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Battle Name : Molyatychy

Date(s) : 30 August 1708

Part of : Second or Great Northern War ,

Outcome : A victory for Swedish Rearguard over Russian forces

Type of battle : Land


The Swedish rearguard under Roos was camped about three miles from the main part of the Swedish army. Prince Michael Golitsyn lead a force of 9000 Russian infantry and 4000 dragoons shrouded in mist across a marsh. The Swedes were caught by surprise and two hours of fierce battle ensued until forces from the main Swedish camp came to the aid of their rearguard. The Russian withdrew in good order.
Technically a Swedish victory but the Tsar was delighted with the first ever attack by Russian infantry on their invaders.


About 75 miles South West of Smolensk, Russia. (Russia)

Casualty figures

Russian forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
2,700 (20.77%)

Swedish Rearguard

Number engaged :

Casualties :
800 (16.00%)