Napoleon Series Archive 2015

Waterloo showed Wellington to be merely competent

“Success was only assured for Wellington when Blücher made good on his promise to re-join the battle, with his army entering from the east of the battlefield on to Napoleon’s right flank. Wellington's strategic (the wider Hundred Days campaign) and tactical (the conduct of the battle of Waterloo) command was competent, not brilliantly conceived as historical writers have us believe.”