1702 – Allied offensive in the Low Countries – French OOB Border April

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Description

State of the troops posted along the Dutch border as of 17 April 1702.

Summary: 32 bns, 19 sqns)

  • at Aarschot
  • at Diest
    • II./Santerre (1 bn)
    • Leyde (1 bn)
    • Vaillac Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • at Léau
    • Grobendonck (1 bn)
    • II./Chartres (1 bn)
    • Saint-Maurice Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • at Hasselt
    • Tessé (1 bn)
    • Valensart Dragons (1 sqn)
  • at Tongres
    • I./de Grouff (1 bn)
    • Valensart Dragons (2 sqns)
  • at Saint-Tron
    • Detachment of the garrison of Léau (100 men)
    • Free Company Dulimont (50 men)
  • in the Citadel of Liège
    • I./Westerloo (1 bn)
    • II./Labour (1 bn)
    • Bambigny Miners (1 coy of 60 men)
  • in the Chartreuse of Liège
    • De Sars (1 bn)
    • II./Guyenne (1 bn)
  • at the camp of Liège
    • Marcello Grimaldi (1 bn)
    • Nassau (1 bn)
    • Salis (1 bn) Swiss
    • Hessy (3 bns) Swiss
    • Dauphin (3 bns)
    • Bourbon (1 bn)
    • Orléanais (1 bn)
    • Havré Cavalerie (2 sqns)
    • Barre Cavalerie (2 sqns)
    • Savines Cavalerie (2 sqns)
    • Lagny Cavalerie (2 sqns)
    • Fraula Cavalry (2 sqns) Spanish
    • Hornes Cavalry (2 sqns) Spanish
  • in Limbourg
    • Paulo Magno (1 bn)
  • in Namur
    • Mancheñe (1 bn)
    • Brias (1 bn)
    • Amal (1 bn)
    • Certani (1 bn)
  • in Charleroy
    • II./Nassau (1 bn)
    • Caraccioli (1 bn)
  • in Schleyden
    • Free Company Lacroix (200 men)
  • in Luxembourg
    • Milan (2 bns)
    • De Pas (1 bn)

N.B.: militia would also be formed in the Province of Luxembourg to guard small towns and defend the country against Allied incursions

References

Pelet and François Eugène de Vault: Mémoires militaires relatifs à la Succession d'Espagne sous Louis XIV, Vol. 2 pp. 485-486