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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse22 May 2018 2:47 p.m. PST

"The Prussian army participated in the War of the Spanish Succession 1702-1714 and in the Great Northern War 1715-1720. The table below show which battles and sieges the individual regiments took part in. However, the table ends with the year 1715 since the Prussian army was not involved in any campaigns after that year even though a peace treaty was not signed until 21 January 1720. The only battle the Prussian army fought during the Great Northern War was Stresow 1715 and a separate page shows the participating regiments uniforms at Stresow.

The numbering of the regiments is the same as the one introduced when Frederick the Great was king (1740-1786). Before that there were no regimental numbers and those regiments which does not have numbers in the table had ceased to exist when Frederick the Great ascended the throne. Also note that several dragoon regiments (DR) were reorganised into cuirassiers (CR) 1717-1718, which explains their odd numbers. In the chronological overview next to each regiment's name are there letters which signifies battles (normal style) and sieges (italics). The colours show which theatre of war the regiment was located in according to the following system…."
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