- 4 Dalmatian Battalions (in 1808, from these 4 battalion, Royal Dalmatian Regiment was formed)
- Istrian Rifle Battalion (later became battalion of 3rd Italian Light Infantry Regiment)
- Albanian Pandur Battalion (Pandurs were local raised militiamen)
- Dalmatian Pandur Battalion
In 1809, when Dalmatia and Istria became part of the Illyrian Provinces, Royal Dalmatian Regiment and Istrian Rifle Battalion stayed in Italian Army, only Dalmatian Pandur Battalion came under the command of General Marmont. Later Dalmatian Pandur Regiment was formed.
In France, when the French Army left, National Guard troops were organized for local defense tasks. First units in Croatian areas were raised in Dubrovnik by General Lauriston in 1806. These units fought against Russians and Montenegrins. In 1809, General Marmont has raised 4 battalions of the National Guard;
- National Guard Battalion in Zadar
- 2 National Guard Battalions in Dubrovnik
- National Guard Battalion in Kotor
- Hrvatski vojnik, broj 67 i 72, Vladimir Brnardić, Odore hrvatskih vojnika u Napoleonovoj vojsci (I. i VI. dio)
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