Saxon army in the War of Polish Succession 1733-35.

by Vlad Gromoboy.

[Above are arms of Saxony, Poland & Lithuania from infantry company color]

By this moment I have detailed info for period 1733-34 and nothing about Saxons in the end 1734 - 1735. Saxon army during WPS took part in actions only in Poland, it fought for control over this country against Leshinski's supporters & by end of June 1734 the war in Poland had finished, so I can say, that I have a complete info for Saxons in the War of Polish Succession.

I would like to thank kindly Alexander Zamira (Russia) & Dan Schorr (USA) for the help in preparation of this materials.

Table of Contents:

General information.

Part I. Regimental histories.

Part II. Organisation.

Part III. Uniforms.

Part IV. Illustrations.

Part V. Colors and standards.

If you have any comments, questions, corrections or any additional information on this topic, please don't hesitate to e-mail me:

General information.

By the autumn 1733 Saxon army included 5 Guard troops, 12 infantry regiments, 8 cuirassier regiments, 4 dragoon regiments & several Frei-corps of different strength.

Guard (5)

Infantry (12)

Cuirassiers (8)

Dragoons (4)


* - Chevaliergarde, an elite ceremonial troop raised from Saxon nobles, was disbanded in 1733 shortly after the death of August the Strong.

** - Schweizer Garde (Swiss Guard) was a palace guard unit.

Saxon army also included Prunkkurassier. I don't have detailed info for this unit. After illustrations from Muller's book they look like Polish Hussars on Saxon service. They dressed in Saxon cavalry uniform & equipped with Polish Hussar armor. Muller gives no details for this unit, except the note, that they took part in summer manoeuvres.

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