The Army of Max III Joseph

Kurfürst in Bayern

The Bavarian army was uniformed, armed and organized following the Austrian pattern. Regiments consisted of 2 battalions with 4 Füsilier and 1 Grenadier company each. Grenadier companies usually fought alongside the parent regiment, though they may have been detached occasionally, to form an elite battalion of converged grenadiers. The first six regiments in the following list fought at the Battle of Leuthen in 1757, where they and the Württemberg regiments bore the brunt of the Prussian attack against the town of Leuthen. Infanterie-Regiment Kurprinz, and Infanterie-Regiment Preysing had only 1 battalion present at Leuthen, they formed the combined Infanterie-Regiment Kurprinz/Preysing.

General Staff
Leib-Regiment Kurfürst in Bayern
Infanterie-Regiment Kurprinz in Bayern
Infanterie-Regiment Herzog Clemens
Infanterie-Regiment Minucci
Infanterie-Regiment Morawitzky
Infanterie-Regiment Preysing
Infanterie-Regiment Pfalz-Zweibrücken
Infanterie-Regiment Josef Hohenhausen
Infanterie-Regiment Pechmann
Kürassier-Regiment Fürst Taxis
Dragoner-Regiment Hohenzollern

Infanterie-Regiment Kurprinz in Bayern

Infanterie-Regiment Kurprinz in Bayern
Garrison: München
1757: Schweidnitz, Breslau, Leuthen
1758: Troppau, Oelmütz, Neisse

  • Kornflower blue coat.
  • Red stock.
  • White collar, cuffs, lapels, turnbacks, coat lining, kamisol, trousers and bandoliers.
  • Black gaiters, tricorne hat, cartridge box, bayonet scabbard.
  • White & blue cockade on tricorne hat.
  • Yellow buttons and hat lace.
  • Brass grenade on grenadier cartridge boxes.
  • Red-brown calfskin straps on tin water bottle and musket (red or white after 1740’s)
  • Black-brown Austrian pattern grenadier fur hats with red bag, white lace & tassel.
  • Cowhide knapsacks until 1757, later made from white or grey ticking.

Drummers: Black & blue horizontal stripes of lace; brass drums with white & blue hoops.

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