1757 - Austrian invasion of Silesia – Austrian OOB August 31

From Project Seven Years War
Jump to: navigation, search

Hierarchical Path: Seven Years War (Main Page) >> Campaigns >> 1757 - Austrian invasion of Silesia >> Order of battle of the main Austrian army on August 31 1757

Description

Order of battle of the main Austrian army on August 31 1757 (number of men fit for duty).

Summary: 119 bns, 102 grenadier coys, 242 sqns, artillery and pontoniers for a grand total of 112,380 men

  • German Infantry: 52 rgts (84 bns and 88 grenadier coys) for a total of 64,797 men
  • Grenzer Infantry: 35 bns and 14 grenadier coys for a total of 16,514 men
  • German Cavalry: 16 cuirassier rgts and 11 dragoon rgts for a total of 17,220 men in 175 sqns
  • Saxon Cavalry: 4 rgts (15 sqns) for a total of 2,133 men
  • Hussars: 8 rgts (42 sqns) for a total of 4,626 men
  • Grenzer Hussars: 10 sqns for a total of 1,282 men
  • Artillery: 5,642 men
  • Pontoniers: 166 men

These figures include Nádasdy's Corps which consisted of:

  • German Infantry: 5 bns and 10 grenadier coys
  • Regular Cavalry: 26 sqns
  • Hussars: 7 rgts (36 sqns)
  • Grenzer Infantry: 13 bns and 13 grenadier coys
  • Grenzer Hussars: 16 sqns (but the total is supposed to be 10 sqns)

References

Grosser Generalstab Kriegsgeschichtliche Abteilung II: Die Kriege Friedrichs des Grossen, Part 3 Der siebenjährige Krieg 1756-1763, Vol. 4 Groß-Jägersdorf und Breslau, Berlin, 1902, Appendix 10