|Positions of the Polish Crown & Saxon troops in the Western & Southern Poland, Oct 1705|
P.S. I put Saxons in a wrong location. Map will be updated soon
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Crown army. I don’t have complete info about Polish Crown army strength & disposition in the autumn 1705. Komput of 1706 (agreed on Dec 20, 1705) included 2,080 ‘koni’ of Hussaria (16 choragwies), 8,660 ‘koni’ of Pancerni (102 choragwie), 3,000 of Jazda Lekka (36 choragwies), 1,300 ‘koni’ of Arkabuzeria (3 regiments & 3 frei-companies), 4,360 ‘porcia’ of Dragonia (3 regiments & 21 choragwie) & 16,600 ‘porcia’ of Foot (21 battalions & 5 choragwies; 4 choragwies of Hungarian infantry). It’s link to the real situation with Crown forces in the end of 1705 is unclear, Wimmer doesn’t provide info about Komput in 1705.
The core of the Crown army under Great Crown Hetman H. Lubomirski (80 choragwies out of 86 known) took winter quarters in the southern Poland:
1. Pulk under pulkownik Dluzewski between rivers Raba & San: 5 Hussar & 11 Pancerni choragwies
2. Pulk under Field Crown Hetman A. Sieniawski between San & Podolia: 10 Hussar & 19 Pancerni Choragwies
3. Pulk under Grzybowski in Podolia: 1 Hussar, 16 Pancerni & 1 Light choragwies
4. Pulk under Kalinowski in Polisie: 15 Pancerni & 2 Light choragwies
5. In Warmia – 6 choragwies (unknown type)
No info about Crown infantry & ‘foreign’ cavalry
6. Saxon army under Schulemburg & Russian auxiliary Corps under Patkull.
Saxon army. Saxon army under Schulemburg took winter quarters in the western Poland on the frontier with Silesia. It numbered 19 battalions (9,711 men), 42 squadrons (2,000), 4 coy of Artillery (300) with 32 canons & 54 small mortars. Their positions are speculative.
|Schulenburg's army in Feb 1706 from Schuster & Francke|
Russian Auxiliary Corps. Till Dec 20, 1705 Corps commander was GL Johann-Reinhold von Patkull. Then he was arrested by Saxons & replaced by GL H. Goltz. Corps strength & composition in Oct-1705 are unknown. I assume for many reasons that Bespalov’s data are speculative (I will analyze them a little bit later). By 12/23 Feb 1706 the Corps consisted of 10 batts, 6,362 men. Their positions are speculative. It could be that Russians had winter quarters separately from Saxons