Rob Veenenberg
Netherlands
Vinkeveen
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Except for the battle around Plancenoit against the 4th Corps (Von Bülow) of the Prussian Army the French deployed their 6th Corps (2 Divisions: 19th and 20th); 2 (light) Cavalry Divisions: 3rd Domon (3 x Chasseurs a Cheval) and 5th Subervie (2 x Lancers, 1 x Chasseurs a Cheval), the Young Guard (4 Batalions of Tirailleurs and 4 of Voltigeurs) and 2 batalions of the Old Guard (1 Grenadiers and 1 Chasseurs), the last battle at Waterloo was that of the Guard attack.

The Middle Guard (7 batallions left for Waterloo) attacked the now comprimed Allies lines between Hougoumont and la Haie Sainte, with 6 batallions (2 x Grenadiers/4 x Chasseurs) attacking the "hill" crest, supported by 16 guns of the Middle Guard (2 x 8 guns); one Grenadier batallion Middle Guard in reserve on the Left Flank near Hougomont and 3 battallions of the Old Guard in Reserve (which never joined the attack): 1 Grenadier and 2 Chasseurs. They drove the British and German Legion back to be repulsed by Dutch and Belgian infantry and cavalry of Chassé, notably Detmers Brigade, the Guard retreated and finally retreated. British artillery did play an important role in firing devastating salvo's on the 5 attacking French Square Formations as did later Krahmer and the French Artillery in driving the initial defenses back and suppressing their fire on the advancing Squares.

For this Scenario French Middle and Old Guard Line Infantry (Grenadiers) and Light Infantry (Chasseurs) have to added along with 1 Guards Artillery card.
Advise: Copy French "Grenadiers Card (no1")" and "Chasseurs Card" (no 6?) and 1 Artillery Card and ONLY change the Moral Factor to 7 for the Young Guard and 8 for the Old Guard. Allies can use existing Cards.

Guard Strenth was about 3000 in the attack and 2000 in Reserve.

Allied defenses were Hannoverians of Kielmansegge; Nassauers of Kruse (3000); Halketts 5th Bde and Maitlands 1st Gds Bde (2500).These forces bent and partially fled during the last French assault.

Dutch/Belgian Counterattack was 6800 of Chassé: Detmers infantry Brigade; the Cavalry Brigades of Tripp (HC), Ghigny (LC), Merlen (LC), foot artillery of Krahmer and Lux. All about 12.500 strong. In this respect it is not so strange that the last French attack under Napoleon failed looking at the numbers involved.



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Santiago Senent
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Thank you.
It is an interesting contribution. I was thinking to design a similar scenario, but I didn't know how distributing the units.
Do you have the order of battle for this scenario and the deployment of the units on the Board? It would be interesting that you published it.
Best regards
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