# 1756 - Prussian operations in Eastern Bohemia – Austrian OOB Piccolomini 2

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## Description

From September 15 to October 24 1756, Feldzeugmeister Piccolomini gradually concentrated his small Austrian army at Königgrätz (present-day Hradec Králové) in Bohemia.

Troops arriving on September 15

- Moltke (2 bns + 2 gren. coys for a total of 1,725 men)
- Leopold Daun (2 bns + 2 gren. coys for a total of 1,757 men)
- Arenberg (2 bns + 2 gren. coys for a total of 1,694 men)
- Batthyányi Dragoons
_{(1)}(6 sqns for a total of 552 men) - Kolowrat-Krakowski Dragoons
_{(1)}(6 sqns for a total of 576 men) - Festetics Hussars (2 sqns)

(1) *The horse grenadier companies of these regiments were with the Austrian Main Army at Lobositz*

Troops arriving on September 16

- Marschall (2 bns +1 gren. coy for a total of 1,620 men)
- Erzherzog Carl (2 bns + 2 gren. coys for a total of 1,517 men)
- Botta (2 bns + 2 gren. coys for a total of 1,660 men)
- Piccolomini (2 bns + 2 gren. coys for a total of 1,715 men)
- Neipperg (2 bns + 2 gren. coys for a total of 1,627 men)
- Gaisruck (2 bns + 2 gren. coys for a total of 1,600 men)
- Sincère (1 bn + 1 gren. coy for a total of 930 men)
- Haller (1 bn + 1 gren. coy for a total of 985 men)
- Artillery
- 20 battalion guns
- 4 howitzers

Troops arriving on September 17

- Artillery
- 10 battalion guns

Troops arriving on September 19

- Prinz Savoyen Dragoons (6 sqns + 1 horse gren. coy for a total of 686 men)
- Birkenfeld Cuirassiers (6 sqns + 1 carabinier coy for a total of 712 men)
- Lucchesi Cuirassiers (6 sqns + 1 carabinier coy for a total of 667 men)
- Radicati Cuirassiers (6 sqns + 1 carabinier coy for a total of 696 men)
- Warasdiner-Creutzer Grenzer
_{(2)}(1 bn + 1 gren. coy for a total of about 934 men) - Warasdiner-Sankt Georger Grenzer
_{(2)}(1 bn + 1 gren. coy for a total of about 934 men)

(2) *one of these two units arrived on September 19, the other on September 20*

Troops arriving on September 20

- Artillery
- 24 battalion guns
- 8 x 6-pdr guns
- 4 x 12-pdr guns

Troops arriving on September 26

- Splényi Hussars (2 ½ sqns for a total of 210 men)

Troops arriving on September 27

- Festetics Hussars (½ sqns bringing the total to 2½ sqns or 392 men)

Troops arriving on September 28

- Bethlen (2 bns + 2 gren. coys for a total of 1,354 men)

Troops arriving on September 30

- Erzherzog Leopold Cuirassiers (6 sqns + 1 carabinier coy for a total of 675 men)

Troops arriving on October 2

- Porporati Dragoons (6 sqns + 1 horse gren. coy)
- Sachsen-Gotha Dragoons (6 sqns + 1 horse gren. coy)
- Slavonisch-Brooder Grenzer
_{(3)}(1 bn + 1 gren. coy) - Slavonisch-Gradiskaner Grenzer
_{(3)}(1 bn + 1 gren. coy) - Slavonisch-Peterwardeiner Grenzer
_{(3)}(1 bn + 1 gren. coy) - 20 pontoons

(3) *one of these three units arrived on October 2, another on October 7 and the last one on October 11*

Troops leaving the camp on October 12

Troops arriving on October 14

- Sincère (1 bn + 1 gren. coy)
- Haller (1 bn + 1 gren. coy)
- Infant von Portugal Cuirassiers (6 sqns + 1 carabinier coy)

Troops leaving the camp on October 14

- Lucchesi Cuirassiers (6 sqns + 1 carabinier coy)

Troops arriving on October 23

- Nádasdy Hussars (½ sqns)

Troops arriving on October 24

- Deutschmeister (2 bns + 2 gren. coys)
- Warasdiner Grenz-Hussars (½ sqns)
- 20 pontoons

## References

Großer Generalstab, *Die Kriege Friedrichs des Großen. Dritter Teil: Der Siebenjährige Krieg 1756–1763*, Vol. 5, Kriegsgeschichtliche Abteilung II, Berlin, 1901-1914, Anhang 27-28, pp. 342-343