1704 – Campaign in Portugal – Franco-Spanish OOB

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Description

Order of battle of the Franco-Spanish army of King Philip V

Commander-in-chief: James FitzJames, Duc de Berwick

Summary: approx. 30,900 foot and 10,050 horse

Division of the Duc de Berwick

Infantry (7 Spanish bns and 16 French bns for a total of 14,000 men)

  • Reales Guardias Valonas (2 bns)
  • Galicia (1 bn) aka Aguirre
  • Nuevo de la Armada (1 bn) aka Bernardino Delgado
  • Madrid (1 bn)
  • Manuel Maldonado (1 bn)
  • Joseph Chavès (1 bn)
  • Miromesnil (2 bns)
  • Bresse (2 bns)
  • Bigorre (2 bns)
  • Mérode ??? (2 bns) probably Isenghien Infanterie
  • Du Guast ??? (2 bns) probably Bellaffaire Infanterie
  • Maine (2 bns)
  • La Couronne (2 bns)
  • Sillery (1 bn)
  • Barrois (1 bn)

Cavalry (21 Spanish sqns and 15 French sqns for a total of approx. 4,200 men)

Division of the Prince de t'Sserclaes de Tilly

Infantry (12 Spanish bns for a total of approx. 6,500 men)

  • Pozobueno (1 bn)
  • Padilla (1 bn)
  • Pinto (1 bn)
  • Vicentelo (1 bn)
  • Pedroche (1 bn)
  • Jeronimo de la Puente (1 bn)
  • Huidobro (1 bn)
  • Napolitanos (1 bn)
  • Casco (1 bn)
  • Trincheria (1 bn)
  • De la Cerda (1 bn)
  • Costa de Granada y Vallaro (1 bn)

Cavalry (29 Spanish sqns for a total of approx. 3,500 men)

Division of the Marquis de Villadarias (charged to make a diversion to the south)

Infantry (5 Spanish bns for a total of approx. 3,500 men)

  • Vallaro (1 bn)
  • Pavon (1 bn)
  • Salcedo (1 bn)
  • Figueroa (1 bn)
  • Quinones (1 bn)

Cavalry (12 Spanish sqns for a total of approx. 1,200 men)

  • Cuantiosos de Andalusia (8 sqns) later renamed Provincial de la Costa de Andalusia
  • Carabinieros Reales (4 coys) an ad hoc unit composed of nobles and hidalgos from Sevilla who supplied their uniforms, arms and saddlery at their own expense

Division of the Duc de Hijar (charged to make a diversion to the north)

Infantry (approx. 3,000 men)

  • Salgado (414 men)
  • unidentified local militia (approx. 2,600 men)

Cavalry (195 men)

  • unidentified free companies (5 coys for a total of 195 men, including officers)

Division of Francisco Ronquillo

Infantry (6 Spanish bns for a total of approx. 3,500 men)

  • Davilla (1 bn) aka Verdes
  • Amarillos (1 bn)
  • Armada Viejo (1 bn)
  • Idiaquez (1 bn) aka Vizcainos
  • Castro (1 bn)
  • Fusilieros (1 bn)

Cavalry (approx. 1,000 men)

  • Santiago (2 sqns)
  • unidentified French dragoons (2 rgts so probably 6 sqns)

References

Acknowledgement

Jean-Pierre Loriot for the initial version of this article