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Battle Name : Malsch

Date(s) : 09 July 1796

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

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

Type of battle : Land


The Austrians attempted to halt the French advance. The attack against the French centre failed and the more numerous French began an outflanking manoeuvre which forced the Austrians to withdraw. Though losses on both sides were similar the French had gained the ground.


A village in southwestern Germany about 6 miles east of Rastatt.

More details

The Austrians continued to fall back to Pforzheim on the river Nagold in the Black Forest hills.

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
2,400 (6.67%)

Coalition Forces [ Austrian]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
2,600 (8.13%)