The Battle of Fraustadt 13th Feb 1706

This order of battle is in 'Battalion' scale. The numbers of troops involved is not know for certain. There were about 18 or 19,000 Saxons and Russians, while the Swedes had about 8,000. I have worked on infantry battalions being about 400 - 500 strong and cavalry sqaudrons being about 100 for the Swedes and about 120 for the Saxons. All infantry stands are linear.

The Saxon and Russian Army

Notes: The regimental numbers refer to those given in the excellent article at http://www.megalink.net/~dschorr/saxonarmy.html, followed by the number of men.

C in C: General von der Schulenburg.

Right Wing: Major General Lutzelburg   Exhaustion: 5

  • Combined Guard Cavalry (250 men): M6, Fire, Heavy - STR 2
  • Beust Horse - 1st (9th Horse: 500): M5, Fire, Heavy - STR 2
  • Eichstedt Dragoon (4th or 14th Drag: 250): M4, Fire, may Dismount, Medium - STR 2
  • Wrangel Dragoon (10th Drag: 500): M4, Fire, may Dismount, Medium - STR 2
  • Furstenberg (and part of Jordan) Dragoon (12th Drag: 500): M4, Fire, may Dismount, Medium - STR 3

Saxon Centre (1st Line): Major General Droste   Exhaustion: 13

  • Polnische Garde (1st Regt: 1000): M6, PT, EFD, BG - STR 3 + 2 (2 units)
  • Sachische Garde (2nd Regt: 1000): M6, PT, EFD, BG - STR 3 + 2 (2 units)
  • 1st Btn, Kurprinz Regt (3rd Regt: 500): M5, PT, EFD, BG - STR 2
  • Konigin Regt (4th Regt: 1000): M5, PT, EFD, BG - STR 2 + 2 ( 2 units)
  • Venediger Regt (10th Regt: 500): M5, PT, EFD, BG - STR 2
  • 1st Btn, Furstenberg Regt (11th Regt: 500): M4, PT, EFD, BG - STR 3
  • Droste Regt (20th Regt: 500): M4, PT, EFD, BG - STR 3
  • Wostromirsky Regt (23rd Regt: 500): M4, PT, EFD, BG - STR 3
  • Martiniere French Btn (24th Regt: 500): M4, EFD, BG - STR 3

Saxon Centre (2nd Line): Major General Zeidler   Exhaustion: 8

  • 2nd Btn, Kurprinz Regt (3rd Regt: 500): M5, PT, EFD, BG - STR 2
  • 2nd Btn, Furstenberg Regt (11th Regt: 500): M4, PT, EFD, BG - STR 3
  • Reuss Regt (14th Regt: 500): M4, PT, EFD, BG - STR 3
  • Reibnitz Regt (16th Regt: 500): M4, PT, EFD, BG - STR 3
  • Mallaraques Swiss Regt (25th Regt: 1000): M4, EFD, BG - STR 2 + 2 (2 units)
  • Browne Regt (Unknown Regt, possibly 2nd battalion of an above regiment - 10th ???): Either M5, PT, EFD, BG - STR 2 or M4, PT, EFD, BG - STR 3

Russian Centre: General von der Goltz   Exhaustion: 10

  • Grenadier Btn (500): M5, PT, EFD, BG - STR 2
  • Patkul's Regt (1000): M4, PT, EFD, Pike, BG, NE - STR 3 + 2
  • Holstein Btn (500): M4, PT, EFD, Pike, BG, NE - STR 3
  • Arnstedt Btn (500): M4, PT, EFD, Pike, BG, NE - STR 3
  • Guilitz Btn (500): M4, PT, EFD, Pike, BG, NE - STR 3
  • Bichitz Btn (500): M4, PT, EFD, Pike, BG, NE - STR 2
  • Belling's Btn (500): M4, PT, EFD, Pike, BG, NE - STR 2
  • Schepping's Btn (500): M4, PT, EFD, Pike, BG, NE - STR 2
  • Streltsy (500): M4, Mil, EFD, NE - STR 3

Left Wing: Major General Dunewald   Exhaustion: 5

  • Beust Horse - 2nd (9th Horse: 500): M5, Fire, Heavy - STR 2
  • Dunewald Dragoons (9th Drag: 500): M4, Fire, may Dismount, Medium - STR 2
  • Flemming Dragoon (11th Drag: 500): M4, Fire, may Dismount, Medium - STR 2
  • Jordan Dragoon (13th Drag: 500): M4, Fire, may Dismount, Medium - STR 2
  • Oppen Dragoon (4th or 14th Drag: 250): M4, Fire, may Dismount, Medium - STR 2

Artillery: There was undoubtedly artillery available as well, but I have no details. I suggest using 3 units each M5, Hvy, PT - STR 2, 2 Saxon and 1 Russian.

The Swedish Army

C in C: General Rehnskiold (also commands right wing of army)

Right Wing: General Rehnskiold (also in command of the army)  Exhaustion: 5

  • Livdragon Regt (400): - M6, Medium - STR 2
  • Norra Skanska Cavalry Regt (800): - M5, Heavy - STR 4 or 2 + 2
  • Valacher Regt (200): - M4, Mil, Light, Skirmish - STR 1
  • Verdiska Dragoon Regt (500): - M5, Medium - STR 2

Centre: General Sparre   Exhaustion: 12

  • Sodermanlands Regt (800): - M6, Shock, SFD, Pike - STR 4 or 2 + 2
  • Kronobergs Regt (800): - M6, Shock, SFD, Pike - STR 4 or 2 + 2
  • Vastmanlands Regt (800): - M6, Shock, SFD, Pike - STR 4 or 2 + 2
  • Vasterbottens Regt (800): - M6, Shock, SFD, Pike - STR 4 or 2 + 2
  • Narke - Varmlands Regt (800): - M6, Shock, SFD, Pike - STR 4 or 2 + 2

Left Wing: General Hummerhjelm   Exhaustion: 5

  • Nylands och Tavastahus lans Cavalry Regt (400): - M5, Heavy - STR 2
  • Adelsfanan i Sverige och Finland Cavalry Regt (300): - M5, Heavy - STR 2
  • Skanska Standsdragon Regt (400): - M5, PT, Medium - STR 2
  • Pommerska Dragoon Regt (500): - M5, Medium - STR 3

Reserve / Unattached:This unit can be attached to any command and will increase that commands 'Exhaustion level' by one.

  • Bremiska Dragoon Regt (500): - M5, Medium - STR 2

Artillery: Again I have no information about any Swedish artillery present. Unlike many Swedish battles of this period there may have been some present. Perhap 2 units of M6, 1 field and 1 heavy, STR 2 would be about right.