вторник, 15 ноября 2016 г.

French troops under Conde at the siege of Lerida, 12 May - 17 June 1647

Siege of Lerida 1647 by Beaulieu
Great Conde besieged Lerida on 12 May 1647. His army consisted of 5.400 cavalry, 8.200 infantry with 45 cannons. Spanish garrison under maestre de campo Gregorio Britto de Carvalho was about 1.800 effective (from Guardia del Rey, tercios of Aguilar, Pedro Esteriz & Rodrigo Nino, German infantry regiment Louis de Amiel, & mounted troopers from cavalry regiments Flandes, Borgona, Rosellon & Ordenes. The composition of the French army & their positions around the city is below. The siege was abandoned on 17 June 1647.

суббота, 12 ноября 2016 г.

Spanish & Imperial troops in Picardie in 1636

Campaign of 1636 in Flandres is known by a combined Spanish-Imperial advance in Picardie. Allied forces composed of Spanish army under Cardinal-Infante don Fernando of Austria, Lorraine troops under Duke Francis de Lorraine, Imperials under FM Ottavio Piccolomini & army of Catholic League under de Werth (the composition of the armies by regiments is below). Allies had a real choice to take Paris, but don Ferdinand considered that it was too risky & canceled the operations. The list of troops below also contains troops under de la Feyra which stayed in Brabant