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Battle Name : Orbaiceta

Date(s) : 15 October 1794 - 17 October 1794

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , French War of the First Coalition ,

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Coalition Forces [Spanish]

Type of battle : Land


The French force under General Moncey [with another eleven Generals commanding units] planned a complex pincer movement designed to trap and destroy the Spanish force. The Spaniards who were spread over a number of positions were badly mauled but managed to extricate about 9,000 of their men.


A village on the Spanish side of the western Pyrenees about 23 miles northeast of Pamplona. (Spain)

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French Forces

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Coalition Forces [Spanish]

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Casualties :
4,000 (30.77%)