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French Order of Battle for the Waterloo Campaign

This order of battle is for all French forces as of June 18th, the day of the twin battles of Wavre and Waterloo. Losses for the earlier battles at Ligny and Quatre Bras were approximately 15 and 8 bases of troops respectively. However, some of these may have already returned to the ranks by the time of June 18, so any re-creation of the June 16 battles would need to add only a portion (maybe 30%) of the "lost" bases.

All French line infantry for the battle can be treated as average. Due to their small size by this point in the campaign, virtually all French infantry regiments have been converged into their respective brigades, and many cavalry brigades have been converged into their parent divisions. For skirmish base allotments, continue to refer to the Troop Lists section of the Republique rules. Infantry brigades which contain both light and line units may deploy skirmish markers from half of bases present.

Present at Ligny on June 16 (Commanded by Napoleon): Imperial Guard, 3rd Corps, 4th Corps, 1st Cavalry Corps, 2nd Cavalry Corps, 4th Cavalry Corps,
Present at Quatre Bras on June 16 (Commanded by Ney): 2nd Corps, 3rd Cavalry Corps

Present at Waterloo on June 18 (Commanded by Napoleon): Imperial Guard, 1st Corps, 2nd Corps, 3rd Corps (Division Domon only), 6th Corps (minus 21st Division), 1st Cavalry Corps (Division Subervie only), 3rd Cavalry Corps, 4th Cavalry Corps,
Present at Wavre on June 18 (Commanded by Grouchy): 3rd Corps (minus Division Domon), 4th Corps, 6th Corps (21st Division only), 1st Cavalry Corps (Division Soult only), 2nd Cavalry Corps

French Army - Napoleon
Army Commanders: Ney (Army "group" Commander) and Soult (Major General)

Imperial Guard Corps - Mortier (absent)
1st Division (old guard) - Friant
Grenadier Brigade - 4 bases elite (1st & 2nd Grenadiers a Pied)
Chasseur Brigade - 4 bases elite (1st & 2nd Chasseurs a Pied)


2nd Division (middle guard) - Morand
Grenadier Brigade - 4 bases veteran (3rd & 4th Grenadiers a Pied)
Chasseur Brigade - 3 bases veteran (3rd & 4th Chasseurs a Pied)


3rd Division (young guard) - Duhesme
Tiralleur Brigade - 4 bases veteran (1st & 3rd Tiralleurs)
Voltigeur Brigade - 4 bases veteran (1st & 3rd Voltigeurs)


Guard Cavalry
Brigade Guyot - 3 bases elite heavy cavalry (Grenadiers a Cheval, Empress Dragoons)
Brigade Lefebre-Desnoettes - 4 bases elite medium cavalry (Chassuers a Cheval, Cheavau-leger lanciers)

Guard Artillery - Maurice
4 Heavy elite foot artillery batteries, 3 Medium foot artillery batteries, 2 Medium elite horse artillery batteries

1st Corps - d'Erlon
Corps Reserves
Division Jacquinot - 3 bases light cavalry (7th hussars, 3rd Chas. Chev., 3rd & 4th lancers)

1st Division - Allix
Brigade Quiot - 4 bases (54th, 55th line)
Brigade Bourgeois - 4 bases (28th, 108th line)
1 Medium foot artillery battery

2nd Division - Donzelot
Brigade Schmitz - 5 bases (13th light, 17th line)
Brigade Aulard - 4 bases (19th, 51st line)
1 Medium foot artillery battery

3rd Division - Marcognet
Brigade Nogues - 4 bases (21st, 46th line)
Brigade Grenier - 4 bases (25th, 45th line)
1 Medium foot artillery batteries

4th Division - Durutte
Brigade Pegots - 4 bases (8th, 29th line)
Brigade Brue - 4 bases (85th, 95th line)
1 Medium foot artillery battery

2nd Corps - Reille
Corps Reserves
Division Piré - 3 bases light cavalry (1st, 6th Chas. Chev., 5th, 6th lancers)
Artillery Leader - Pelletier

5th Division - Bachlu
Brigade Husson - 6 bases (2nd light, 61st line)
Brigade Campy - 5 bases (72nd, 108th line)
1 Medium foot artillery battery

6th Division - Bonaparte (Jerome)
Brigade Baudin - 5 bases (1st light, 3rd line)
Brigade Soye - 6 bases (1st, 2nd line)
1 Medium foot artillery battery

7th Division - Girard
Brigade Devilliers - 3 bases (11th light, 82nd line)
Brigade Pait - 5 bases (12th light, 4th line)
1 Medium foot artillery battery

9th Division - Foy
Brigade Marbais - 4 bases (92nd, 93rd line)
Brigade Jamin - 6 bases (100th, 4th light)
1 Medium foot artillery battery



3rd Corps - Vandamme
Corps Reserves
Division Domon - 2 bases light cavalry (4th, 9th, 12th Chas. Chev.)

8th Division - Lefol
Brigade Bellard - 5 bases (15th light, 23rd line)
Brigade Corsin - 4 bases (37th, 64th line)
1 Medium foot artillery battery

10th Division - Habert
Brigade Gengoult - 5 bases (11th, 34th line)
Brigade Dapreyroux - 5 bases (22nd, 77th line, 2nd Swiss Infantry)
1 Medium foot artillery battery

11th Division - Berthèzene
Brigade Dufour - 4 bases (12th, 56th line)
Brigade Lagarde - 4 bases (33rd, 86th line)
1 Medium foot artillery battery

4th Corps - Gérard
Corps Reserves
Division Vallin - 3 bases light cavalry (8th Chas. Chev., 6th Hussars)

12th Division - Pêcheux
Brigade Rome - 4 bases (30th, 96th line)
Brigade Schaeffer - 2 bases (63rd line)
1 Medium foot artillery battery

13th Division - Vichery
Brigade Le Captaine - 4 bases (48th, 69th line)
Brigade Desprez - 4 bases (59th, 76th line)
1 Medium foot artillery battery

14th Division - Hulot
Brigade Hulot - 4 bases (9th light, 11th line)
Brigade Toussiant - 4 bases (44th, 50th line)
1 Medium foot artillery battery

6th Corps - Mouton
19th Division - Zimmer
Brigade Bellair - 4 bases (5th 11th line)
Brigade Jamin - 3 bases (27th, 84th line)
1 Medium foot artillery battery

20th Division - Jeannin
Brigade Bony - 3 bases (5th light, 10th line)
Brigade Tromelin - 3 bases (47th, 107th line)
1 Medium foot artillery battery

21st Division - Teste
Brigade Lafitte - 3 bases (8th light, 40th line)
Brigade Penne - 3 bases (65th, 75th line)
1 Medium foot artillery battery

1st Cavalry Corps - Pajol
Division Soult - 2 bases light cavalry (1st, 4th, 5th Hussars)
Division Subervie - 2 bases light cavalry (1st, 2nd lancers, 11th Chas. Chev.)
1 Medium horse artillery battery

2nd Cavalry Corps - Exelmans
Division Strolz - 3 bases medium cavalry (5th, 13th, 20th Dragoons)
Division Chastel - 3 bases medium cavalry (4th, 12th, 14th, Dragoons)
1 Medium horse artillery battery

3rd Cavalry Corps - Kellermann
Division l'Heritier - 3 bases heavy cavalry (2nd, 7th Dragoons; 8th, 11th Cuirassiers)
Division d'Hurbal - 3 base armored cavalry (1st, 2nd Carabiniers; 2nd, 3rd Cuirassiers)
1 Medium horse artillery battery

4th Cavalry Corps - Milhaud
Division Wathier - 2 bases armored cavalry (1st, 4th, 7th Cuirassiers)
Division Delort - 3 base armored cavalry (5th, 10th, 6th Cuirassiers)
1 Medium horse artillery battery

 
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Special thanks to David Oliver and Tony Dalton for sending organizational suggestions for the French Waterloo OOBs.