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Örjan Martinsson

Campaigns of the Prussian Army
1702-1715

 
Prussian grenadiers in the battle of Leuthen 1757

The Prussian army participated in the War of the Spanish Succession 1702-1714 and in the Great Northern War 1715-1720. The table below show which battles and sieges the individual regiments took part in. However, the table ends with the year 1715 since the Prussian army was not involved in any campaigns after that year even though a peace treaty was not signed until 21 January 1720. The only battle the Prussian army fought during the Great Northern War was Stresow 1715 and a separate page shows the participating regiments uniforms at Stresow.

The numbering of the regiments is the same as the one introduced when Frederick the Great was king (1740-1786). Before that there were no regimental numbers and those regiments which does not have numbers in the table had ceased to exist when Frederick the Great ascended the throne. Also note that several dragoon regiments (DR) were reorganised into cuirassiers (CR) 1717-1718, which explains their odd numbers. In the chronological overview next to each regiment's name are there letters which signifies battles (normal style) and sieges (italics). The colours show which theatre of war the regiment was located in according to the following system:

France Belgium

Germany

Italy

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B = Blenheim (second battle of Höchstädt)
C = Cassano
H = First battle of Höchstädt
M = Malplaquet
O = Oudenaarde
R = Ramillies
S = Stralsund
 
Se = Stresow
T = Turin
W = Wismar
 

  Infantry 1702 1704 1706 1708 1710 1712 1714
IR 1  Wartensleben ("Füsiliergarde")                           S
IR 2  Otto Graf von Dönhoff ("Alt-Dönhoff")       C                   S
IR 3  Prinz Leopold von Anhalt-Dessau ("Alt-Dessau")   H B C T                 S Se
IR 4  Christoph Graf von Dohna ("Jung-Dohna")             O M           S Se
IR 5  Schoning - von Arnim ("Leibregiment")       C?       M?           S W
IR 6  Kronprinz (König from 1713, "Grenadier-Garde")   H B C R   O M           S
IR 7  Markgraf Christian Ludwig von Brandenburg   H B C T                 S W
IR 8  Anhalt-Zerbst         R     M            
IR 9  Schlabrendorff - Wulffen - Trossel - Heiden   H B   T   O M            
IR 10  Heiden - Hessen-Kassel ("Alt-Heiden")     B         M            
IR 11  Holstein-Beck       C? T?     M            
IR 12  Markgraf (P. - H. F.) von Brandenburg-Schwedt     B C? T?                 S
IR 13  Marquis de Varenne - Pannewitz     B                      
IR 14  Brandt - Canitz - Prinz von Oranien - Finckenstein   H B C T                 S
IR 15  C. Ph. Wülich zu Lottum ("Leibgarde")   H

B

      O M            
IR 16  Alexander Graf von Dohna ("Alt-Dohna")             O M           Se
IR 17  Sydow - Grumbkow   H     R   O M            
IR 18  Pannewitz - Tettau - Gersdorff                            
IR 19  Markgraf A. F. von Brandenburg-Schwedt         T   O             S Se
IR 20  Borstel  - Stillen                           S
IR 21  Ernst Graf von Dönhoff ("Jung-Dönhoff")                          

S

IR 22  von Borcke                          

S

IR 23  von Kamecke                           S Se
IR 24  von Schwendy                          

S

IR 25  Otto von Schlabrendorf¨                          

S

IR 26  von Löben                          

S

IR 27  Prinz L. M. von Anhalt-Dessau ("Jung-Dessau")                            
   Reinich's Grenadier Battalion (= grenadier companies from IR 2, IR 3 and IR 6) Se
   Barleben's Grenadier Battalion (= grenadier companies from  IR 1, IR 20, IR 21 and IR 23) Se
   Billerbeck's Grenadier Battalion (= grenadier companies from  IR 17, IR 24 and IR 25) Se
   Prince of Holstein's Grenadier Battalion (= grenadier companies from  IR 5, IR 7, IR 11, IR 12 and IR 19) Se
   Sydow's Grenadier Battalion (= grenadier companies from  IR 4, IR 8, IR 9 and IR 10) Se
  Cuirassiers 1702 1704 1706 1708 1710 1712 1714
CR 1  Friedrich von Schlippenbach             O M            
CR 2  Kronprinz (König from 1713)             O M           S
CR 3  Wangenheim - Hackeborn ("Leibregiment")     B       O M           S
CR 5  Markgraf (P. - H.)  von Brandenburg-Schwedt  

H

B       O M          

S W

CR 6  Hamel - de L'Ostrange - Portrail - Anhalt-Dessau   H

B

C?       M          

W

CR 8  Markgraf von Bayreuth-Kulmbach - von Dewitz  

H

B                      
CR 9  Schoning - Canstein - Katte         R   O M            
CR 10  von Netzmer ("Gens d'Armes")   H B       O M           S Se
CR 13  Trabantgarde / Garde du Corps                            
   Heyden     B   R                

S

   Wartensleben     B                      
  Dragoons 1702 1704 1706 1708 1710 1712 1714
CR 4  Wreech - Blanckensee ("Leibdragoner")   H

B

      O            

S W

CR  7  Sonsfeld - von der Albe  

H

B C       M          

W

CR 11  Markgraf A. F. von Brandenburg-Schwedt                          

S

CR 12  Wittgenstein - Pannewitz - Anhalt-Dessau - Portail             O            

 

DR 1  Ansbach - Veyne - Wense     B       O M           W
DR 3  von Derfflinger (horse grenadiers)               M           Se W
    1702 1704 1706 1708 1710 1712 1714

While the Great Northern War was still going on in 1717 two dragoon regiments were raised under the command of A. von der Schulenburg (DR 5) and von Wuthenau (DR 6). The latter regiment came to be known as the "Porcelain Dragoons" since it consisted of former Saxon soldiers which the Prussian king had purchased from Saxony partly by paying with expensive porcelain. The dragoon regiment which was later known as DR 2 was originally "Kreis Dragoon Regiment Ansbach-Bayreuth", which 1717/18 was added to DR 1 until 1725 when it became a separate unit.

Read also about the campaigns of the Prussian army in 1740-1763.