Military Subjects: Battles & Campaigns


Military Cross-Reference Index

There are numerous articles and papers that cover many different aspects of the Napoleonic Campaigns and Battles. There are memoirs, orders-of-battle, doctrine, and battlefield tours among others. There are are so many, we decided to list only those that dealt with specific battles and campaigns in this section. However, so that you can find all related documents, we have developed a Military Cross Reference Index. If you can not find the information you are looking for in the list below, check our Index.


Cinti, Maurizio
La Maddalena, 1793

La Maddalena, 22/25 February 1793. The baptism of fire for a young Lieutenant Colonel, a certain Napoleone Di Buonaparte from Ajaccio.

Goetz, Robert
Catherine the Great’s Military Contribution to the Struggle against France: 1793-1796

An overview of Russia's involvment in the Revolutionary Wars.


Bois, Mark
Hesitant Brothers: French and Irish Revolutionaries, 1795-98

Davis, Peter
French Cavalry Defeats Dutch Fleet?

Did the French cavalry really capture the ice-bound Dutch fleet?


Scattolin, Roberto A.
The Fortress of Peschiera: Territorial Defence Resolutions and Geo-Strategic Applications in 1796 Repubblica Marciana

The impact of the Franco-Austrian Campaign on the Republic of Venice.

Verona 1796-1797: Popular Rejection and Subtractive Curtailments of Monetary Economics in the Chronicled Memorial of Valentino Alberti

The impact of the French occupation on the people of Verona.

Voykowitsch, Bernhard
Lonato 1796

Diving into the vast material of the Vienna Kriegsarchiv, Bernhard Voykowitsch found the Austrian orders of battle and reports.

Vital-Duran, Gabriel
1796-1798 : Trois tentatives d’invasion françaises en Irlande

Three attempts by the French to invade Ireland (1796-1798)


Glover, Gareth
British Static Fortifications to Meet the Treat of Invasion 1798 - 1814

A look at the British fortifications built in the Napoleonic Wars, designed to prevent an invasion and manned by the Royal Artillery.

Holmberg, Tom
The Defense of Great Britain

A collection of primary source documents showing how the British government prepared for a possible French invasion.

Millar, Stephen
French Naval Order of Battle at Aboukir Bay (Battle of the Nile): 1-2 August 1798

The ships and their commanders.

Pappas, Dale
The Conflict for Malta, 1798 – 1802

The struggle for Malta during the Napoleonic Wars.

Vovsi, Eman
Forces and Strength of the Army of the Orient

Napoleon's Army in Egypt in 1798

The Power and Question of Faith: Murad Bey’s Pros and Cons during the French Invasion of Egypt, 1798-1801

The struggle for Egypt from a Mameluk's perspective.


Acerbi, Enrico
The 1799 Campaign in Italy

A look at the forces, personalities, and battles of this pivotal campaign in Napoleon's career.

Brier, Bob and Mary Mendenhall Wood
Napoleon in Egypt: The Battle of Chobrakit

A little known, but important battle that preceded the battle of the Pyramids.

Feinberg, Herb
North to Palestine: Napoleon Marches Against the Turks

Bonaparte's campaign against the Ottoman Empire in Palestine.

Gichon, Mordechai
Jaffa, 1799

The siege of Jaffa.

Runyan, Cory
Napoleon in Egypt

Every now and then, in the study of history one will encounter an episode so strange and unusual that it captures the attention and the imagination. The Egyptian Campaign is one such example...

Vital-Durand, Gabriel
Seringhapatam: 4 mai 1799

The battle where the young future Duke of Wellington, beat the Sultan Tippoo. In French.

The Eye of the Cyclone at the Fall of the XVIII Century:  The Ill-Fated Helvetic Republic (1798-1803)
Note: This paper won an Honorable Mention in the Best General History Category of the 2004 Napoleon Series Writing Contest!

A look at the battles in the Alps.


Crowdy, T.E.
Marengo 1800 – a Lost Account

What really happened at Marengo. . .

Marengo and the Journal of General Jean Boudet

General Jean Boudet commanded a division in the Marengo Campaign.

Marengo: Kellermann’s Charge and the Forgotten Brigade

A new look on the charge that won Marengo for Napoleon

Kiley, Kevin
La Garde a Feu! The Consular Guard at Marengo

Did the Consular Guard turn and run at Marengo?

Scattolin, Roberto
Clash of Arms:  Marengo, 14 June 1800

A brief overview of the battle.

van Uythoven, Geert.
About the March of the French Artillery across the Alps: 1800

A contemporary account of how the French artillery was carried through the Grand Saint Bernard Pass.


Vital-Durand, Gabriel
Capitulation du général Menou: 31 août 1801

What happened in Egypt after Napoleon left. In French.


Holmberg, Tom
Monson's Retreat: India,1804

Tom Holmberg shows that the Napoleonic Wars were truly a world war in his article about a disastrous retreat during the the Second Anglo-Maratha War in India.

Millar, Stephen
Seizing the Gold of Spain: the Action off Cape Santa Maria

British frigates intercept the Spanish gold fleet!


British Fleet at Trafalgar

French Fleet at Trafalgar

Spanish Fleet at Trafalgar

Goetz, Robert
Russian Naval Forces in the Mediterranean: 1805-1809

Russian Land Forces in the Adriatic: 1803-1807

A pair of articles dealing with the Russian presence in the Mediterranean.

Mikaberidze, Alexander
Report on Killed and Missing in Action at the Battle of Austerlitz: 2 December 1805

These are figures based on the after-action reports of the Russian commanders.

Report on the Losses of Russian Artillery Units at the Battle of Austerlitz: 2 December 1805

These are figures based on the after-action reports of the Russian artillery commanders.

A Few Notes on the Russian Losses at Austerlitz

Information on Russian casualties and what happened to the thousands of wounded left behind in French care.

Millar, Stephen
Russian-Austrian Order-of-Battle at Austerlitz: 2 December 1805

A detailed order-of-battle down to regimental size units.

Miscellaneous Russian After-Action-Reports
Lieutenant General Peter Bagration’s Report to General Mikhail Kutuzov on Actions at Austerlitz
General Buxhöwden’s Report to General Kutuzov on the Battle of Austerlitz
Lieutenant General Miloradovich’s Report to General Kutuzov on the Battle of Austerlitz
Lieutenant General Przhebishevsky’s Report on Actions of the 3rd Column during the Battle of Austerlitz

Primary source material from the Russian State Archives. Translated by Alexander Mikaberidze

Scattolin, Roberto
Popular Support and Military Inadequacy in the Transcaucasic Sphere of Strategic Dominance: a 1805 Georgian Lamentation

The Russian - Persian War of 1805

Uythoven, Geert van
The Batavian Army at the Cape of Good Hope (South Africa) in 1805, Opposing the British under General Janssens

Order-of-Battle of the Dutch troops defending the Cape of Good Hope.


Auerstadt and Jena

Burnham, Robert
Marshal Davout's Orders leading to the Battle of Auerstädt (In French)

Marshal Davout's Orders leading to the Battle of Auerstädt (In English)

Although many marshals and generals of the Napoleonic Wars have left memoirs of the events they participated in, they rarely include actual sets of orders that they received that led up to these events. The following are the orders Marshal Davout received from Imperial Headquarters in the week prior to the battle and in some cases his response to those orders.

Kiley, Kevin
Prussian Light Infantry in the Jena Campaign

A look at why were the Prussians so deficient in their light infantry arm during the 1806 campaign.

Millar, Stephen

Disposition of Prussian Infantry Regiments for the 1806 Campaign

The Prussian Army at Auerstadt: 14 October 1806

The Prussian-Saxon Army at Jena: 14 October 1806

The Orders-of-Battle for the Prussian- Saxon forces at Auerstadt and Jena.

The Golymin and Pultusk Campaign

Goetz, Robert

The next three articles won the 2002 Napoleon Series Writing Contest "Best Military Paper Award"!

Action at Borkowo, 24 December 1806

Cavalry combat between French and Russian forces in the early stages of the Campaign in Poland.

Action at Kolozab, 24 December 1806

The second of three actions in which the French sought to force crossing of the Wkra River

Action at Sochocin, 24 December 1806

The third of three actions in which the French sought to force crossing of the Wkra River

Greg Gorsuch

French Order-of-Battle during the the Golymin and Pultusk Campaign

Detailed orders-of-battles for the French forces.


Benningsen, Baron
Prelude to Eylau: Benningsen's Report to the Czar
Original Document Translated by Greg Troubetzkoy

Baron Benningsen was the over-all Russian commander, and was expected to make periodic reports to the Czar. Written a week before the battle of Eylau, it shows the rather optimistic view of the Russian commander.

Crowdy, T.E.
Cover up at Mohrungen 25 January 1807

Did the French 9th Light Infantry Regiment lose their Eagle at the battle of Mohrungen?

Davidov, Denis
The Battle of Eylau
From Denis Davidov's Memoirs
Translated and introduced by Greg Troubetzkoy

The battle as seen through the eyes of a Russian officer.

Gorsuch, Greg (Translator)
Eylau: Precis Des Travaux de la Grande Armée (In French)
Eylau: An Abstract of the Chronological Exploits of the Grand Army (In English)

A reprint and translation of the 1807 book: "Precis Des Travaux de la Grande Armee, Par Ordre de Dates; Avec un Expose des principaux faits qui se sont passses pendant la glorieuse et memorable Campagne de 1806 a 1807, depuis le depart de S. M. I. NAPOLEON-LE-GRAND, jusqu'a la bataille d Eylau."

Lessons on 1807: Maneuvers of Eylau and Friedland by Pierre Grenier

An indepth study of the French Cavalry in the 1807 Polish Campaign.

Holmberg, Tom
Danish Privateering:  1807-11

Denmark waged a war against American shipping in the North and Baltic Seas, causing huge losses to the U.S. merchant fleet.

Hugo, A.
France Militaire. Histoire des Armées Françaises de Terre et de Mer de 1792 à 1837:Chapter IV: Expédition du Portugal
Translated by Tim Mahon

First published in 1838, a look at the French invasion of Portugal in 1807 - 1808.

Kiley, Kevin
Action Front! Senarmont at Friedland

During the battle of Friedland, General Senarmont improvised a new artillery tactic to crush the Russian forces to his front. This artillery assault was one of the most aggressive artillery actions of the Napoleonic Wars.

Megorsky, Boris V.
Rearguard Action Near Eylau: 7 February 1807

On 7th February 1807, the Russian Army was retreating from the town of Landsberg to Preussisch-Eylau where the Commander-in-Chief, General Bennigsen, decided to fight a decisive battle with Napoleon...

Mikaberidze, Alexander
Napoleon's Polish Campaign: General Peter Bagration during January - February 1807

The role of Russian General Bagration during the Winter Campaign of 1807

Millar, Stephen
Russian-Prussian Order-of-Battle at Eylau: 8 February 1807

A detailed order-of-battle of the Russian and Prussian forces.

French Order of Battle for Friedland: 14 June 1807

A detailed order-of-battle of the French forces.

Spett, Stefan
Accidental Enemies: When the Dutch Fought the Swedes in 1807

Marshal Mortier's VIII Corps invaded Swedish Pomerania in January, 1807. The 2nd Dutch Hussars participated although a chevaux-leger regiment did most of the fighting. During the blockade of Stralsund in February-March a large area of Pomerania was nearly unoccupied and was not asked to make contributions. On 1 April, the Swedes made a breakout. The fighting was not very bloody, but it was noisy.

Spett, Stefan
The Forgotten Debacle: Dänholmen Island, Swedish Pomerania August 1807

How the little island of Dänholmen guarding the harbour of Stralsund was transformed into the outpost of the Swedish Army.


Brown, Steve
All Bound For Lisbon: British Army Movements to and from the Peninsula, 1808 to 1814

A look at the arrival and departure of the British regiments in Wellington's Army in the Peninsula.

British Losses in the Corunna Campaign

Based on research in the National Archives

Centeno, João
Portuguese Army Actions: 1808

Combats, sieges, and battles that the Portuguese Army fought in.

Cueto, Dionisio Álvarez
The British Army during the Retreat to Corunna in 1808: The Artwork of Dionisio Álvarez Cueto

Paintings by a Spanish artist who lives in Madrid.

Frilund, G.
The Russo-Swedish War of 1808-1809

In 1807 Tsar Alexander and Napoleon signed the treaty of Tilsit, dividing Europe between themselves. The Russians were promised free hands with Sweden, who was at war with France at the time. The Tsar immediately started building up invasion forces at the Russo-Swedish border...

Frilund, G.
The Union's Last War: The Russian-Swedish War of 1808-09

Without declaring war on Sweden, Russian troops crossed the border to Finland on February 21, 1808. That day, a Sunday, Swedish Major Gustav Arnkihl, of the Nyland Dragoons - who was posted at the border - signed a report to the brigade command. "...that the Russians have crossed the border at 5 o'clock today, with a considerable force..." The union's last war had begun.

Hadaway, Stuart
Rolica: A Most Important Affair

A detailed look at Wellington's first battle in the Peninsula War.

Howard, Susan
The Bailen Enquiry

A fresh look at the documents relating to the Capitulation of Bailen of 1808 and to the resulting Imperial Enquiry of 1812.

Jones, Colin
Thomas Lord Cochrane: the Defense of Fort Trinity November - December 1808

A little known British operation along the east coast of Spain.

Mahon, Tim (Translator)
Recollections of capitaine de frégate Pierre Baste

Note: This paper won an Honorable Mention in the Best Publication and/or Translation into English of New Archival Material or Books Long Out of Print Category of the 2006 Napoleon Series Writing Contest!

An eyewitness account of the early days of the French invasion of Spain, including a detailed description of Bailen.

McGuigan, R.
The British Army in Portugal and Spain: Its Order-of-Battle (June 1808 - April 1809)

The British expeditionary force that was sent to the Iberian Peninsula underwent numerous changes in its organization in its first year there. Ron McGuigan has done a superb job tracking all of the changes in the order-of-battle!

Morillon, Paul
Capri, Octobre 1808: Opération amphibie et "commandos" de l'Empereur

During the Napoleonic Wars, there were numerous raids and attacks by British forces on French held islands in the Mediterranean Sea. This piece, written in French, provides detailed information on the attack on Capri and includes orders-of-battle and numerous black and white illustrations of the uniforms of the participants.

Sandoval, Juan A. Patrón
The Capitulation of Bailén according to an Eyewitness of the Battle
La Capitulación de Bailén Según un Testigo Presencial de la Batalla (In Spanish)

An eyewitness accountof the battle of Bailén.

Scattolin, Roberto
The Inheritance of History: Ethics, Warfare, and the Bando of Móstoles in 1808 Spain

A look at some of the factors in the Spanish popular uprising in 1808.

Smith, Richard H. P.
Getting Lost and Finding the Way: the Use, Misuse and Non-use of Maps and Reconnaissance for Route Planning in the Peninsular War (1807 – 1814)

How maps or the lack of maps affected the outcome of campaigns in the Peninsular War.

Sorando Muzás, Luis
Trophies of the Battle of Bailen (Jaén)  (19 July 1808)

Trofeos de la Batalla de Bailen (Jaén), (19 Julio 1808) (In Spanish)

What happened to trophies captured by the Spanish at Bailen.

Unidades  y Uniformes del Ejército Francés en los Sitios de Zaragoza (In Spanish)

French units and uniforms at the siege of Saragosa.

Spatt, Stefan
Four Actions in Finland during the Russian-Swedish War of 1808-09

Four actions in 1808 in Finland.

A Vicious Combat in the Norwegian Woods: 1808

A look at the little known Swedish invasion of Norway.


Bamford, Andrew
The Corps of Embodied Detachments, 1809

A little known unit of the British Army during the Walcheren Expedition.

Bamford, Andrew
The Guadiana Fever Epidemic

The epidemic that devastated the British Army in 1809.

Burnham, Robert
British Battalions of Detachments in 1809

Examines the role of two little known British units during the battles of Oporto and Talavera

Burnham, Robert
The British Expeditionary Force to Walcheren: 1809  

The organization of the British Force that invaded the Low Countries in 1809.

Centeno, João
Portuguese Army Actions: 1809

Combats, sieges, and battles that the Portuguese Army fought in.

Cueto, Dionisio Álvarez
The Armies at Talavera: The Artwork of Dionisio Álvarez Cueto

Paintings by a Spanish artist who lives in Madrid.

Douglas, Howard
The French Bridging Operations across the Danube in 1809

First published in 1832, this article provides technical detail on how the Danube was bridged in two separate operations.

Falls, Cyril
The Battle of La Coruña: Decisive in a Vital Campaign

Translation of a Spanish article.

Gill, Jack
The 1809 War with Austria: the "Thunder on the Danube" Archives

The Austrian Hauptarmee in Late March

Latham, Paul
Battle of Mount Kitta (also called Kitta Mount) 16th May 1809

A little know battle of 1809.

McGuigan, Ron
Seniority of British Commanders in Spain and Portugal in 1809

There were many British general officers serving in the Iberian Peninsula in 1809. Some had local rank and others permanent rank. Ron McGuigan does an excellent job sorting it all out!

Miley, Caroline (Translator)
The Spanish at Talavera (28-7-1809)

The role the Spanish blatted in the battle of Talavera.

Millar, Stephen
Austrian Order-of-Battle at Wagram: 5 - 6 July 1809

A comprehensive order-of-battle down to the regimental level.

The French Army at Talavera de la Reyna: 27 - 28 July 1809

A detailed order-of-battle.

Remy, Nicolas Denis
La campagne de Sävar et Ratan (août 1809)

The 1809 Campaign in Sweden (in French)

Scattolin, Roberto

Castel Cerino 1809: Battle Events and Strategic Survey in Zanoli’s Memoirs

The battle seen through the eyes of a commissary officer in the Italian Royal Guards.

May 1809 On Conduct and Leadership: a French view at Essling

Were Napoleon's methods of motivating his troops justified?

Bravery at the Brenta River: Ambrogio Uboldo and Stories of Valour

A look at an all but forgotten hero of the 1809 Campaign in Italy.

Piave River 1809: British Navy and Royal Marines Assault the Fort at Cortellazzo

A little known action in Italy.

South Tyrol 1809: When Faith Sustained Honour

A vicious combat in northern Italy.

Tennant, Richard
The German and Dutch Troops in Spain

A look at what troops were sent by the minor German States and the Kingdom of Holland to support Napoleon's invasion of Spain.

Vital-Durand, Gabriel
Eté 1809 – Le désastre de l’île de Walcheren (Zélande)

An overview of the British expedition to Walcheren in 1809. (In French)

Wöber, Ferdi Irmfried
The Girl of Kismegyer at the Battle of Raab

A forgotten heroine of the 1809 Franco-Austrian War


Bamford, Andrew
British Forces at Cadiz 1810-1814: Organisation, Strength, and Losses

A detailed examination of the defense of Cadiz.

Boue, Gilles
Battin: l'Austerlitz russe 7 septembre 1810

A look at the battle that ended the Russo-Turk War. (In French)

Burnham, Robert
General Robert Craufurd's Letter to General Wellington Reporting the Results of the Action on the River Coa

The River Coa, Spain; 24 July 1810. The famous Light Division of the British Army is nearly cut-off and destroyed by a surprise attack by French forces under Marshal Ney.

Centeno, João
Portuguese Army Actions: 1810

Combats, sieges, and battles that the Portuguese Army fought in.

Howard, Susan
Military Discipline in Catalonia 1810-11

How Marshal MacDonald attempted to impose discipline on his army and prevent needless deaths by insurgents.

North, Jonathan
Attack along the Danube: The Russo-Turkish War of 1810

This paper examines the Russian campaign of 1810 against the Ottoman Empire and how it set the stage for Russian embroilment in the region.

The Polish Victory at Fuengirola 14 October 1810

An account of the battle of Fuengirola, where a small Polish detachment beats a much larger British force.

Roberto A. Scattolin
Fallen Eagles: a Story of French Military dissent in Iberia

The story of Marshal Stockpot!

Thompson, Mark S.
The Lines of Torres Vedras – 1809-14

An overiew of the famous defensive lines outside of Lisbon, Portugal.


Centeno, João
Portuguese Army Actions: 1811

Combats, sieges, and battles that the Portuguese Army fought in.

Centeno, João and Donald E. Graves (Translators)
"At dawn, great firing was heard:" A Spanish Eyewitness to the Sieges of Badajoz, 1811

A rare eyewitness account of the siege of Badajoz from a civilian inside the city.

Dempsey, Guy (Editor)

The Albuera Electronic Archives

Primary source relating to the battle.

A Polish Aide-de-Camp at Albuera 16 May 1811
Beresford’s Edited Dispatch to Wellington
The Bravery of Ensign Thomas 3rd Foot
Details of British and Portuguese Casualties at Albuera
Images of Allied Units

Images of French Units
Images of the Battle
Panorama of the Battlefield
which is a panorama sketch of the battlefield done shortly after the battle
The Ordeal of Lt. Matthew Latham

Graves, Donald E.

Soult's Report on the Battle of Albuera, 16 May 1811

Marshal Soult's after-action-report

"The contest was arduous, and our situation was critical:" Major-General William ("Auld Grog Willie") Stewart Reports on the 2nd Division at Albuera, May 1811

Major General Stewart's after-action-report

"Three times the French was take the bridge:" A King's German Legion Officer at Albuera, May 1811

A letter written shortly after the battle by a junior officer.

“We drove them back with charged bayonets:” A King’s German Legion Rifleman at Albuera

The battle, as seen from a private's viewpoint.

A German Officer on the Spanish Staff at Albuera, 1811

The battle, from the Spanish perspective.

Millar, Stephen
The French Army at Albuera: 16 May 1811

The French order-of-battle

Muzás, Luis Sorando
Trophies of Albuera (May 16, 1811)
Trofeos de la Albeura (16 de mayo de 1811) (In Spanish)

A look at the colours lost by the combattants at the battle of Albuera.

Scattolin, Roberto
Multiethnic Military Dissent and Armed Resistance in 1811 Portugal: Controlling Conflict, Chaudron’s Attested Choice and The Formation of the Independents

Desertion in the French Army in Portugal. . .

Tennant, Richard
Why the Battle of Fuentes de Oñoro Was Wellington’s ‘Worse Scrape’ in 1811

How vulnerable was Wellington's position at Fuentes de Oñoro on 3 - 5 May 1811?


Burnham, Robert
A Devil of an Affair: the Combat at Majahalonda 11 August 1812

A little known, but vicious cavalry fight during the Peninsula War.

Centeno, João
Portuguese Army Actions: 1812

Combats, sieges, and battles that the Portuguese Army fought in.

Dawson, Paul
1812 Campaign Preparations and Logisitics

How Napoleon found horses to expand his cavalry for the invasion of Russia.

de Groot, Bas
The 124eme Regiment Infanterie de Ligne in Russia in 1812: Maps

Highly detailed maps of the 124th Regiment in the 1812 Campaign

Dominique Contant, Robert Ouvrard, and Jonathan Cooper
Marshal Suchet and the Siege of Valencia

This paper won "Best Military Paper: Honorable Mention" in the 2003 Napoleon Series Writing Contest!

A look at how the French treated the Spanish who surrendered at Valencia.

Grodzinski, John R.
“Universally Esteemed by His Brothers in Arms:” Lieutenant Edward de Salaberry, R.E. at Badajoz, 6 April 1812

The story of a Canadian officer at the Siege of Badajoz

Kuhn, Anthony
Rivers and the Destruction of Napoleon’s Grand Army

The impact of rivers on the French Army in the 1812 Campaign.

Legrand, Thierry
1812. Russian Campaign on the Left Wing of the Grande Armée

An in-depth study of what was going on in the north during the Russian Campaign.

Leouard, François
1812: The Second Polish Campaign

An alternate view of the reason why Napoleon invaded Russia.

How Many Troops Did Napoleon Have on the Niemen in 1812?

A look at how accurate are the accepted strength figures are.

McGuigan, Ron
The British Army Stationed in British North America 1812-1815

A listing of British regiments serving in North America

Mikaberidze, Alexander
The Mutiny of Generals: Peter Bagration and Barclay de Tolly at Smolensk August, 1812

A major paper on the internal divisions in the Russian high command during the early days of the 1812 Campaign.

The Battle of Borodino

Orders-of-Battle, primary source documents, and articles about the battle.

Muzás, Luis Sorando
Trophies Taken by the British from the Napoleonic Army during the War of Spanish Independence (Peninsular War) 1808 - 1814
Trofeos Tomados Por Los Británicos Al Ejercito Napoleónico Durante La Guerra De La Independencia Española ( Peninsular War) 1808 – 1814

This paper won an Honorable Mention in Best Military Paper Category in the 2005 Napoleon Series Writing Contest!

What the British captured in six years of fighting.

Ortiz, Fernando
Civilian Casualties during the Sack of Badajoz 1812

At look at how many civlians were killed or injured by British looters during the sack of Badajoz

Vovsi, Eman M.
French Numbered Infantry Regiments At Borodino: 5 - 7 September 1812

A look at the French infantry order-of-battle at Borodino and the officers who led them.


Burnham, Robert
British Artillery at Vitoria: 21 June 1813

Order-of-Battle of the Anglo-Allied Artillery at this key battle of the Peninsula War.

Celle, J.Y.
Hanau 1813

An account of the Battle of Hanau. Article only available in French.

Centeno, João
Portuguese Army Actions: 1813

Combats, sieges, and battles that the Portuguese Army fought in.

de Groot, Bas
Russian Cossacks in Holland: 1813

Contemporary prints of the Cossacks in Holland in 1813!

Millar, Stephen
Allied Order-of-Battle at Dresden: 26 - 27 August 1813

A detailed listing of the Allied units.

Allied Order-of-Battle at Leipzig: 16-18 October 1813

A huge order-of-battle that covers all of the Allied forces!

French Order-of-Battle at Leipzig: 16-18 October 1813

A massive order-of-battle that covers all of the French and their Allies!

Marc Geerdink-Schaftenaar
A Memoir of the Cossacks in the Netherlands, 22-24 November 1813

A Dutch merchant's encounter with Cossacks in Holland.


Bamford, Andrew
Battalions of Detachments in 1814 – the Duke of York Responds to Britain’s Manpower Shortfall

How the British assembled their force that would move into Holland. . .

The British Army in the Low Countries, 1813-1814

The British expedition in support of the Allies move against France.

Brito, Manuel Antonio
Le 4e  Régiment de Dragons à Nangis 1814

A look at a little known cavalry action in 1814. In French.

Centeno, João
Portuguese Army Actions: 1814

Combats, sieges, and battles that the Portuguese Army fought in.

Lasson, Ludovic. Translated by Yves Martin
The Russian Occupation of Nogent-sur-Seine, February 1814

One of the on-going debates is why the French people still supported Napoleon in 1814 and then welcomed him back in 1815. Three contemporary testimonials were written by French civilians about the occupation of their town, Nogent-sur-Seine, by Russian Cossacks in February 1814. Are they eyewitness accounts at their best or is it propaganda?

Sandbekken, Martin
The Norwegian-Swedish War of 1814

Rather than accepting a union with Sweden, the Norwegians fought for their independence.

Weil, Maurice
The Campaign of 1814, Volume I
The Campaign of 1814, Volume II
The Campaign of 1814, Volume III
The Campaign of 1814, Volume IV

Translated by Greg Gorsuch

Maurice Weil's famous study of the 1814 Campaign in eastern France.


British Army Theatre Returns: Flanders and France 1815

Copies of the Theatre Returns submitted on the 25th of each month.

General Miguel de Alava’s Account of Waterloo

The Spanish liaison officer to Wellington's Headquarters Account of the battle that was published by the Madrid Gazette on 13 July 1815.

List of Officers, Killed, Wounded, and Missing at the Battle of Quatre Bras: 16 June 1815

As published in the London Gazette.

List of Officers, Killed, Wounded, and Missing during the Retreat to Waterloo: 17 June 1815

As published in the London Gazette.

List of Officers, Killed, Wounded, and Missing at Waterloo: 18 June 1815

As published in the London Gazette.

Boersma, Hans
The Crossroads: Netherlands Forces at Les Quatre Bras 15 - 16 June 1815

The Netherlands contribution to this key battle of the 1815 Campaign.

Quatre Bras: The Maps Use in Battleground Prelude to Waterloo Computer Wargame

A look at the historical maps that were used in the wargame.

A Very Pretty Little Battalion” The 3/14th Regiment of Foot in the Waterloo Campaign by Steve Brown

Contant, Dominique
French Orders and Reports from the Waterloo Campaign

Original orders and reports written by senior French officers during the opening days of theWaterloo Campaign -- mostly from 16 June 1815.

Elmer, Bob
The Defense of Hougoumont

The importance of the walled farm of Hougoumont, lying in front of the western end of the Allied lines was emphasized by the elite troops that Wellington assigned to its defence...

Hanley, Wayne
“. . . Not so bad as some say”: Ney at Quatre Bras

A re-look at Marshal Ney's performance at Quatre Bras.

Glover, Gareth
Mercer's Troop at Waterloo

How accurate are his memoirs?

de Groot, Bas
Chassé's Division at Waterloo: Two Eye-witness Accounts

Rare accounts of the battle from two Dutch soldiers and the role of the Dutch in defeating the Imperial Guard.

Libert, Fons
The Hundred Days

This is the story of Napoleon's last campaign, culminating in his final defeat at Waterloo.

McGuigan, Ron
Anglo-Allied Army in Flanders and France - 1815

The definitive order-of-battle for the Allies!! Units and commanders are listed down to battalion and battery level!!!

McManus, Mark
The Capture of a French General at Waterloo

A 19th Century account of a capture of an unknown French general.

Millar, Stephen
Too soon by an hour’: The failure of the French Reserve Cavalry at Waterloo

The massive charge by the French cavalry. . .

Millar, Stephen
The Key to Victory: General d’Erlon’s I Corps, 16 June 1815

Was d'Erlon responsible for the fiasco on 16 June?

Millar, Stephen
French Order-of-Battle at Waterloo: 18 June 1815

The definitive order-of-battle for Waterloo!

French Order-of-Battle at Wavre: 18 June 1815

The definitive order-of-battle for Wavre!

Prussian Army of the Lower Rhine: the Waterloo Campaign 1815

The Prussians!

‘My duty is to execute the Emperor’s orders’: Grouchy at Walhain, 18 June 1815

Where Grouchy went wrong.

‘A Desperate Combat’: The French Defence of Plancenoit

A little studied part of Waterloo.

Ney, Michel
Letter of the Prince of Moskowa to His Excellency the Duke of Otranto about Waterloo

Transcribed by Susan Howard

Ney's perspective of Waterloo.

Brown, Steve
Raise the Colours High!

A series of articles on minor battles between 1794 and 1815. This group of articles is ideal for wargamers looking for detailed orders-of-battle.



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