Stephen is making a serious point here, and a revelatory one. Napoleon's intentions on 10 June were crystal clear. Soult's 'interpretation' of those intentions on 12 June are utterly contradictory and throw the plan out of kilter, crowding the army onto two axes of advance instead of three. If this is just a staff SNAFU it brands Soult as a total incompetent (which I don't believe he was). Could there be another explanation?