Military rank dating back to napoleon


19-Sep-2019 16:58

Wikipedia suggests that "Royal Ordinances for the Regime, Discipline, Subordination and Service in his Armies" of 1768 was in place, but the Naopleonic Wars may have occasioned some reforms.

What were the military ranks used by the Spanish Empire?

I believe this will illustrate the basic pattern that then can be adjusted for national variations between Spain, Britain, France and Prussia.

As we leave the late Medieval period the basic components of an army are a mixture of medieval levies and *mercenary companies.

The general officers of the Spanish Army at the present time consist of Captain-Generals..................................

10 Lieutenant-Generals............................... 61 Marshals of Camp..................................142 Brigadiers........................................375 Total.............................................588 The Staff of the Army comprises: 3 brigadiers, 9 colonels, 12 lieutenant-colonels, 25 commandants, 60 captains, and 40 lieutenants. Eighty battalions of reserve, (provinciales.) During the war in Africa, these eighty battalions of reserve furnished 60,000 men, with 1,613 officers.

At a national level the need arose for I have made some generalizations here based on the English etymology of the ranks and titles. 234,788 20,010 Of the total number of soldiers 9,119 are officers and 225,669 rank and file.

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