Austrian Dragoons and Chevaulegers of the Seven Years' War, 1756–1763

Saxe-Gotha Dragoon Regiment

Austrian dragoon regiments consisted of ten dragoon and two grenadier companies, formed in six squadrons of two companies each. The elite horse grenadier squadron often fought detached from its parent regiment, either in the advance guard of an army, or as a mounted element of the Austrian grenadier corps. The dragoons pictured here are from Dragoner-Regiment Johann August Herzog zu Sachsen-Gotha. These 40 mm miniatures have been cast from Prince August moulds. The figures are painted with artist oils, and they are based on an upscaled 100 × 100 mm cavalry brigade stand compatible with the Volley & Bayonet game system. The unit represents a cavalry brigade of 1000 to 1500 men.

In 1758, an additional Chevauleger-Regiment Jung-Löwenstein was formed as part of Dragoner-Regiment Christian Fürst zu Löwenstein-Wertheim. This formation was separated from its parent regiment by decree dated 22 March 1759, and increased to ten companies, to satisfy the increased demand for light cavalry. In 1760, Dragoner-Regimenter Herzog von Württemberg, Sachsen-Gotha, Jung-Modena, Zweibrücken, and Erzherzog Joseph, were converted to Chevaulegers for the duration of the war.

Miniatures

  • Cavalry Man, 1:43 Prince August Nr. 11
  • Cavalry Trumpeter, 1:43 Prince August Nr. 26
  • Cavalry Standard, 1:43 Prince August Nr. 28
  • Cavalry Firing Rifle, 1:43 Prince August Nr. 47
  • Cavalry Firing Pistol, 1:43 Prince August Nr. 48
  • Austrian Dragoons, 25 mm RSM SYWA-CD
  • Austrian Dragoons, 1:72 Revell 02573
  • Austrian Dragoons with Command, 20 mm Outland 20610
  • Austrian Dragoons, 20 mm Outland 20611
  • Austrian Dragoons, 15 mm Old Glory SYA-08
  • Dragoon, 15 mm Essex Miniatures SYA15
  • Command pack: Dragoon Officer, Std. Bearer, Drummer, 15 mm Essex Miniatures SYA16
  • Austrian Dragoon Command, 10 mm Old Glory SYW-208
  • Austrian Dragoons, 10 mm Old Glory SYW-209
  • Austrian Dragoons, 1:300 Heroics & Ros MSY07
  • Austrian Horse Grenadiers, 1:300 Heroics & Ros MSY27

The following table list the Austrian dragoon regiments of the Seven Years' War from 1756 to 1763.

No. Proprietor Battles
D1 Erzherzog Joseph Lobositz, Prag, Breslau, Leuthen, Königgrätz, Spremberg, Breslau, Landeshut, Liegnitz, Peilau
D6 Joseph Wenzel Fürst Liechtenstein Lobositz, Hirschfeld, Reichenberg, Prag, Sebastiansberg, Asch, Kunersdorf, Gotha, Bautzen, Berlin, Torgau, Peilau
D7 Carl Joseph Fürst Batthyany Jasena, Reichenau, Lobositz, Reichenberg, Prag, Breslau, Leuthen, Hochkirch, Breslau, Dresden, Kunzendorf, Torgau, Teplitz, Freiberg
D9 Prinz Eugen von Savoyen
Ferdinand Graf Aspremont-Linden
Kolin, Berlin, Eulenburg, Herzfeld, Tanne, Meißen, Maxen, Torgau, Schweidnitz
D13 Erbprinz von Modena Prag, Kolin, Moys, Schweidnitz, Breslau, Leuthen, Schweidnitz, Neiße, Eulenburg, Pretsch, Maxen, Kammerndorf
C18 Christian Fürst zu Löwenstein-Wertheim, 1758 Olmütz, Wisternitz, Holitz, Stolpen, Hochkirch, Kunersdorf, Landeshut, Liegnitz, Lindewiese, Teplitz, Freiberg
D19 Ludwig VIII. Landgraf von Hessen-Darmstadt Kolin, Breslau, Leuthen, Görlitz, Hochkirch, Greifenberg, Günsberg, Cosdorf, Torgau, Leutmannsdorf
D28 Johann August Herzog zu Sachsen-Gotha Kolin, Moys, Breslau, Leuthen, Neiße, Topliwoda, Landeshut, Liegnitz, Peilau
D31 Ferdinand Prinz de Ligne, 1756
Graf Daun, 1757
Fürst von Löwenstein-Wertheim, 1758
Graf Saint Ignon, 1759
Kolin, Leuthen, Hochkirch, Zurlau, Maxen, Torgau, Hartmannsdorf, Adelsbach, Dittmannsdorf, Peilau
D37 Graf Kollowrat-Krakowsky Lobositz, Kolin, Breslau, Leuthen, Hochkirch, Kunersdorf, Landeshut, Liegnitz, Peilau
D38 Carl Eugen von Württemberg Kolin, Breslau, Leuthen, Predlitz, Wisternitz, Holitz, Domstadtl, Kunersdorf, Landeshut, Liegnitz, Niedermülsen, Schweidnitz, Leutmannsdorf, Schweidnitz
ZW August Graf Porporati, 1753
Friedrich Michael Pfalzgraf von Zweibrücken, 1757
Carl August Pfalzgraf von Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld, 1760
Reichenberg, Jungbunzlau, Prag, Kolin, Leuthen, Breslau, Olmütz, Wilsdruf, Dippoldiswalde
D(3) Andreas Graf Koháry
Michael Graf Althann, 1758
Hochkirch, Neiße, Landeshut, Schwarzwalden, Peilau
SD Stabsdragoner-Regiment Maxen, Torgau

Bibliography

  • Knötel-Sieg: Handbuch der Uniformkunde
  • Greenwood & Ball Ltd.: Uniforms of the Seven Years' War – Austria
  • Pengel & Hurt: Austrian Dragoons - Cuirassiers, 1740–1762
  • Liliane & Fred Funcken: Historische Uniformen, 18. Jahrhundert, Mosaik Verlag
  • Funcken, L. & F.: Historische Uniformen, p. 64
  • Günter Dorn & Joachim Engelmann: Die Schlachten Friedrichs des Großen
  • Wrede, Alphons Freiherr von: Geschichte der k. und k. Wehrmacht. Die Regimenter, Corps, Branchen und Anstalten von 1618 bis Ende des XIX. Jahrhunderts. Wien, Verlag von L.W. Seidel & Sohn, 1898-1903

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