1703 – Campaign in Northern Italy – Savoyard OOB end December

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Description

After the capture of a large part of the Savoyard Army by the Franco-Spanish at San Benedetto on 29 September, the Duke Victor Amadeus II of Savoy had to rapidly reconstruct his army in order to resist to the expected invasion. He planned to have the the following army at his disposal in the coming weeks.

Summary: approx. 18,600 foot and 2,630 horse.

Infantry (31 bns for a total of 18,600 men)

  • Savoia Infantry (2 bns for a total of 1,200 men)
  • Guardie (2 bns for a total of 1,200 men)
  • Schulembourg Infantry (2 bns for a total of 1,200 men)
  • Monferrato Infantry (2 bns for a total of 1,200 men)
  • Aosta Infantry (1 bn for a total of 600 men)
  • Piemonte Infantry (1 bn for a total of 600 men)
  • Saluzzo Infantry (1 bn for a total of 600 men)
  • Nizza Infantry (1 bn for a total of 600 men)
  • Reding Infantry (3 bns for a total of 1,800 men)
  • Chablais Infantry (1 bn for a total of 600 men) with Savoyard soldiers who had escaped captivity
  • unidentified militia units (7 bns for a total of 4,200 men)
  • unidentified units made of deserters (2 bns for a total of 1,200 men)
  • unidentified units made of Swiss mercenaries (6 bns for a total of 3,600 men)

Cavalry

  • Guardie del Corpo (270 men)
  • Piemonte Reale Cavalry (700 men)
  • SAR Dragoons (700 men)
  • Genevese Dragoons (560 men)
  • unidentified units made of Savoyard soldiers who had escaped captivity (400 men)

References

Abtheilung für Kriegsgeschichte des k. k. Kriegs-Archives: Feldzüge des Prinzen Eugen von Savoyen, Series 1, Vol. 5, Vienna 1878, pp. 266-267