1704 – Campaign in the Low Countries – French OOB April

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Description

First Line (38 bns, 47 sqns)

In and around Tirlemont

At Louvain

  • Infantry (4 bns)
    • Gardes Suisses (4 bns)
  • Cavalry (9 sqns)
    • Royal-Étranger (3 sqns)
    • Beringhen (3 sqns)
    • Grignan (3 sqns)

In and around Wavre

  • Infantry (4 bns)
    • Spanish Grobendonck (2 bns)
    • Furstemberg (2 bns)

At Diest, Hallen, Sichem and Aarschott

In and around Namur

  • Infantry (13 bns)
    • Royal Roussillon (2 bns)
    • Spanish I./Deynse (1 bn)
    • Talande ??? (1 bn)
    • Mortemart (2 bns)
    • unidentified units of the army of Cologne (3 bns)
    • Canisy ??? ( 1bn)
    • Cursay ??? (1 bn)
    • Pfiffer Suisse (1 bn)
    • Aubigné (1 bn)
  • Cavalry (22 sqns)
    • Spanish Ferrar Dragoons (3 sqns)
    • Royal-Allemand Cavalerie (3 sqns)
    • Spanish Lacatoire Cavalry (2 sqns)
    • Duras Cavalerie (2 bns)
    • unidentified units of the army of Cologne (9 sqns)
    • Maine Cavalerie (3 sqns)

Second Line (16 bns, 35 sqns)

In and around Malines and in the Lines of Aarschott

  • Infantry (14 bns)
    • Gardes Françaises (3 bns)
    • Fusiliers d’Espagne (1 bn)
    • Royal-Bombardiers (1 bn)
    • Spanish I./Capres (1 bn)
    • May Suisse (2 bns)
    • Spanish Rheingraff (1 bn)
  • Cavalry (10 bns)
    • Carabiniers (6 sqns)
    • Spanish Cano Cavalry (2 sqns)
    • Tarente Cavalerie (2 sqns)

At Charleroi, Nivelle and Hal

In Bruxelles

N. B.: 9 sqns of the Maison du Roi were on tehir way and were expected on 9 April

Thirs Line (16 bns, 35 sqns)

  • Infantry (6 bns)
    • La Luzerne ??? (1 bn)
    • Spanish II./Capres (1 bn)
    • May Suisse (2 bns) already listed above
    • Spanish Rheingraff (1 bn) already listed above
    • Spanish I./Capres (1 bn) already listed above
  • Cavalry (3 sqns)
    • Colonel Général Dragons (3 sqns)

References

Pelet and François Eugène de Vault: Mémoires militaires relatifs à la Succession d'Espagne sous Louis XIV, Vol. 5 pp. 690-692