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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 Tiger Supporting Member of TMP11 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 Maine12 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?

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