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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP31 Mar 2020 9:22 p.m. PST

"On April 29 1757, during the invasion of Bohemia, Frederick II was informed that there were large Austrian magazines in the district of Pilsen. He immediately sent Lieutenant-Colonel von Mayr from Charwatetz with 1,350 men (Frei-Infanterie von Mayr, Frei-Infanterie von Kalben and 2 sqns of Szekely Hussars with four 1-pdr guns and one 12-pdr gun) to destroy these magazines and to hinder the assembly in Western Bohemia of an Austrian force destined to support the Reichsarmee. Mayr's detachment was also instructed to spread terror in Upper-Palatinate and Franconia to impede the assembly of the Reichsarmee.

Mayr moved around the Austrian left wing.

On May 8, Mayr reached Pilsen and destroyed the large magazines assembled there…"
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Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2020 7:36 a.m. PST

Interesting report. That would make a nice "kleine krieg" battle.

Jim

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2020 12:04 p.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friend!. (smile)

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