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> Vânători regiment training and recruitment, was it special?
Pablo287
Posted: September 10, 2013 04:25 am
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I have a few questions about the Vânători regiments in 1916. Did they have a special recruitment? Also, did they receive any special training that would have set them apart, or perhaps make them more capable than regular infantry?

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Posted: September 25, 2013 03:58 am
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Wow...nobody? Looking back through the discussions here there seems have been a lot of knowledge on the forum in the past. Too bad.

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Posted: September 25, 2013 12:36 pm
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Don't know about recruitment, but I saw a few mountain terrain training pictures from 1916/17 in the book ”Regina Maria și Vânătorii de Munte - Nicolae Petrescu”, so I guess they had special mountain warfare training. Unfortunately I don't have the book by be now, so I can't give you more details. :)

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Posted: September 25, 2013 01:32 pm
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Pablo is not referring to the mountain troops (vanatori de munte), but the initial vanatori units. The difference between the vanatori and the regular infantry consisted mainly in the better selection of the recruits and more rigorous training. However, in 1916, the vanatori regiments were in fact the prewar vanatori battalions that had been pumped up to create a two battalions regiment. The quality of the "fillings" was obviously not at the same level as that of the initial battalion.
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Posted: September 25, 2013 02:33 pm
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QUOTE (Victor @ September 25, 2013 01:32 pm)
The difference between the vanatori and the regular infantry consisted mainly in the better selection of the recruits and more rigorous training.

... also more light infantry equipment.

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Posted: September 25, 2013 05:39 pm
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QUOTE (Victor @ September 25, 2013 02:32 pm)
Pablo is not referring to the mountain troops (vanatori de munte), but the initial vanatori units.

You are right Victor, I stand corrected! :)
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