Austrian Army : Österreichische Armee : Organization : Strength : Commanders

Hi, just came across this neat little site on the Austrian Army of the Napoleonic Wars. Not really on my radar as far as mustering forces but highly enjoyable and informative reading. Links are at the bottom of the post and I will add this to the Nap links available in the blog reader.

Austrian Army of the Napoleonic Wars “… the Austrian army … carried most of the burden of the war on land.
Though repeatedly defeated, it always rose again…” – Gunther Rothemberg
Austria was the most implacable of Napoleon’s continental enemies:
Austria at war with France – 108 months
Prussia at war with France – 58 months
Russia at war with France – 55 months
“Oldest and, next to the English, the most persistent of those foemen were the whitecoat Kaiserlichs.” – John Elting
” The great confusion of nationalities is a serious evil [ in the Austrian Army ] . In the British army, every man can at least speak English, but with the Austrians, even the NCOs of the non-German regiments can scarcely speak German.”
In 1809 the Austrian army was the third largest army in the World.
.via Austrian Army : Österreichische Armee : Organization : Strength : Commanders.
 
thanks for looking
dave
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