|Charles of Lorraine, with staff, prepares to review the Austrian army. (Click on all pictures to enlarge)|
It is the Austrian army's turn to file out onto the parade ground for its annual review of the troops by Prince Charles of Lorraine (the brother of Marie Therese's husband).
|Overhead view of the Zittau Camp.|
Oddly enough, the chosen camp ground at Zittau looks strangely similar to the Prussian camp at Altenburg, as shown above.
|The Hungarian Brigade|
|The brigade of converged grenadier companies.|
|First Austrian infantry brigade.|
|Second Austrian infantry brigade.|
The above picture provides a good view of how I organize my infantry brigades. There are two regiments of two battalions = 4 battalions. Each regiment also gets one 3-pound regimental cannon, although one seems to be missing in this photo. Each brigade also gets one ammunition wagon (2-wheels) to supply it with small arms ammunition throughout the game. Each regiment of 2 battalions also has one inhaber or colonel to command it. Finally, the brigade commander on a 2-inch round base commands the brigade.
|Prince Charles and his staff commence the inspection. Graf Wied rides out to present his brigade to the Prince.|
|Serbelloni's Austrian & Saxon Cavalry Brigade|
|A closer view of Serbelloni's brigade.|
|Stampach's Austrian cavalry brigade.|
|The staff toady up to Prince Charles and tell him how great the army looks.|
|Another view of the staff - that is actually Marshal Leopold Daun on the right.|
|More toadying of the staff to Prince Charles, for all the good it will do them.|
The army is nearly completed and ready to fight at this year's Seven Years Was Association Convention in South Bend, Indiana on March 31 and April 1st.