Wavre

June 18, 1815

wavre.gif (33466 bytes) The battle of Wavre is the famous delaying action of Thielmann’s 3rd corps of Prussians against Marshal Grouchy and the force sent to break through. In this scenario we consider what Grouchy could have done to prevent the Allied follow up after the battle of Waterloo. Historically he vacillated and did not break through the Prussian line until June 19, the day after Waterloo. In this scenario the French must be in possession of the bridge at Wavre and one of the bridges at Limal and Limalette so that they may meet the bulk of the Prussian army in the rear before 6 PM Game begins at 1 PM with the French entering however quickly their pips allow them.

Game details

Turns 1 PM - 6 PM.

Thielmann’s corps must start within 10 inches of Wavre with the exception of Stengel’s brigade who are at Limal. French enter from the crossroads at the bottom of the board in following order: II corps, IV Corps, 1st Reserve Cavalry, 2nd Reserve cavalry.

 

 

Prussians

III Corps

Von Theilmann (C in C) Pr Good  

 

9th Brigade

VonBorcke Pr Gd                          
8th Jaegers PrLM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10        
30th I.R 1 batt PrSM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12    
30th I.R 2 batt PrSM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12    
1st Kurmark Landwehr PrM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10        

 

10th Brigade

Von Kemphen Pr Gd                          
27th I.R 1 batt PrSM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12    
27th I.R 2 batt PrSM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12    
2nd Kurmark Landwehr1 batt PrM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10        
2nd Kurmark Landwehr2 batt PrM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10        

 

11th Brigade

Von Luck Pr Gd                          
3rd Kurmark Landwehr1 batt PrM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10        
3rd Kurmark Landwehr2 batt PrM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10        
4th Kurmark Landwehr1 batt PrM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10        
4th Kurmark Landwehr2 batt PrM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10        

 

12th Brigade

von Stulpnagel Pr Gd                          
31st I.R 1 batt PrSM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12    
31st I.R 2 batt PrSM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12    
5th Kurmark Landwehr1 batt PrM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10        
5th Kurmark Landwehr2 batt PrM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10        
6th Kurmark Landwehr1 batt PrM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10        
6th Kurmark Landwehr2 batt PrM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10        
Horse Artilley #20 HA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8            

 

III Artillery Corps

von Lehmann Av Gd                          
Horse Artilley #19 HrA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8            
Foot Artilley #7 MA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8            
Foot Artilley #35 HvA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8            

 

III Corps Cavalry

Von Hobe Pr Av                          
Horse Battery 18 PrHrA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8            

 

1st Brigade

Von derMarwitz Pr Av                          
7th Uhlans PrLa 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8            
8th Uhlans PrLa 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10        
3rd Kurmark Landwehr PrLa 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8            
6th Kurmark Landwehr PrLa 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8            

 

2nd Brigade

Von Lottum Pr Av                          
5th Uhlans PrLa 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8            
7th Dragoons PrHC 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8            
9th Hussars PrLC 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8            

 

Detached from I Corps (at Limal)

Stengel’s Brigade

Stengel Pr Pr                          
19th I.R. PrSM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10        
6th Uhlans La 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8            

 

French

C in C

Grouchy Fr Good
Staff Officer Fr Good

 

I Reserve Cavalry

Pajol Fr Good
Staff Officer Fs Good

 

9th Cavalry Division

Maurin Fr Av                          
6th Hussars LC 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9          
8th Chasseurs LC 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8            
6th Dragoons HC 1 2 3 4 5 6 7              
16th Dragoons HC 1 2 3 4 5 6 7              
3/3 Horse Artillery HrA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8            

 

4th Cavalry Division

Soult Fr Av                          
1st Hussars HC 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10        
4th Hussars HC 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8            
5th Hussars HC 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9          
1/1 Horse Artillery HrA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8            

 

II Reserve Cavalry

Exelmans Fr Average
Staff Officer Fr Average

 

9th Cavalry Division

Stroltz Fr Av                          
5th Dragoons HC 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10        
13th Dragoons HC 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8            
15th Dragoons HC 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8            
20th Dragoons HC 1 2 3 4 5 6 7              
1st Horse Artillery HrA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8            

 

10th Cavalry Division

Chastel Fr Av                          
4th Dragoons HC 1 2 3 4 5 6 7              
12th Dragoons HC 1 2 3 4 5 6 7              
14th Dragoons HC 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8            
1st Horse Artillery HrA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8            

 

III Corps

Vandamme Fr Gd                          
Staff Officer Fr Ave                          
2/1 Foot Artillery HvA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8            

 

10th Division

Habert Fr Gd                          
34th Ligne FSM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
88th Ligne FSM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
22nd Ligne FSM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
70th Ligne FSM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10        
2nd Foreign (Swiss) FSM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8            
2/18 Foot Artillery MA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8            

 

8th Division

Lefol Fr Av                          
15th Legere FLM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
23rd Ligne FSM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
37th Ligne FSM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
64th Ligne FSM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8            
6/7 Foot Artillery MA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8            

 

11th Division

Berthezene Fr Av                          
12th Ligne FSM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
56th Ligne FSM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
33rd Ligne FSM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
86th Ligne FSM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8            
2/17 Foot Artillery MA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8            

 

IV Corps

Gerard Fr Gd                          
Staff Officer Fr Gd                          
5/5 Foot Artillery HvA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8            

 

14th Division

Hulot de Mazerney Fr Av                          
9th Legere FLM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
111th Ligne FSM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
44th Ligne FSM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12    
50th Ligne FSM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9          
3/5 Foot Artillery MA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8            

 

13th Division

Fichery Fr Av                          
59th Ligne FSM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
76th Ligne FSM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12    
48th Ligne FSM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12    
69th Ligne FSM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12    
2/5 Foot Artillery MA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8            

 

12th Division

Pecheux Fr Av                          
30th Ligne FSM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8            
96th Ligne FSM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12    
63rd Ligne FSM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12    
6th Legere FSM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8            
5/2 Foot Artillery MA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8            

 

21st Infantry Division (may be attached to any corps)

13th Division

Fichery Fr Av                          
8th Legere FLM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12    
65th Ligne FSM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8            
75th Ligne FSM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12    
8/3 Foot Artillery MA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8