1758 - Allied campaign in West Germany - Allied Army OOB June

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Introduction

This text is a reproduction of tables published by Christian Rogge in "The French & Allied Armies in Germany during the Seven Years War"

Description

Allied order of battle at Rheinberg - June 12

Commander-in-chief: Ferdinand of Brunswick

Summary: 32 battalions (including one grenadier battalion) and 51 squadrons

  • First Column under Ferdinand of Brunswick assisted by lieutenant-generals Erbprinz, Oberg and Wutginau, advancing towards Saalhof
    • First Vanguard (560 men)
      • Hussars (100 men)
      • Infantry (2 piquets of 150 men each)
      • Cavalry (2 piquets of 80 men each)
    • Second Vanguard under major-general von Fürstenberg (5 bns)
    • Main body (22 sqns and 16 bns) unspecified units
    • Artillery unspecified number of pieces
  • Second Column under lieutenant-general von Spörcken, advancing towards the Leucht height to the south of Alpen
    • First Vanguard (200 volunteers)
    • Second Vanguard under colonel Linstrow
      • Converged Grenadiers (8 coys for a total of 400 men) under major Stockhausen
      • Linstrow (1 bn)
    • Main Body (7 bns)
      • general von Spörcken's Brigade (3 bns)
      • major-general von Hardenberg (4 bns)
    • Cavalry under major-general von Zepelin and major-general von Grothaus
    • Artillery (7 pieces)
      • 4 x 12-pdrs guns
      • 3 mortars
  • Third Column under lieutenant-general prince von Holstein

References

Rogge, Christian, The French & Allied Armies in Germany during the Seven Years War, Frankfurt, 2006