1759 - Prussian incursion in Franconia – Austro-Imperial Army OOB May

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Description

At the beginning of May 1759, a large Austro-Imperial army was posted in Franconia and on the Bohemian frontier.

Commander-in-Chief: Field Marshal Prince Friedrich von Zweibrücken

Main Army

Summary: 39 bns, 38 grenadier coys, 47 sqns, 5 elite cavalry coys)

Troops belonging to the Reichsarmee (23 bns, 23 grenadier coys, 22 sqns)

Austrian Troops (14 bns, 15 grenadier coys, 25 sqns, 5 elite cavalry coys)

Detached Corps

Corps of FML Count Maquire near Asch (present-day Aš/CZ) (9 bns, 5 grenadier coy, 10 sqns, 1 elite cavalry coy, 600 picked troopers)

  • Infantry (9 bns, 5 grenadier coy)
    • Austrian Gyulay (1 bn and 1 grenadier coy)
    • Austrian Marschall (1 bn and 1 grenadier coy)
    • Austrian Salm (1 bn and 1 grenadier coy)
    • Imperial Kurmainz (4 bns and 2 grenadier coys)
    • Imperial Kurtrier (2 bns)
  • Cavalry (10 sqns, 1 elite cavalry coy, 600 picked troopers)

Corps of FML von Pálffy near Pirk and Hof (9 sqns, ??? light troops)

Corps of Major-General von Ried near Lichtenberg and Nordhalben (5 sqns, ??? light troops)

Corps of Major-General von Vecsay between Taun and Bischofsheim (5 sqns, 400 light troops)

  • Cavalry (5 sqns)
  • Grenzer light troops
    • unidentified units (400 men)

In Erfurt and Kronach (4 bns)

In Plassenburg and Königshofen (800 picked Imperial troops)

N.B.: overall there were 2,000 Grenzer light troops attached to the Austro-Imperial army

References

Grosser Generalstab Kriegsgeschichtliche Abteilung II: Die Kriege Friedrichs des Grossen, Part 3 Der siebenjährige Krieg 1756-1763, Vol. 9 Bergen, Berlin, 1911, Anlage 8