воскресенье, 26 декабря 2010 г.

Polish-Lithuanian army in 1756 (report of a Russian spy)

Polish-Lithuanian army from report by Gross dated 28 May 1756 had the following staff (I also added comparison with Komput of 1717):



Report of 1756
Komput of 1717
Notes
Polish (Crown) army




National troops





Hussars
13 choragwie
16 choragwie



Pancerni
58 choragwie
77 choragwie



Jazda lekka
10 choragwie
14 choragwie



Tartars
4 coy
-



Janissaries
-
3 choragwie


Foreign troops





Infantry
5 regiments
6 regiments*
* Incl. Artillery


Dragoons
7 dragoons
7 regiments
Incl. Horse Guard
Lithuanian army




National troops





Hussars
3 choragwie
6 choragwie



Pancerni
2 choragwie
26 choragwie*
* Petyhoria


Tartars
10 choragwie
20 choragwie



Cossacks
10 choragwie
-



Janissaries
1 coy
4 choragwie


Foreign troops





Infantry
5 regiments
3 regiments & frei-coy*
* Frejkompania artylerji litewskiej


Dragoons
4 regiments
4 regiments


               It looks like the Commonwealth army was seriously reduced after 1733-35.

1 комментарий:

  1. Fine list!
    Well, the Tatar banners/companies (within the Potocki command or partia) went into the Saxon service after 1733, they were so to 'speak on loan' from Polish-Lithuanian Respublica to the Saxon Crown, organized in severla pulks. They are the original uhlans, especially since 1740s... The Korycki and Bielak 'pulks' returned home between 1763-5, with some horsemen staying within the Saxon chevaulegers.
    pa ka :)

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