Battle of Abelsbach, 1762

Austrian center positions, looking toward Prussian right.   Background At the opening of the Prussian campaign in Silesia at the beginning of July, the Austrian General Brentano could count only on part of his corps. Indeed, 2 battalions of Loudon grenadiers, 1 grenzers battalion and Nádasdy Hussars had been sent to Burkersdorf (present-day Burkatów). On July 3 at 11:00 Read More…

Tanksgiving 2017, Battle of Brody 1941.

Background The Battle of Brody (other names in use include Battle of Dubna, Battle of Dubno, Battle of Rovne, Battle of Rovne-Brody) was a tank battle fought between the 1st Panzer Group’s III Army Corps and XLVIII Army Corps (Motorized) and five mechanized corps of the Soviet 5th Army and 6th Army in the triangle formed by the towns Dubno, Lutsk, and Brody between 23 and 30 June 1941. It is known in Soviet Read More…

Battle of Spie, 1761

Background After escaping from the encircled fortress of Colberg (actual Kołobrzeg) at the beginning of November 1761, prince Eugen von Württemberg made a junction at Greiffenberg (actual Gryfice) with a corps under lieutenant-general Platen on November 16. At the end of November, the prince of Württemberg resolved to make a last attempt to force the Read More…

Battle of Palzig (1759)

Background At the end of April 1759, a large Russian army (about 70,000 men) started its advance on Brandenburg. Dohna, the commander of the small Prussian army (18,000) in this area, was very slow to react. At the beginning of June, the Russian army, now under general Piotr Semionovitch Saltykov, had managed to concentrate at Read More…