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The Bavarian Army in the war of Spanish succession





 
The Bavarian army, like the army of other German States after the Treaty of Westphalia, grew slowly. In 1664 it numbered 1,750 and by 1675 it had grown to the 8,00 men that fought with the allies in the Grand Alliance. In the war of Spanish Succession Bavaria changed sides early on to fight in the side of the french. The Elector Max II Emanuel was somewhat enamoured of the French and Louis XIV and in consequence the Bavarian army from 1700 onwards had many of the French characteristics. The alliance was to cost Bavaria greatly in particular in the year of the Schellenburg and Blenheim.
 
Like many other European nations distinct uniforms for the Bavarian army dated from this era, beginning in 1671; not surprisingly in fashion and cut they were similar to other armies of the period.
 
I will be adding other infantry regiments along with cavalry such as Cuirassier Regiments plus the Leibgarden which consisted of Halberdiers, Garde Carabinierss and Garde Grenadiers. The three Dragoon Regiments the Schier that became Santini 1701, Acro that became Fels in 1699 and then Torrinf-Seefel in 1703 and Monasteroi. Then there is the solitary Hussar Regiment Locatelli. Then finally artillery and Generals to complete the army.
 
Bavarian Foot Regiments

 Regiment
Coat
Lining
Cuffs
Waistcoat
Breeches
Stockings
Additional Information
Leib Regiment
Fusiliers
Grenadiers
 
Sky Blue
Sky Blue
                
Blue
Sky Blue
 
White
Sky Blue
 
Sky Blue
Sky Blue
 
Sky Blue
Sky Blue
 
Grey
Grey
 
Black tricorn edged white and silver for Officers.
Coat had 20 wide and 13 narrow silver bars. 1704 black conical bearskin, red bag silver lace and white   tassel.
Kurprince or
Prince Electoral
 
Sky Blue
 
Sky Blue
 
Sky Blue
 
Sky Blue
 
Sky Blue
 
Grey/White
Four wide and 8 narrow white loops on coat. Silver lace on hat. Grenadiers hat brown fur, red bag, white lace.
Mercy or
Haxthausen
 
Sky Blue
 
Red
 
Red
 
Sky Blue
 
Sky Blue
 
Grey/White
Black hat laced white. NCOs had red coats with sky blue cuff etc..
Maffei
Sky Blue
Yellow
Yellow
Sky Blue
Sky Blue
Grey
Black hat laced white with blue and white cockade. Tin buttons.
Lutzenberg
Sky Blue
Red
Red
Red
Red
Grey
Black hat laced white with blue and white cockade. Tin buttons.
Tattenback or
Rivera
Sky Blue
Bright Yellow
Bright
Yellow
Bright Yellow
Sky Blue
Red or Grey
Black hat laced white with blue and white cockade. Tin buttons.
Spilberg
Sky Blue
Red later
Dark Blue
Red later
Dark Blue
Dark grey
Dark Grey
Grey
Black hat laced white.
D’Octfort
Sky Blue
Sky Blue
Sky Blue
Grey
Sky Blue
Grey
 
Bettendorf
Sky blue
Red
Red
Red
Pale Blue
Pale Blue
Tin Buttons
  
 
Lieb Infantry Regiment
 

 

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