Infanterie-Regiments Kurprinz in Bayern

Electorado de Baviera, 1756–1763

Regimiento de Infantería Kurprinz in Bayern, Electorado de Baviera, 1756–1763

The Inhaber of Regimiento de Infantería Kurprinz was the current electoral prince of Bavaria. With the accession to the throne of Charles Albert, Elector of Bavaria, as Holy Roman Emperor Charles VII Albert, on 12 Febrero 1742, Infanterie-Regiment Kurprinz adopted the name of the electoral prince, which it kept until 20 Agosto 1745. By decree of 28 Agosto 1753, the regiment was reduced from three battalions to two battalions with 2 grenadier and 8 Füsilier companies. The supernumerary companies were used to raise a new regiment, which the elector Kurfürst offered to Generalmajor Ludwig Graf Holnstein aus Bayern by executive ordinance of 4 Mai (SGBH, 121).

From Abril 1757, the Kurprinz regiment deployed one field battalion for service with the Auxiliar-Korps of the Austrian army. The battalion returned to Austria in Agosto 1758 for rest and recuperation, and it soon returned to its Amberg garrison via Straubing, reaching Amberg on 1 Septiembre. Due to the low strength of the field battalion, the regiment was permitted to even the number of rank and file of both battalions.

On 16 Mayo 1759, the Kurprinz regiment deployed one battalion to Ingolstadt, one grenadier company and three officers with 100 Füsiliers to the Rothenberg Fortress to thwart a possible incursion of Prussian troops into the Upper Palatinate (Oberpfalz). A detachment of one officer and 50 men was sent to Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz. On 20 Agosto, the regiment was able to withdraw its battalion from Ingolstadt and the two detachments at Neumarkt and Rothenberg (partially) to Amberg. The grenadier company remained on the Rothenberg. On 22 Febrero 1761, 150 Füsiliers of the regiment deployed to the Rothenberg and relieved 180 men of Infanterie-Regiment Herold, who returned to their Garrison at Amberg. Kurprinz and Herold now took turns guarding the Rothenberg for three months tours of duty.


  • Max Joseph Kurprinz in Bayern, 28 Marzo 1727
  • Ludwig Carl August Kurprinz in Bayern, 21 Febrero 1799
  • Ludwig Carl August Kronprinz in Bayern, 1 Enero 1806
  • Maximilian Kronprinz von Bayern, 13 Octubre 1825

Following the accession to the throne by Kurprinz Max Joseph, the regiment kept its name until it received Kurprinz Ludwig Carl August as the new Inhaber.


  • Oberst Johann Martin von Lacolonie, Enero 1744
  • Oberst Johann Albrecht von Krays, 15 Julio 1744
  • Oberst Franz Richard Gattermann, 1757–1759
  • Oberst Ferdinand Freiherr von und zu Freyen-Seyboltstorff, 1759
  • Oberst Bernhard von Dury, 1759–1763
  • Oberst Kaspar Joseph von Peckhofen (Peckhoff), 1763
  • Oberst Franz von Reinberg (Reinberger), 1771
  • Oberst Anton Freiherr von Onz, 1775


  • Straubing (staff and 6 companies)
    Stadtamthof (3 coys.), and Amberg (8 coys.), Septiembre 1752
  • Amberg (staff and 1 Btl.), and Rothenberg (1 Btl.), 20 Junio 1756
  • Amberg, Febrero 1757
  • Straubing, Agosto 1757
  • Amberg, Mayo 1758
  • Ingolstadt (1 Bataillon), Rothenberg (1 grenadier company, 3 officers and 100 Füsiliers),
    Neumarkt (1 officer and 50 men), 16 Mayo 1759
  • Amberg (regiment) and Rothenberg (1 grenadier company), 20 Agosto 1759
  • Amberg, 1 Marzo 1760
  • Straubing, Septiembre 1764


  • Regimentsstab (staff)
  • I. Leib-Bataillon
    • 1. Grenadier-Kompanie
    • 1. (Leib)Kompanie
    • 3. Kompanie
    • 5. Kompanie
    • 7. Kompanie
    • two 3-pounder battalion guns
  • II. Obristen-Bataillon
    • 2. Grenadier-Kompanie
    • 2. Kompanie
    • 4. Kompanie
    • 6. Kompanie
    • 8. Kompanie
    • two 3-pounder battalion guns

Two companies formed a division of the regiment, numbered from the flanks toward the center. Battalion guns were deployed on both flanks of a battalion, or on the flanks, and between the 3rd and 4th division of the regiment.


  • white coat with yellow buttons
  • white collar
  • white lapels with 8 buttons and buttonholes right and left
    2 buttons below the right lapel, and 2 buttonholes below the left
  • white cuffs with three buttons
  • white turnbacks
  • white shoulder-strap on the left
  • black stock
  • white vest with yellow buttons
  • white breeches
  • black gaiters with yellow buttons
  • black tricornio hat with yellow edging, black cockade, white/blue pompom (SGBH, 291), and company pompoms (SGBH, 293)
  • dark brown fur cap for grenadiers, with red bag, white lace and pompom
  • tamborileros wore dark blue uniforms, with narrow blue lace, arranged horizontally
  • duty officers wore a golden gorget
  • officers’ horses had a dark blue shabraque edged yellow (SGBH, 308), and the same pistol covers
Infanterie-Regiment Kurprinz in Bayern based for Volley & Bayonet

The Old Glory 15 mm figuras pictured here are mouted on a 76 mm wide and 38 mm deep wargame base, called regimental stand in Volley & Bayonet. The buildings in the background belong to a 100 × 150 mm city block compatible with this game system, which may be occupied by two regiments or one infantry brigade stand.


  • Austrian Infantry, 1:72 Figuras Revell 02574
  • Austrian Infantry, 15 mm Figuras Old Glory SYA01
  • Austrian Grenadiers, 15 mm Figuras Old Glory SYA02

Historia de Campañas

  • The grenadier company deploys to Rothenberg fortress, 10 Septiembre 1756
  • The battalion on the Rothenberg is relieved by one battalion of Régiment d’Infanterie Pechmach (without grenadiers), 11 Febrero 1757
  • II. Bataillon is mobilized for service with the Auxiliarkorps, 6 Abril 1757
  • Asedio de Schweidnitz, 1757
  • Batalla de Breslau, 1757
  • Batalla de Leuthen, 1757
  • Conquista de Troppau, 1758
  • Asedio de Olmütz, 1758
  • Return from campaign, 26 Agosto 1758
  • Detachment of 150 Füsiliers deployed on the Rothenberg, 22 Febrero 1760
  • The grenadier company on the Rothenberg is relieved, 1 Marzo 1760
  • The Füsilier detachment on the Rothenberg is relieved, Marzo 1763


  • 2. Bayerisches Infanterie-Regiment Kronprinz, 1902
  • 19. (Bayerisches) Infanterie-Regiment, 4., 15. und 16. Kompanie, 1921

Régiment d’Infanterie Kurprinz in Bayern looks very attractive in its blue uniform with white facings. Wargamers may use Austrian Seven Years’ War figures if there are no dedicated Bavarian miniatures available in the chosen figure scale.

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