1759 - Reich and Austrian invasion of Saxony – Austrian Army OOB November

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Description

In November 1759, several Austrian armies, corps and detachments were deployed in Saxony.

Main Army under Field Marshal Count Daun

Field Marshal Count Daun’s main army counted 43,242 regular foot, 11,047 line cavalry, 2,745 Grenzer light troops and 2,279 hussars for a total of approx. 59,300 men.

First Line (23 bns, 26 sqns and 9 elite cavalry coys)

Second Line (22 bns, 25 sqns and 8 elite cavalry coys)

Reserve Corps (60 grenadier coys in 10 converged bns, 14 bns, 17 sqns, 2 elite cavalry coys) under FZM Baron Sincère

Artillery (295 pieces, including 71 pieces in the artillery park)

  • 186 x 3-pdr guns
  • 49 x 6-pdr guns
  • 32 x 12-pdr guns
  • 22 x 7-pdr howitzers
  • 4 x Russian Shuvalov howitzers gift received on October 15
  • 2 x Russian 24-pdr unicorns gift received on October 15

Detachment under Major-General Vecsay

Detachment under Major-General Emmerich Esterházy

Detachment under Major-General Brentano (6 bns, 5 grenadier coys, 1,430 light troops, 11 sqns)

Detachment under Colonel Bosfort

Corps of FML Baron Beck

FML Baron Beck was at the head of a corps consisting of 1,600 regular foot, 5,800 Grenzer light troops, 1,340 line cavalry and 1,240 hussars, for a total of approx. 10,000 men.

Infantry (3 bns and 5,800 Grenzer light troops)

Cavalry (20 sqns)

Artillery (8 pieces excluding battalion guns)

  • 2 x 6-pdr guns
  • 4 x 12-pdr guns
  • 2 x 7-pdr howitzers

Corps of FZM Count Harsch

FZM Count Harsch was at the head of a corps consisting of 9,000 regular foot, 4,000 Grenzer light troops, 2,770 line cavalry and 1,470 hussars and uhlans, for a total of approx. 17,000 men.

Infantry (15 bns, 16 grenadier coys and 4,000 Grenzer light troops)

Cavalry (32 sqns)

Artillery (22 pieces excluding battalion guns)

  • 8 x 6-pdr guns
  • 10 x 12-pdr guns
  • 4 x 7-pdr howitzers

Corps of FZM Count Maquire

FZM Count Maquire was at the head of a corps consisting of 5,000 regular foot, 2,600 Grenzer light troops, 2,000 line cavalry and 1,800 hussars, for a total of approx. 11,400 men. This corps served with the Reichsarmee.

Infantry (8 bns, 10 grenadier coys and 2,600 Grenzer light troops)

Cavalry (20 line cavalry sqns, 3 elite cavalry coys, 20 hussar sqns)

Artillery (2 pieces excluding battalion guns)

  • 2 x 6-pdr guns

Corps of FML Baron Loudon

FML Baron Loudon was at the head of a corps consisting of approx. 25,000 men. This corps served with the Russian Army in Silesia.

Infantry (23 bns, 22 grenadier coys and 3,000 Grenzer light troops)

Cavalry (47 line cavalry sqns, 8 elite cavalry coys, 12 hussar sqns)

Artillery (70 pieces, including battalion guns)

  • 54 x 3-pdr guns
  • 6 x 6-pdr guns
  • 2 x 12-pdr guns
  • 6 x 24-pdr guns
  • 2 x 7-pdr howitzers

In Moravia and Austrian Silesia

Toscana Infantry (2 bns, 4 grenadier coys)
unidentified garrison units unit (5 bns) in Olmütz
unidentified Grenzer unit (3,400 men)
Karlstädter Grenz-Hussars and Banalisten Grenz-Hussars (500 men)

References

Grosser Generalstab Kriegsgeschichtliche Abteilung II: Die Kriege Friedrichs des Grossen, Part 3 Der siebenjährige Krieg 1756-1763, Vol. 11 Minden und Maxen, Berlin, 1912, Anlage 10