Monday, December 5, 2011

Leuthen Day: December 5, 1757-2011

The army parades its standards under the approving eye of Der Alte Fritz after the Battle of Leuthen on December 5, 1757.

I can not let this day pass without reminding our Austrian friends that this is the anniversary of Frederick II's incredible victory over three times the number of Austrians as Prussians.

My Prussian army has been reduced by attrition from a peak of 20 battalions to the following core mainstays:

IR5 Alt Braunschweig
IR6 Grenadier Garde
IR12 Alt Darmstadt
IR15/II Second Battalion of the Garde
IR18 Prinz von Preussen
IR19 Margrave Karl
IR20 Bornstadt
IR24 Schwerin
IR34 Prinz Ferdinand
IR49 Diericke Fusilier Regiment
19/25 Heyden Grenadier Battalion
5/20 Grenadier Battalion
N/A Jager Battalion

CR2 Gelbe Cuirassiers
CR8 Seydlitz Cuirassiers
CR10 Gensdarmes (cuirassiers)
CR13 Garde du Corps (cuirassiers)

DR2 Jung Krakow Dragoons
HR2 Zieten Hussars
HR5 von Ruesch Hussars
N/A Bosniak Lancers

3 x 12 pd Brummers
2 x 12 pd cannon
2 x 6pd cannon
2 x 6pd horse artillery
4 x 3pd battalion guns

Perhaps peace will one day descend on Central Germany.


  1. A fine array indeed, though I can't see peace in Central Europe breaking out any time soon with that lot all dressed up and looking for trouble :-)

    Might there be a vacancy for a second dragoon regiment?

  2. A wonderful parade and a timely reminder, thank you ....but where is the snow? :-)

  3. Congratulations on trashing the Kaiserlicks.

  4. A tip 'o the three cornered hat to your Majesty. A grand sight and an honorable victory remembered.

  5. a very fine display of the colours!!!!