1758 - Allied campaign in West Germany - French 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

French Camp at Rheinberg - June 2 to 12

After the crossing of the Rhine by Ferdinand's Army on June 1, Clermont concentrated most of his army (86 battalions and 109 squadrons) in a camp near Rheinberg where he remained from June 2 to 12. The various units of the army were seriously depleted. Most infantry battalions counted between 200 and 430 men at best. The cavalry was short of horses, having an average of 114 horses per squadron. In this camp, Clermont's Army was deployed as follows (listed from right to left):

First Line Second Line
Right Wing Cavalry under [[Armentières, Louis de Conflans, Marquis d'|d'Armentières Right Wing Cavalry under Armentières
Left Wing Cavalry under Brissac
(also placed on the right)
Left Wing Cavalry under Brissac
(also placed on the right)
Infantry Centre under Contades Infantry Centre under Contades

Clermont also had the following troops in reserve:

Other French units in Germany - Beginning of June

References

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