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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Battle of Hohenfriedberg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Battle of Hohenfriedberg, Attack of the Prussian Infantry, by Carl Röchling.
The Battle of Hohenfriedberg or Hohenfriedeberg between Austrians and Prussians in the War of the Austrian Succession (June 4, 1745) was one of the crowning achievements of Frederick the Great.
The Battle of Kesselsdorf was fought on December 14, 1745, between Prussia and the combined forces of Austria and Saxony.
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 Battle of Mollwitz Information
The Battle of Mollwitz was a Prussian battle with Austria on April 10, 1741.
It was the first battle of the new Prussian King Frederick II, in which both sides made numerous military blunders but Frederick the Great still managed to attain victory.
The Prussian infantry soon engaged the Austrian battle line and since they were some of the most well-drilled infantry of the period, were able to fire 4-5 shots a minute with their flintlock muskets, seriously outgunning their opponents.
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 Battle of Mollwitz - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Battle of Mollwitz was a Prussian victory over Austria on April 10, 1741.
It was the first battle of the new Prussian king Friedrich II.
This battle resulted in the claiming of Silesia, from Maria Theresa, for Prussia.
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 Ewald Christian von Kleist - LoveToKnow 1911
After distinguishing himself at the battle of Mollwitz (April io, 1741) and the siege of Neisse (1741), he was promoted captain in 1749 and major in 1756.
Quartered during the winter of 1757-1758 in Leipzig, he found relief from his irksome military duties in the society of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing.
Shortly afterwards in the battle of Kunersdorf, on the 12th of August 1759, he was mortally wounded while leading the attack, and died at Frankfort-on-Oder on the 24th of August following.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/War of the Austrian Succession
On 4 June was fought the Battle of Hohenfriedberg or Striegau, the greatest victory as yet of Frederick's career, and, of all his battles, excelled perhaps by Leuthen and Rossbach only.
The Battle of Roucoux (or Raucourt) near Liège, fought on 11 October between the allies under Prince Charles of Lorraine and the French under Saxe, resulted in a victory for the latter.
On 11 February a most confused battle was fought, in which the van and centre of the British fleet was engaged with the rear and centre of the allies.
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 Prussia
As a pretext for the war he took the treaties of succession of his forefathers with the rulers of several of the smaller Silesian duchies, made in 1537, for the nonfulfilment of which Austria seemingly was alone to blame.
He gained the battle of Mollwitz 10 April, 1741, and on 5 June formed an alliance with France, the chief of the other opponents of Maria Theresa; the intervention of England led him to agree to a truce on 9 October, which enabled Austria to make its military force equal to that of France.
In alarm Frederick advanced into Moravia, gained the battle of Chotusitz, 17 May, 1742, and in the Peace of Breslau, of 1 June of the same year, obtained from Austria the whole of Silesia, excepting the Countships of Glatz, Troppau, and Teschen.
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 Battle Index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Alma, battle of the 20 September 1854 (Crimea)
Jadar, battle of the, 12-21 August 1914 (Serbia)
Leipzig, battle of ('The Battle of Nations'), 16-18 October 1813
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 Battle of Mollwitz
The battle starts at 14.00 with the Austrians moving first.
If the Austrian packs Mollwitz town with his 2nd line and everything else gets beaten, we decided the day should be awarded to the Prussians.
Mollwitz and Pampitz are towns, Gruninghen and Hermsdorf villages.
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 Battles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
At the Battle of Zorndorf, Frederick intended to attack in the "Oblique Order." This was a form of attack intended to achieve overwhelming superiority at a vulnerable point in the enemy line and to withhold a wing for employment at a critical time during the battle.
Actually, as the Prussians, the "Battle of Kay" (as this battle is sometimes known) offers you an excellent opportunity to exhibit the tactical skills you've acquired from the first previous scenarios.
The battle of Torgau, while a victory, is not the decisive engagement Frederick needed.
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 The King of Prussia's Military Instruction to his Generals - Article XXII   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
In an open country, the order of battle should be equally strong throughout, for as the enemy's movements are unconfined, he may have reserved a part of his army which he may make use of to cut you out a little employment.
A new order of battle is represented in plate 13th, which differs from the others in having bodies of infantry placed at the extremities of the wings of the cavalry.
When he gives battle, he has a design in so doing: and if he has a design, it is his duty to be provided with every thing necessary for the execution of it, and of course he ought to be supplied with bread or biscuit for eight or ten days.
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 Franz Mehring: Absolutism and Revolution in Germany (Part 2c)
In the decade before the battle of Jena, he worked with the maximum effort on the reform of the Prussian army but, living in the midst of that army, he remained caught up, despite all his theoretical study of Napoleon’s campaigns, in Frederick’s strategy.
It was not until the autumn campaign of 1806, when he actually saw the French troops manoeuvering, in the last moves before the battle of Jena, which he as Chief of the General Staff of the Prussian Supreme Commander had to command, that the scales fell from his eyes.
Battle of Saint-Privat – A battle in 1870 in the Franco-Prussian War at which the Germans suffered heavy losses (8,000 men in a matter of minutes) as the result of the accuracy of French rifle-fire.
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 dawn_modern_ warfare_ index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Maneuvering prior to the Battle of Poitiers, 13-19 September 1356
The Battle of Rossbach, The Trap, 5 November 1757
The Battle of Leuthen, The Shift, 5 December 1757
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 Clausewitz, ON WAR - Book VII-Chapter 19   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
In respect to this readiness for battle, we therefore did not go beyond what we required to say in connection with this condition of an army in the 13th chapter of the 5th book.
But here, in considering the attack, we have to think of an enemy's army in cantonments in all respects as a special object; for, in the first place, such an attack is of a very peculiar kind in itself; and, in the next place, it may be considered as a strategic means of particular efficacy.
In 1741, Neipperg surprised Frederick the Great in his quarters; the whole of the result was that the king was obliged to fight the battle of Mollwitz before he had collected all his forces, and with a change of front.
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 History of Friedrich II by Thomas Carlyle: FIRST SILESIAN WAR, AWAKENING A GENERAL EUROPEAN ONE, BEGINS Chapter 10 ...
Of the Battle of Mollwitz, as indeed of all Friedrich`s Battles, there are ample accounts new and old, of perfect authenticity and scientific exactitude; so that in regard to military points the due clearness is, on study, completely attainable.
Mollwitz, at the present day, has something of whitewash here and there; one of the farmer people, or more, wearing a civilized prosperous look.
Considering the Battle of Mollwitz, and then, in contrast, the intricate Pragmatic Sanction, and what their consequences were and their antecedents, it is curious once more!
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 Battle of Mollwitz -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Battle of Mollwitz was a (A German inhabitant of Prussia) Prussian victory over (A mountainous republic in central Europe; under the Habsburgs (1278-1918) Austria maintained control of the Holy Roman Empire and was a leader in European politics until the 19th century) Austria on April 10, 1741.
It was the first battle of the new (additional info and facts about Prussian king Friedrich II) Prussian king Friedrich II.
The Prussian king had fled from the battlefield when the Austrians seemed to be winning.
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 Infantry Combat - Musket Volleys, Accuracy, Friendly Fire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
After one of the battles (Gettysburg) of Civil War the discarded 37,574 rifles were collected and sent to Washington to be inspected and reissued.
In May 1813 at the Battle of Bautzen behind the entire Russian infantry was posted a screen of Cossacks, whose function was to act as military police and stop any frightened individual.
In the heat of battle the soldier often forgot that in close range it was necessary to point the musket at the feet of a target because the kick of the musket threw the barrel up, causing the ball to arc up, to pass over the target.
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 Battle of Mollwitz
Battle of Mollwitz is one of the topics in focus at Global Oneness.
In 1741 the Prussians defeated the Austrians in the Battle of Mollwitz near Brieg.
Battle of Mollwitz: Encyclopedia II - Frederick II of Prussia - Kingship
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 Freefire Zone Forums - Von Seydlitz
It was the battle of Mollwitz in 1741 that Frederick the Great of Prussia learned the quality of cavalry.
His forces had no answer to the Austrian horseman's tactics of a heavy charge, with pistols fired from the saddle, followed by razor sharp sabre strokes at the heads of their opponent's horses and finally, as they hurled past, a backward slash which cut down the riders.
Later at the battle of Rossbach in 1757 the proof of his thoroughness and method was exemplified by one of the most rapid victories of all his campaigns.
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 List of battles 1401-1800
1428 Battle of Orleans English forces commanded by the Earl of Salisbury with duke of Bedford besiege French city and are driven off with the loss of their siege engines by Joan.
1547 Battle of Mühlberg[?] April 24 HRE Charles V captures elector of Saxony and lays siege to Wittenberg in the Schmalkaldic War.
1600 Battle of Nieuwpoort June 2 Battle between Dutch (led by Prince Mauritz) and Spanish army, led by Albrecht, archduke of Austria.
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 Horse & Musket: Great Battles - Scenario Packs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
With a selection of battles chosen for their uniqueness and variety, the Horse and Musket Scenario Pack adds to what is already the most comprehensive coverage of the 18th century ever in a computer wargame.
From his first trial by fire at Mollwitz to the slaughter of his battles against the army of Imperial Russia, all of Frederick’s greatest conflicts are here in this 2-volume expansion set.
From his first trial by fire at Mollwitz to the slaughter of his battles against the army of Imperial Russia, all of Frederick’s greatest battles are here in this 2-volume expansion set.
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 Frederick The Great 1-24 Sun Tzu The Art of War and Strategy Site by Sonshi.com.
I have never been so unhappy as to experience a situation of this sort with my whole army, but I remarked at the battle of Mollwitz, that it required a length of time to reanimate troops who had been disheartened.
It is only since the battle of Hohen-Friedberg, that my cavalry are become what they ever ought to be, and what they are at present.
If the enemy should discover a spy of any consequence in their camp, the compass is lost which was to have directed you, and you are unable to learn any thing of the enemy's movements but from your own eyes.
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 Frederick the Great's Military Instruction to Generals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The greater part of the orders of battle now existing are of ancient date: we tread in the steps of our ancestors without regulating matters according to the nature of the ground, and hence it is that a false and erroneous application so often takes place.
These six battalions are to place themselves in order of battle in front of the defile in two lines, as the checquered disposition of plate the fourth fully explains.
Those battles are the best into which we force the enemy, for it is an established maxim, to oblige him to do that for which he has no sort of inclination, and as your interest and his are so diametrically opposite, it cannot be supposed that you are both wishing for the same event.
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 War of Austrian Succession, 1741-1748
The Prussian army suffered from extraordinarily high numbers of deserters, as it was incapable of properly supplying her troops.
The Spanish defeated their Austrian opponents in the BATTLE OF VELLETRI 1744, but were defeated in the BATTLE OF CUNEO 1744.
In 1745, Spanish troops briefly occupied Milan;.in 1746 the Franco-Spanish troops were defeated by Austro-Savoyard forces in the BATTLE OF PIACENZA (June 16th) and in the BATTLE OF ROTTOFRENO (Aug. 10th).
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 Military History Battles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Article moved to Downs, battle of the (Naval battle), 21 October 1639
Article moved to Lech, battle of the, 15 April 1632
Article moved to Mollwitz, battle of, 10 April 1741
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 Battle of Mollwitz, 10 April 1741
Battle between Prussians and Austrians during the War of the Austrian Succession.
Frederick the Great was directly commanding the right, and was persuaded to leave the battlefield, the only time he left a battlefield before the battle was actually lost.
After Frederick left, the Prussian infantry showed it's superiority to the Austrian, and resisted every Austrian attack, both infantry and cavalry, before finally inflicting a defeat on the Austrians.
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 Battle of Mollwitz - TheBestLinks.com - Prussian, Frederick II of Prussia, Kurd Christoph Graf von Schwerin, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
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Battle of Mollwitz, Prussian, Frederick II of Prussia, Kurd Christoph Graf von...
The Prussian king flees from the battlefield when the Austrians seem to be wining.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Prussia
French and drove the latter to the Rhine in the battle of Crefeld, 23 June, 1758.
Frederick maintained himself against them at Zorndorf, 25 August, but the battle was not decisive, from here he hastened to Saxony, where the troops he had left behind were threatened by Daun, and he was surprised by Daun at Hochkirch on 14 Oct.
Brunswick, was cut to pieces in the battles of Jena and Auerstädt, fought on the same day (14 Oct.), after a skirmish at Saalfeld; Prince Louis Ferdinand died 18 October.
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 Frederick II of Prussia - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Prussia and Frederick have won all 5 battles against Austria in the two Silesian Wars
Afraid of being attacked by a resentful Austria, he decides to take the initiative.
1759 August 12: Disastrous defeat of Frederick and his army in the Battle of Kunersdorf
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 Seven Years War - Der Siebenjährige Krieg - La Guerre de Sept Ans
Friedrich is forced to give battle, defeating the Austrians.
Famous cavalry(!) attack against the flank of the Graner-Koppe, an unscalably steep hill on the Austrian left flank.
Feldmarschall Tschernyschew and 15,000 - 20,000 Russian troops are present at the battle, but do not attack in support of the Prussian army.
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