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Title
The Swedish Cannae
Description
Battle of Fraustadt
Subject
Publisher
Date
1706-02-13
Scenario#
DE05
Location
Fraustadt, Poland
Battle Name
Battle Narrative
The Battle of Fraustadt was fought on 2 February 1706 (O.S.) / 3 February 1706 (Swedish calendar) / 13 February 1706 (N.S.) between Sweden and Saxony-Poland and their Russian allies near Fraustadt (now Wschowa) in Poland. During the Battle of Fraustadt on February 3, August II was only 120 km away, with a cavalry force about 8,000 men strong. That was one of the main reasons that Swedish General Rehnski├Âld hurried to engage Schulenburg. The battle is an example of a successful pincer movement and was one of Sweden's greatest victories in the Great Northern War.
Narrative Source
Combatants
Swedish Empire
Russia
Additional Information
Great Northern War

Geolocation