Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Breitenfeld I (September 17, 1631)


Recently, Stephane at "De Rohan a Turenne" http://rohanturenne.blogspot.com/ posted a couple maps of the Thirty Years' War Battle of Breitenfeld I (1631) from Grimoard's Essai theorique ... (1775). My attempt to comment on the maps was effectively trashed by Google for some reason, but Stephane's post prompted me to pull my file on the battle and revisit the musings of contemporaries and others on the orders of battle of the opposing armies in this great battle -- a triumph of the Swedes (and, I suppose, their Saxon allies) over the combined armies of Imperial Austria and the Catholic League. Look for more on this in coming days or weeks.

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