1712 – Campaign in the Low Countries – French OOB May

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Description

Order of battle of the French Army on 12 May 1712

Commander-in-Chief: Maréchal Claude Louis Hector de Villars assisted by the Maréchal de Montesquiou.

General officers of the First Line

  • Lieutenant-generals: Comte de Broglie, De Coigny, D´Hautefort, Du Rosel, De Richsberg (maybe de Richebourg), Joffreville, De Puységur, De Goesbriant, Duc de Guziche, Comte de Villars, Albergotti, Vivans, La Valliére, Prince de Rohan, St. Frémont
  • Maréchaux de camp: Pezeux, Prince Charles, Chateaumorand, Isenghien, Montmorency, Duc de Montemart, Bootz, Nangis, Choiseul, Lessart, Duc de Chaulnes, Sully

General officers of the Second Line

  • Lieutenant-generals: De Sailly, Méziéres, De Vieuxpont, De Dreux, De Brandelé, Le Chevalier, de Croissy, De Lee, De Bouzols, De Conflans Davaret
  • Maréchaux de camp: De Mortant, Costa, De Roy, De Mouchy, De Beuil, Mercy, Lambert, Comte de la Mark, Duc de Duras, Flavencourt, De Beauveau
First Line Second Line
Right Wing Cavalry
Belfond's Brigade

La Bilarderie's Brigade

  • Maison du Roy (13 sqns)

Castelmont's Brigade

  • Gendamerie de France (8 sqns)

Sommery's Brigade

  • Royal-Roussilon Cavalerie (3 sqns)
  • Cayeux Cavalerie (2 sqns)

Courtade's Brigade

  • Royal-Piémont Cavalerie (3 sqns)
  • Saint-Aignan Cavalerie (2 sqns)

Rottembourg's Brigade

  • Royal-Allemand Cavalerie (3 sqns)
  • Rottembourg Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • Druhot ??? Cavalerie (2 sqns)

Nugent's Brigade

  • Nugent Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • Villeroy Cavalerie (3 sqns)
  • Royal-Étranger Cavalerie (3 sqns)
Livry's Brigade

Guendon's Brigade

  • Chartres Cavalerie (3 sqns)
  • Esclainvilliers Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • Aubeterre Cavalerie (2 sqns)

Marteville's Brigade

  • Marteville Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • Ligondèz Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • Joyeuse Cavalerie (2 sqns)

Rios's Brigade

  • Spanish Rios Cavalry (2 sqns)
  • Verthamont Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • Raigecourt Cavalerie (2 sqns)

La Trémouille's Brigade

  • Villepreux Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • Du Palais Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • D'Autanne Cavalerie (2 sqns)

Thourote's Brigade

  • Tourotte Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • Saint-Blimont Cavalerie (2 sqns)

Simiane's Brigade

  • Simiane Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • La Reine Cavalerie (3 sqns)
Infantry Centre
Montbazon's Brigade

Pelissard's Brigade

Livry's Brigade

Beaupuis's Brigade

Belrieux's Brigade

O'Brien's Brigade

Saint-Simon's Brigade

  • Gardes françaises (4 bns)
  • Gardes suisses (2 bns)

Lyonne's Brigade

Aubigné's Brigade

Bernols's (Bernhold?) Brigade

  • Beuil ???Bouhyer??? (2 bns)
  • Alsace (4 bns)

Arling's Brigade

Gassion's Brigade

Montal's Brigade

Cressy's Brigade

Sebert's Brigade

De Lisle's Brigade

Greder's Brigade

May's Brigade

Altermack's Brtigade

Perin's Brigade

  • La Sarre (1 bn)
  • Peri (2 bns)
  • Prince Électoral (2 bns) maybe Bavarian Kurprinz

Flandre's Brigade

Tricault's Brigade

Left Wing Cavalry
Capy's Brigade
  • Royal-Cravate Cavalerie (3 sqns)
  • Cappy Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • Frezin ??? Cavalerie (2 sqns)

Gace's Brigade

  • Dauphin Cavalerie (3 sqns)
  • Vaudray Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • Chépy Cavalerie (2 sqns)

D'Ancenis's Brigade

  • Bretagne Cavalerie (3 sqns)
  • Gesvres Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • Villequier Cavalerie (2 sqns)

Girault's Brigade

  • Maine Cavalerie (3 sqns)
  • Lambesc Cavalerie (3 sqns)

Saint-Micant's Brigade

  • Condé Cavalerie (3 sqns)
  • Bourbon Cavalerie (3 sqns)

Tauffkirchen's Brigade

  • Bavarian Arco Cuirassiers (2 sqns)
  • Tauffkirchen ??? Cavalerie (2 sqns)

Rouvroy's Brigade

  • Carabiniers (10 sqns)

Des ars (?)'s Brigade

Dragoon Brigade

Jouy's Brigade
  • Orléans Cavalerie (3 sqns)
  • Villiers Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • Montauban Cavalerie (2 sqns)

Melun's Brigade

  • Du Fief Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • Melun Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • Pardaillan Cavalerie (2 sqns)

Forsat's Brigade

  • Forsat Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • Paon Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • Brabant Cavalerie (2 sqns)

Sasy (Saas?)'s Brigade

  • Goussier Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • Flandres Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • Saint-Phal Cavalerie (2 sqns)

Montauban's Brigade

  • Bavarian Costa Cuirassiers (3 sqns)
  • Bavarian Poth Cuirassiers (2 sqns)

Béringhen's Brigade

  • Canferac ??? Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • Béringhen Cavalerie (3 sqns)
  • Commissaire général Cavalerie (3 sqns)

unidentified infantry brigade

Reserve

  • La Reine Dragons (3 sqns)
  • Bretagne ??? Dragons (3 sqns)
  • Coëtman Dragons (3 sqns)
  • Guyenne Dragons (3 sqns)
  • Châtillon Dragons (3 sqns)
  • Parpaille Dragons (3 sqns)
  • Pourrières Dragons (3 sqns)
  • Clermont d'Amboise Dragons (3 sqns)
  • Saint-Chamond Dragons (3 sqns)
  • Belabre Dragons (3 sqns)
  • Le Cogneux Dragons (3 sqns)
  • Du Roi Cavalerie (3 sqns)
  • Beaujeu Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • Tarnault Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • Du Breley ??? Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • Beaucaire Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • La Tour Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • Granville ??? Cavalerie (3 sqns)
  • Verseilles Hussards (1 sqn)
  • Rattsky Hussards (3 sqns)

Artilery

References

Harald Skala for the initial version of this article