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Paskal Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2017 11:37 p.m. PST

Hello everyone,

Who knows the real battle order of the Austro-Hungarian at Fontenoy? …

Thank you.

Green Tiger11 Oct 2017 1:26 a.m. PST

8 squadrons of Dragoons, 3 squadrons of hussars, 250 infantry- approx 2,000 – you could leave them off…

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2017 9:13 a.m. PST

Thank you…

But no I love them as much as the others and leave no side, on the other hand their infantry formed of frank bodies, what uniform?

There is nothing in WAS figures for this type of troops..?

And the WAS is not the SYW…

9th Maine Inactive Member12 Oct 2017 2:34 a.m. PST

Austrian units at Fontenoy:

DR Ligne (2)
DR Styrum (2)
HR Karolyi (2)
HR Beleznay (2)
Freicompagnien Beuvier
Freicompagnien Pertuiseaux

Source: Österreichischer Erbfolge-Krieg 1740-1748. Vol. IX. Wien 1914

If you are looking for uniforms for the Freicompagnien, good luck. I don't believe there are any published sources.

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP12 Oct 2017 11:08 p.m. PST

Thank you, we must continue the search …

seneffe15 Oct 2017 2:40 p.m. PST

WAS Austrian Free Companies painted by David Morier who was with the allied army a couple of years after Fontenoy and painted many regiments as an eye witness. Not clear which units are represented- but they give a good clue about the uniforms. All of these units were Walloons I believe.


Paskal Supporting Member of TMP16 Oct 2017 9:30 a.m. PST

Yes, and these two companies that totaled 500 men were dressed how?

seneffe17 Oct 2017 1:08 p.m. PST

Please see links below (and please compare to the free companies shown by Morier in my previous link). This is another David Morier painting (made c1747-48) of free companies skirmishing against French light troops in Flanders. We don't know which Free Company is depicted but in the original (which I have seen) the French look like the Grassins.

So- it is JUST possible that this picture is intended to show the free companies fighting at Fontenoy.

Anyway- I believe that this illustration and the one I gave previously are the best images we currently have for the allied free companies of 1745-48. No-one can guarantee that they are correct- but if you paint them this way- you are at least going to be as accurate as is currently possible.



spontoon18 Oct 2017 1:17 p.m. PST

Kronoskaf has them dressed in buff faced red in the SYW…

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2017 11:29 a.m. PST

Good evening Seneffe and spontoon thank you,

So dear Seneffe according to you, the tricorne figures represent the WAS Austrian Free Companies in Fontenoy …

But here (on your link of 15 Oct 2017 2:40 p.m. PST) there are three distinctive colors which is unfortunate for only two companies …

Otherwise you have to use Austrian musketeer figurines of the WAS to represent them?

I have more confidence in your links of 17 Oct 2017 1:08 p.m.

In any case thank you you save my life, I suppose that we must base them as light troops on foot.

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