1702 – Allied offensive in the Low Countries – Allied OOB December

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Description

State of Dutch, British and Allied troops (as of 21 December 1702) in garrison in places of the Low Countries.

Commander-in-Chief: Earl of Marlborough

Summary: 178 bns, 222 sqns

The reconciliation of all units with the proper regiments of each nation is not yet completed.
The nationality of regiments not yet identified is indicated as “???”
  • in Liège (12 bns, 12 sqns)
  • in Maastricht (11 bns, 14 sqns)
    • Danish Livgarden til Fods (1 bn)
    • Dutch Holstein-Ploen (1 bn)
    • Mecklenburg Schwerin Prinz von Mecklenburg Schwerin (1 bn)
    • Dutch Prince A. F. von Brandenburg (1 bn)
    • Dutch Holstein-Beck (1 bn)
    • Dutch van Amelisweerd (1 bn)
    • Dutch Gardes de Frise (2 bns)
    • Palatine Venningen (1 bn)
    • Münsterer Landsbergen (1 bn)
    • Münsterer Nagel (1 bn)
    • Dutch Dopf Dragoons (4 sqns)
    • Dutch Karabinier (4 sqns) aka Albermarle
    • Palatine Schellart Cavalry (2 sqns)
    • Danish Livgarden til Hest (2 sqns)
    • Danish 3rd Jyske Cuirassiers (2 sqns) aka Brockdorff
  • in Maaseick (1 bn)
  • in Viset (1 bn)
  • in Stevensweert (1 bn)
  • in Roermond (4 bns, 8 sqns)
    • Dutch Fagel (1 bn)
    • ??? Gardes rouges (2 bns)
    • Anspach-Bayreuth Seckendorff (1 bn)
    • Dutch Wurttemberg Cavalry (2 sqns)
    • Dutch Tilly Cavalry (2 sqns)
    • Dutch Obdam Cavalry (2 sqns)
    • Dutch Rochford Cavalry (2 sqns)
  • in Velo (4 bns, 4 sqns)
    • Danish Fynske (1 bn)
    • Dutch van der Beke (1 bn)
    • Dutch Reynhard (1 bn)
    • Dutch Chambrier (1 bn) Swiss
    • Dutch Rhoo Cavalry (2 sqns)
    • Dutch Cralingen Cavalry (1 sqn)
    • Dutch Tengnagel Cavalry (1 sqn)
  • in Grave (2 bns, 2 sqns)
  • in Nijmegen (2 bns, 8 sqns)
    • Dutch Heukelom (1 bn)
    • British Barrymore (1 bn)
    • Dutch Eminga Cavalry (2 sqns)
    • ??? Grotstein Cavalry (2 sqns)
    • Danish Dewitz Cavalry (2 sqns)
    • Danish 5th Jyske Cuirassiers (2 sqns) aka Schmettau
  • in Bois-le-Duc (6 bns, 7 sqns)
  • in Heusden (2 bns, 2 sqns)
  • in Worckhum (1 bn)
  • in Gorcum (1 bn, 4 sqns)
  • in Gertruydenberg (2 bns, 1 sqn)
  • in Thiel (1 bn, 4 sqns)
  • in Breda (7bns, 6 sqns)
  • in Ravenstein and Meggen (4 sqns)
    • Dutch de Schlippenbach Dragoons (4 sqns)
  • in Berg-op-Zoom (6 bns, 4 sqns)
    • Dutch Noyelles (1 bn)
    • Dutch Tschamer (2 bns) Swiss
    • Dutch Colyear (1 bn) Scot
    • Dutch Albemarle (1 bn) Swiss
    • ??? Lorran (1 bn)
    • Dutch Schack Cavalry (2 sqns)
    • Dutch Maduran Cavalry (2 sqns)
  • in Steenberghe (1 bn)
  • in Willemstad and Klundert (1 bn)
    • Dutch van Soutelande (1 bn)
  • in Zeeland (2 bns)
    • Dutch van Sparre (1 bn) Marines
    • Dutch Belcastel (1 bn) Huguenot
  • in Flander (20 bns, 2 sqns)
  • in Arnheim (1 bn, 2 sqns)
  • in Zutphen (2 bns, 2 sqns)
  • in Deventer (1 bn, 2 sqns)
  • in Zwell (1 bn, 2 sqns)
  • in Campen (1 bn)
    • Palatine Barbo (1 bn)
  • in Utrecht (1 bn)
  • in The Hague (1 bn, 6 sqns)
  • in Briel (1 bn)
    • Dutch van Swansbel (1 bn) Marines
  • in Hellovoetsluys (1 bn)
  • Dutch Lindtsau (1 bn)
  • in Leewarden (1 sqn)
    • Dutch Gardes te Paard van Zijne Hoogheid (1 sqn)
  • in Groningen (1 bn, 3 sqns)
    • Dutch Losecaat (1 bn)
    • Dutch Hesse-Homburg Cavalry (3 sqns)
  • in Tongres (2 bns, 2 sqns)
    • Dutch Els (1 bn)
    • Dutch Birkenfeld (1 bn)
    • Dutch Chanclos Cavalry (2 sqns)
  • in the Cologne country (9 bns, 20 sqns)
    • Brandenburg-Ansbach Janus von Eberstätt (1 bn)
    • Dutch Wilcke (1 bn)
    • Hanoverian Weyhe (1 bn)
    • Palatine Rehbinder (1 bn)
    • Palatine Nassau-Weilburg (1 bn)
    • Dutch Goor (1 bn)
    • Dutch Welderen (1 bn)
    • Dutch Slangenburg (1 bn)
    • Palatine Barbo (1 bn)
    • Dutch Nassau-Saarbrucken Cavalry (2 sqns)
    • Palatine Nassau-Weilburg Cavalry (2 sqns)
    • Palatine Leiningen-Westerburg Cavalry (2 sqns)
    • Dutch Sachsen-Heilburg Cavalry (2 sqns)
    • Palatine Wiser Cavalry (2 sqns)
    • Hanoverian Göden Cavalry (2 sqns)
    • Dutch Baldwin Cavalry (1 sqn)
    • Hanoverian Schulenburg Dragoons (3 sqns)
    • Dutch de Mattha Dragoons (4 sqns)
  • in Koblenz (3 bns)
  • in Naarden, Muyden and Weesp (2 bns)
    • Dutch Saint-Amant (1 bn)
    • Dutch Dohna-Ferrassieres (1 bn)
  • in Aachen (5 bns, 4 sqns)
    • Dutch van Friesheim (1 bn)
    • Dutch Holstein-Norburg (1 bn)
    • Dutch Albemarle (1 bn) Swiss
    • Dutch Lochmann (1 bn) Swiss
    • Dutch Nassau-Woudenberg (1 bn)
    • Dutch Erbach Cavalry (2 sqns)
    • ??? Hunderstein Cavalry (2 sqns)
  • in Susteren (2 sqns)
  • in Sittard (4 sqns)
    • Anspach-Bayreuth Schmettau Dragoons (4 sqns)

The above listing does not include most of the units of the Palatine, Prussian, Hanoverian, Zeller, Münsterer and Hessian (Hesse-Cassel) contingents.

  • Prussian units (24 bns, 24 sqns)
    • Leib-Regiment (4 bns for a total of 2,000 men)
    • Kronprinzen (2 bns for a total of 1,000 men)
    • Markgraf Christian Ludwig (2 bns)
    • Markgraf Philipp (1 bn)
    • Heyden (2 bns)
    • Anhalt-Zerbst (1 bn)
    • Anhalt (2 bns)
    • Lottum (2 bns)
    • Sydow (2 bns)
    • Horne (1 bn) unidentified unit
    • Alt-Döhnhof (2 bns)
    • Brandt (2 bns)
    • Halbardiers (2 coys for a total of 120 men) unidentified unit
    • Free Company La Cave (1 coy of 150 men)
    • Free Company Jung-Heyden (1 coy of 150 men)
    • Unidentified free company (1 coy of 150 men)
    • Gens d'Armes (1 sqn of 200 horse)
    • Grands Mousquetaires (1 sqn of 200 horse)
    • Heiden Horse (4 sqns for a total of 600 horse) aka Markgraf Philipp Horse
    • Du Hamel Horse (4 sqns for a total of 480 horse)
    • Berfus Horse (4 sqns for a total of 600 horse) unidentified unit
    • Ansbach Dragoons (4 sqns for a total of 400 horse)
    • Leib-Regiment Dragoner ( 4 sqns for a total of 480 men)
    • Sonsfeld Dragoons (2 sqns for a total of 300 men)
  • Palatine units (13 bns, 31 sqns)
  • Celler units (6 bns, 7 sqns)
  • Hanoverian units (6 bns, 16 sqns)
    • Gardes (2 bns for a total of 1,260 men)
    • d'Herleville (1 bn for a total of 630 men)
    • Gohr (1 bn for a total of 630 men)
    • Hülsen (1 bn for a total of 630 men)
    • Schlegel (1 bn for a total of 630 men)
    • Gardes du Corps (1 mounted coy of 180 men)
    • Régiment du Duc Cavalry (3 sqns for a total of 360 men) unidentified unit
    • Voigt Cavalry (3 sqns for a total of 360 men)
    • Bülow Dragoons (3 sqns for a total of 360 men)
    • Noyelle Cavalry (3 sqns for a total of 360 men)
    • De Linde Cavalry (3 sqns for a total of 360 men) unidentified unit
  • Hessian (Hesse-Cassel) units (9 bns, 12 sqns)
  • Münsterer units (unknown strength, not listed)

Three unlisted hussar rgts wintering in the Electorate of Trier:

Furthermore, new levies were planned in Great Britain and in the Dutch Republic.

References

Pelet and François Eugène de Vault: Mémoires militaires relatifs à la Succession d'Espagne sous Louis XIV, Vol. 2 pp. 642-652