Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Austrian Cavalry

There were two wings of cavalry in Daun's main army, under two of the most-famed austrian generals, Buccow and O'Donnell.
The General der Kavallerie Adolph Nicolaus, Baron Buccow was reputed by Daun as "an admirabily active and versatile commander". Anyway he was disliked by Lacy. At Torgau he commanded the right-wing cavalry and directed some important counterattacks, suffering a wound which contribuited to his removal from active service.
The first line was formed by the Brigade Voghera, CR3, Erzherzog Leopold, CR 27 Benedikt Daun

and one of my favorite regiments, DR 9 Aspremont-Linden, better known as "Savoyen":

The second line was formed by Brigade Wiese, with DR 7 Batthyany and CR (ii) Buccow:

The left wing was under the command of the General der Kavallerie Carl O'Donnell of irish descent, which at Torgau distinguished himself repelling the Holstein attack. He took the control of the Army after Daun's wound.
According to Duffy "...was of an amiable disposition, he played the flute, and he enjoyed the company of a young mistress named Augusta. Daun describes him as being something of a showman".

Here is in front of CR4 Erzherzog Ferdinand from the Brigade Lobkowitz:

the other two regiments of the Brigade, DR 19 Hessen-Darmstadt (red-coated) and CR 25 Anhalt-Zerbst:

The second line was formed by Brigade Zollern, CR 14 O'Donnell and CR 26 Emanuel von Portugal:


lekw said...

Great looking figures, fantastic blog!!!

mekelnborg said...

Also interesting to see they both have the hand in the vest over the stomach, later on the public thinks this was invented by Napoleon.

I have done it myself several times ahem.

taio said...

excelent blog

peter said...

Very nice blog with some good historical information.
And with well painted figures!
You've got yourself a new follower on this project ;-)

CarloAntonio said...

Very great work !! Fantastic look !!

Cavolo !! &mm !! Ma come fai ?? Fantastico , complimenti !!


CarloAntonio said...

I need to let you know that I have nominated you for the "Stylish Blogger Award"
Te lo meriti !!