Danish Army

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Gardes

Livgarden til Hest

Livgarden til Fods

Line Infantry

Danish Grenadiercorpset (left) and Livgarden til Fods (right) in 1703. - Source: O. F. Vaupell Den Danske Haers Historie

Generalities about the uniforms

Grenaderkorpset
Dronningens Livregiment aka Haxthausen, 1702 Wedell, 1708 Due
Prins Christians aka Kragh, 1703 Kronprinsens aka Boiset, 1706 Bjelke, 1708 Lattorf
Prins Georgs aka Roepstorff, 1705 Plessen
Prins Carls aka Bjelke, 1702 Scholten, 1704 Schwärtzel, 1709 Rømeling
Sjællandske
Jyske aka Weinigel, 1702 Blücher, 1710 Ingenhoven
Fynske aka Erffa, 1702 Schönfeldt, 1704 Eyndten
Zepelins aka Schwärtzel, 1704 Karl von Hessen, 1710 Zepelin
Schack
Marine Regiment
Oldenburgske aka Sonderburg, 1708 Praetorius
Württemberg-Oels aka Bonar, 1709 Württemberg-Oels
Hansen
Baartig
Endens, raised in 1701

Maltzan aka Maltzahn, a Mecklenburger unit in Danish pay

1703 Reorganisation of Regiments in Austrian Pay

In March 1703 the infantry of the Danish contingent in Austrian pay was reorganized along Austrian lines forming 3 regiments, each of 10 companies and a grenadier company:

1st Danske aka Gyldenløve, 1703 Trampe, 1705 Harboe, 1706 Ahlefeldt, 1708 Wedell, 1709 Lepel, 1710 Birkholtz (former Dronningen and Prins Georg)
2nd Danske aka Haxthausen, 1704 Osten, 1709 Wittenau (former Prins Christian and Prins Carl)
3rd Danske aka Boyneburg, 1703 Malzahn, 1705 Gaffron, 1708 Kragh (former Sjælland and Jyske)

N.B.: the Marine battalion was divided among these three regiments

4th Danske aka Enden, 1706 Reusch (former Endens)

Cavalry

Danish dragoon (left) and cavalry (right) in 1706. - Source: O. F. Vaupell Den Danske Haers Historie

Livregimentet til Hest aka Krabbe, 1708 Cheuses
Oldenborgske Cuirassiers; 1702 Holstenske aka Dewitz, 1709 Gersdorff
Ahlefelt Cuirassiers; 1705 Württemberg
Ditmersens Cuirassiers, raised in 1701; 1706 Trappaud, 1707 Winterfeldt, 1707 Prehn, 1709 Derwitz aka Hungarian Cuirassiers
1st Sjællandske Cuirassiers aka Seer, 1710 Løvenhjelm
2nd Sjællandske Cuirassiers aka Numsen, 1703 Rantzau, 1708 Juel, 1710 Rantzau
3rd Sjællandske Cuirassiers aka Raben, 1707 Legel
1st Jyske Cuirassiers aka Legaard, 1709 Eyffler
2nd Jyske Cuirassiers aka Utterwich, 1706 Brockdorff
3rd Jyske Cuirassiers aka Brockdorff, 1709 de Cheuses
4th Jyske Cuirassiers aka Rantzau, 1708 Grabow
5th Jyske Cuirassiers aka Prehn, 1702 Schmettow or Schmettau
1st Fynske Cuirassiers aka Brockdorff, 1705 Holck, 1710 Juel
2nd Fynske Cuirassiers aka Ahlefeldt, 1706 Lüttichau, 1707 Camps

Dragoons

Livregiment Dragoons
Rodstens Dragoons
Joels Dragoons
Württemberg-Oels, raised in 1701

1703 Reorganisation of Regiments in Austrian Pay

The dragoons in Austrian pay were formed into one regiment of 12 companies in 4 squadrons.

Rodstens Dragoons (former Rodstens and Joels); 1704 Trampe, 1706 Gersdorff, 1708 Bülow, 1711 Holsten aka Hungarian Dragoons

Artillery

Danish Artillery Corps
Holsteiner Artillery Corps
Norwegian Artillery Corps

References

Abtheilung für Kriegsgeschichte des k. k. Kriegs-Archives: Feldzüge des Prinzen Eugen von Savoyen, Series 1, Vol. 3, Vienna 1876, p. 281

Martinsson, Örjan: Tacitus.nu

Pelet and Vault: Mémoires militaires relatifs à la Succession d'Espagne sous Louis XIV, Vol. 1 p. 506

Rockstroh, K.C.: Et Dansk Korps' Historie 1701-1709 i Italien 1701-3, i Ungarn 1704-9, Kjøbenhavn 1895

Acknowledgement

Dan Schorr and Jörg Meier for additional information concerning the Danish Army