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French infantry at the start of Louis XIV's reign (15 May 1643)

On 15 May of 1643 French infantry composed of 166 infantry regiments: 141 of French & 25 of foreigners. Plus 200 independent garrison companies. They totaled on paper 218,860 men.
Source: Belhomme V. Histoire de l'infanterie en France. T. 2. S. 5-10.
Summary of the troops:
List of regiments:




14 комментариев:

  1. Hello Gromoboy! This has nothing with this post to do. But I wonder if you could post any information there is about the battle of Hummelshof/Sagnitz 1702?

    /Gustav

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    1. Sagnitz/Hummlshof is an easy topic. I prefer to search for more challenging battles like Pechory or Kasaritz -)

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    2. Ok. In that case do you know where to find info about how the battle took place? Because I can't find any place where there's info about the battle. So if you don't want to write how the battle took place maybe you could share a website or a book where there is info about the battle?

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    3. Gustav, you right about Sagnitz. When I looked at my sources, I realized that the most of them are in Russian. So, they are unknown outside Russia. The best of them is a work by Estonian historian Palli published in 1966. He used Sjogren's Forsvarskriget i Lifland 1701 och 1702 from Swedish side. Do you have Rosen's Bidrag...? Does it contain any about Sagnitz

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    4. No I'm afraid. I haven't got access to any archives at all. The only sources I have available are books, most of them published in the 21th and some the late 20th century. I haven't got real documents either since I'm 17 only! :) So maybe you could publish what the Russian sources say about the battle (in English ofcourse)?

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    5. Try to find this book:

      Rosen Carl, Bidrag till kännedom om de händelser, som närmast föregingo svenska stormaktsväldets fall

      http://books.google.ru/books/about/Bidrag_till_k%C3%A4nnedom_om_de_h%C3%A4ndelser_s.html?id=VqfaMgEACAAJ&redir_esc=y

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    6. Are you sure there's information about the battle there? I think I might buy it. It looks very interesting.

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    7. As far as I know, the Rosen's research is the best one from Swedish side. It covers the whole GNW. Bengt Nilsson may correct me.

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    8. http://books.google.se/books?id=mkNUAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA13&dq=Hummelshof+1702&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Y97rU4_ePIXMyAOYroH4BA&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=Hummelshof%201702&f=false

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  2. Gromoboy, in the future, is there any chance you might do a post on the ottoman sipahis of the russo-turkish wars (there's almost nothing on their dress and armour during the 18th century)?

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    1. Miguel, there are only a few mentions (descriptions) of the 18 c. Ottoman cavalry in Russian sources. And they do not give any details

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    2. Russian ambassador Levashev was with Grand Vizir's army in 1769 campaign (arrested, of course). He described Turkish cavalry with shields & "naruchy" (I don't know how it in English, see them here:
      https://www.google.ru/search?q=%D0%BD%D0%B0%D1%80%D1%83%D1%87%D0%B8&newwindow=1&espv=2&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=a03nU6SbMIfqyQPujIGAAQ&ved=0CBoQsAQ&biw=1920&bih=1103
      They were armed with sabres, various knifes, long & short pistols & pikes

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