The Battle of Helsingborg 10th March 1710

This battle is to either the'Regimental' or 'Battalion' scales of the Volley and Bayonet rules. The first number is for 'Regimental', the second for 'Battalion'. In 'Regimental' scale combine units of STR 1 into combined units STR 2 or 3. All infantry are linear. For the Swedish infantry their are two unit sizes from different sources. The lists are based on the first number, which may represent 'ration' strength, while the second may be effective strength on the day.

I am extremely grateful to the participants of the Lace Wars discussion group, and to Daniel Staberg in particular, for there help with this list. Without Daniel's help many errors and omissions would have occured.

The Danish Army:

C in C: Generallojtnant Rantzau

Right Wing: General Rodsten   Exhaustion: 3 / 7

  • 1st Sjaelland Horse Regt (452): M5, Trot, Heavy - STR 1 / 2
  • Livgarden Til Hast Horse Regt (450 ?): M6, Trot, Heavy - STR 1 / 2
  • Lif Dragoon Regt (992): M5, Fire, may Dismount, Medium - 2 / 3 + 2
  • 'A' Sjaelland Land Dragoon Regt (600) : M4, PT, Fire, may Dismount, Medium - STR 1 / 3
  • Prinds Christians Regt (1408): M5, NE - STR 3 / 4 + 3

Centre 1st Line: General Eichstedt   Exhaustion: 6 / 11

  • Grenaderkorps Regt (1200): M6 - STR 2 / 3 + 3
  • Jyske Regt (1352): M5, NE - STR 3 / 4 + 3
  • Fynske Regt (1335): M5, NE - STR 3 / 4 + 3
  • Dronningens Liv Regt (1365): M5, NE - STR 3 / 4 + 3
  • Garden Til Fods Regt (1344): M6 - STR 2 / 3 + 3

Centre 2nd Line: General Hessen   Exhaustion: 4 / 10

  • Laalandske Btn (800): M4, EFD, NE - STR 2 / 4
  • Vestsjaelandske Land Regt (1612): M4, EFD - STR 3 / 4 + 4
  • Ostjaelandske Land Regt (1500): M4, EFD - STR 3 / 4 + 4
  • Prints von Hesse Regt (1300): M5, NE - STR 2 / 3 + 3

Left Wing: General Dewitz   Exhaustion: 5 / 11

  • Leepels Regt ??? (1216): M5, EFD, NE - STR 2 / 3 + 3
  • Marine Regt (1365): M5 - STR 3 / 4 + 3
  • Bulow Dragoon Regt (994): M4, Fire, may Dismount, Medium - STR 2 / 3 + 2
  • 1st Fynske Cavalry Regt (455): M5, Trot, Heavy - STR 1 / 2
  • 2nd Fynske Cavalry Regt (456): M5, Trot, Heavy - STR 1 / 2
  • 1st Jyske Cavalry Regt (456): M5, Trot, Heavy - STR 1 / 2
  • 3rd Sjaellandske Cavalry Regt (455): M5, Trot, Heavy - STR 1 / 2
  • 'B' Sjaelland Land Dragoon Regt (600) : M4, PT, Fire, may Dismount, Medium - STR 1 / 3

Reserve / Artillery:

There were 3 * 12 pdr, 4 * 6 pdr, 6 * 4 pdr, 16 * 3 pdr and 3 howitzers with the Danish army. The smaller guns were massed into batteries and placed into the Danish line, unfortunately the Swedes attacked the Danes in the flank. Forcing the Danes to wheel round to face them and leave all the artillery behind, thus it played no part in the battle. If you wish to do a 'what if' scenario you may include the Danish artillery 1 * M5, Heavy, STR 1, 1 * M5, Field, STR 1 / 2 and 1 / 2 M5, Light, STR 2 is about right. They may be attached to either of the infantry commands.

The Swedish Army

C in C: General Stenbock (possible also in charge of Centre 1st Line)

Right Wing: General Ducker   Exhaustion: 5 / 11

  • Upplands Femmannings Cavalry Regt (787): M5, Shock, Heavy - STR 1 / 4
  • Adelsfane Cavalry Regt (250): M5, PT, Shock, Heavy - STR 1 / 2
  • Enkedronningens Liv Cavalry Regt (976): M6, Shock, Heavy - 2 / 3 + 2
  • Lifregiment Til Hast Cavalry Regt (980): M5, Shock, Heavy - 2 / 3 + 2
  • 'A' Smalands Cavalry Regt (486): M5, PT, Shock, Heavy - STR 1 / 2

Centre 1st Line: General ??????   Exhaustion: 6 / 14

  • Elfsborgs Regt (1216 or 1053): M6, Shock, SFD, Pike, BG - STR 3 / 3 + 3
  • Upplands Tremannings Regt (930 or 825): M6, Shock, SFD, Pike, BG - STR 2 / 3 + 2
  • Malo Garrison?? (600): M5, Shock, SFD, Pike ??, BG - 1(add to Sachiska) / 3
  • Jonkopings Regt (734 or 609): M5, Shock, SFD, Pike ??, BG - 2 / 4 or 2 + 2
  • Kronobergs Regt (930 or 771): M5, Shock, SFD, Pike ??, BG - 2 / 3 + 2
  • Sachiska Regt (700 or 662): M4, PT, EFD, BG - 1 / 3

Centre 2nd Line: General Von Der Noth   Exhaustion: 6 / 15

  • Sodermanlands Regt (1167 or 1100): M5, Shock, SFD, Pike ??, BG - STR 3 / 3 + 3
  • Ostgota Regt (1105 or 1049): M5, Shock, SFD, BG - STR 2 / 3 + 2
  • Vastmanlands Regt (1141 or 937): M5, Shock, SFD, BG - STR 2 / 3 + 3
  • Kalmar Regt (1010 or 849): M5, Shock, SFD, Pike ??, BG - STR 2 / 3 + 2
  • Upplands Regt (1068 or 976): M5, Shock, SFD, BG - STR 2 / 3 + 2

Left Wing: General Lewenhaupt   Exhaustion: 6 / 15

  • Vastgota Tremannings Horse Regt (632): M5, Shock, Heavy - STR 1 / 3
  • Ostgota Horse Regt (1000): M5, PT, Shock, Heavy - STR 2 / 3 + 2 another Ostgota Horse unit is listed but I feel this is probably a mistake, as no other units exist.
  • Vastgota Horse Regt (679): M5, Shock, Heavy - 2 / 3
  • Gyllenstierna (Skanska och Smalandska Tremannings) Horse Regt (678): M5, Shock, Heavy - 1 / 3
  • 'B' Smalands Horse Regt (500): M5, PT, Shock, Heavy - 1 / 3

Notes / Artillery:

The Swedes had 2 * 12pdr, 4 * 6pdr, 26 * 3pdr and 2 * 8pdr Howitzer at this battle. The majority of the artillery was deployed as battalion guns, but there is also some 'battery' artillery (see below). This may be added to any infantry command.

Swedish Artillery: M6, Field, STR 1 / 2

.Pikes: As you may have noticed the Swedes do not have there usual allotment of pikes. It is a controversial area, but it seems that by this stage of the war many units did not have pikes. I have been informed that only 25% of the infantry at this battle had them. So I have indicated those units that had them or probably did with the 'Pike' notation. While those that may or may not have had them are 'Pike ??', those with neither are all musket. You may give all the 'Pike ??' infantry the usual proportion of pikes or alternatively field them as all musket. Generally I favour the second option on the balance of the evidence, but it is up to you.