Peacetime Strength of the French Army (1/8/14)

 

Cavalry
  Sqn. Regt.
  France Morocco Algeria-Tunisia Total
N. Africa
Total Total
Cuirassiers 48 - - - 48 12
Dragons 128 - - - 128 21
Chasseurs à Cheval 84 - - - 84 14
Hussards 56 - - - 56 14
Chasseurs d'Afrique - 9 15 24 24 6
Spahis - 13 12 25 25 4
             
Total 316 22 27 49 365 71

 

Infantry
  Bn. Regt.
  France Morocco Algeria-Tunisia Total
N. Africa
Total Total
Infanterie 528 - - - 528 173
Chasseurs à Pied 30 - - - 30 -
Zouaves 4 9 12 21 25 4
Infanterie Coloniale 36 - - - 36 12
Chasseurs Alpins - 1 - - 1 -
Tirailleurs Algériens - 19 21 40 40 9
Légion Etrangere - 5 4 9 9 2
Infanterie d'Afrique - 3 2 5 5 -
Infanterie de Marche Coloniaux - 7 - 7 7 -
Troupes Auxiliaires Marocains - 5 - 5 5 -
             
Total 598 49 39 88 686 200

 

Artillery (by Location)
  Btry. Regt.
  France Morocco Algeria-Tunisia Total
N. Africa
Total Total
Artillerie de Campagne (Field) 648 - - - 648 62
Artillerie de Montagne (Mountain) 10 4 - 4 14 2
Artillerie à Pied (Foot) 82 - - - 82 11
Artillerie Lourde (Heavy) 55 - - - 55 5
Groupes d'Afrique - 11 17 28 28 10
Artillerie Coloniale 21 7 - 7 28 3
             
Total 816 22 17 39 855 93

Artillery (by Type)
  Btry. Regt.
  Towed Horse Mountain Foot Heavy Total Total
Artillerie de Campagne (Field) 618 30 - - - 648 62
Artillerie de Montagne (Mountain) - - 14 - - 14 2
Artillerie à Pied (Foot)1 - - - 68 - 68 11
Artillerie Lourde (Heavy) - - - - 55 55 5
Groupes d'Afrique 17 - 4 7 - 28 10
Artillerie Coloniale 24 - 4 14 - 42 3
               
Total 659 30 22 89 55 855 93

 

Artillery (by Type and Origin)
  Btry.
  France Morocco2 Algeria-Tunisia Total
N. Africa
Total
Towed or Horse 648 - - - 648
Towed or Horse (Colonial) 21 11 9 20 41
Mountain 10 11 1 12 22
Foot 82 - 7 7 89
Heavy 55 - - - 55
           
Total 816 22 17 39 855

 

Notes:

(1) For figurres to add up with Artillery (by Type) it must be assumed that 14 batteries of Artillerie Coloniale were based in France and are included in the Artillerie à Pied figure.

(2) 3 batteries of of Morrocan towed and 4 batteries of mountain artillery were part of Artillerie Coloniale units. 4 additional batteries were based in France.

Source: Les Armées Françaises dans la Grande Guerre (Tome I, Volume 1).