The Russians had Warsaw in their sights, and they would have pounded it into rubble and murdered all and sundry if the king did not capitulate and surrender.
You mean the same Warsaw that was defended by a f*ckton of redoubts, 7.000 soldiers and 10.000 militia and which could not be taken by 30.000 Prussians with 90 cannons but according to you would be captured by 17.000 Russians with 50 cannons under Fersen? Warsaw had f*cking siege artillery defending it, no one was going to pound it anytime soon, learn history mate then talk rubbish.
2. Though glorious in the popular imagination, Racwawice is hardly a great victory and a minor battle in the greater scheme of things.
Jesus Christ mate you dont even know which war we're discussing do you? We're not talking about Kościuszko's insurrection but the war in the defence of the constitution.
3. If the Poles would have shown any possible sign of success (which they did not) Than the Prussians would have put greater forces into the field.
Still an uneducated troglodite aint you?
Battles at Krzemień, Markuszów,battles of Zieleńce all of them won. As for Prussians they couldnt put greater forces because at the time they were broke, 30.000 men was IT which is why they were so desperate for Russia to win, should Russia lose the war Poland was likely to end Prussia as a state.
4. Although the Poles had the numbers they did not have the equipment to fight a sustained battle against two professional armies.
Poles had 70.000 men against 90.000 Russians and 30.000 Prussians and thats not counting units raised, they had more than enough in numbers and equipment.
Russia was unable to bring more due to it being an effing huge country and Prussia couldnt bring more because it was at the time a bankrupt state, Poland had every chance of ripping it enemies a new one IF its king had the nuts for the job.
Sadly he turned traitor.
And I am not depreciating the revolution, it was quite extraordinary by European standards. I am just looking at the matter realistically.
Cameron we're not talking about Kościuszkos uprising in 1794 but about polish-russian war in 1792 in which the polish king betrayed Poland despite the war going well for the Poles.