Thursday, March 23, 2017

Oviedo Provincial Militia

Tackling the Napoleonic Spanish Army in miniature is always a bit of a trip down the rabbit hole, but the overwhelming variety and craziness of it all makes the trip that much more rewarding.
Having painted up quite a few bog standard line regiments in white, a couple of regiments of light infantry in blue, a smattering of foreign regiments and quite a few representing the militia raised in 1808 and later, I wanted to add to this some provincial militia. The provincial militia can really be divided between those raised before 1808 and those raised under the Junta in 1808 and afterwards in response to the French invasion. According to Oman and other sources, those pre-1808 militia were, in terms of training, equipment etc. not that different from the line regiments.
These are the troops I'm thinking this batch of militia could reresent, in the ubiquitous brown coat (which was prevalent in militia and line alike as the war wore on and supplies became difficult to obtain), even though their original unifrom would have been white with red facings, the same as almost all of the pre-June 1808 provincial militia regiments and many of the line regiments, and as shown in the image of the standard bearer below.

The figures are HaT Spanish Line Infantry, with the buttons on the sleeves carved off as well as those from the knee high leggings, because I wanted them to look more like the beige stockings in the images below.
Provincial militia second from left. It's interesting to see that the figure is still being represented with the bicorne, even as late as 1812.


I opted to drop the piping as well, to make them look a little less polished. The flag is that of the Oviedo Provincial Militia. I photoshopped the flag from this image and have included that here if anyone cares to use it.
Oviedo Provincial Militia 
It was one of a few unusual Asturian flags posted at Prometheus in Aspic and I liked it as it gave some variety to the normal corona or coronela. The Oviedo militia seemed like a good choice as they were one of the pre-1808 militias. These figures will doubtfully get use both as regular line and as the post June-1808 militia in future games.

The full regiment, (one battalion strong in the provincial militias) although these will doubtlessly serve in various brigades.
















Monday, February 27, 2017

54th and 94th Line

Two newly minted veteran regiments for my Peninsular French army, the 54th and 94th
 I've been waiting for a long time for the HaT French in Greatcoats 1808 to be released and finally gave up. For quite a while I've been wanting to introduce a few greatcoated figures into my French Peninsular army, so I resorted to buying the 1805 set with bicornes. 
The troops making up these two regiments (based on the 54th and 94th) are from the HaT 1808 line infantry set and the HaT 1805 greatcoat set, with one standard bearer figure and sapper stolen from the light infantry command set and altered. I head swapped shakos onto the greatcoated figures, some heads from the line set, and then, after getting tired of destroying perfectly good plastics, from an old set of Airfix French artillery I had bought on a visit to England in 1975! So much for sentimentality…
But the Airfix heads were the right size, although the shakos a bit diminutive. As I planned to make them covered these were heightened slightly before covering them in modelling paste.

94th command stand. The sapper and standard bearer are from the HaT light infantry command set with some alterations and the captain is from the 1805 French greatcoat set - one guy who could keep his bicorne! The drummer is from the 1808 line set.
Other alterations were shako covers on some of the line, converting a greatcoated grenadier sergeant to a 54th Line standard bearer (I know, he should be a sub lieutenant, but he isn't - maybe a deuxième porte aigle who has stepped in?)
I also added the cloth on the back of some of the shakos to keep the sun off the soldiers' necks, something I've seen in a lot of images from the Peninsular War! This was simply a small piece of paper, attached with mat medium and then reinforced with a bit of modelling paste.
The painting I based on information gleaned from JJ's Wargames excellent blog as he has covered both these units in past posts. Anything I got wrong are my own errors!
All in all a lot of fun and now at least some of my French are looking like proper veterans. I still have half a box or more of the bicorne figures but may paint them as-is to mix into some pre-1808 scenarios.

Three greatcoated figures with head swaps, one with an added cloth to the shako. The one firing has a head from an Airfix artilery figure I bought in 1975!


54th Command. The staff ended up being a bit diminutive - it carried by a converted sergeant - perhaps a deuxieme porte aigle! Can see now it need a bit of touch up where I re-attached the flag staff after some battle damage.
Liked the greatcoated drummer!

Some grenadiers…



Saturday, February 25, 2017

The Battle of Espinosa de los Monteros, November 11th, 1808

Background


The Battle of Espinosa de los Monteros was fought on 10 and 11 November 1808 at the township of Espinosa de los Monteros in the Cantabrian Mountains. It resulted in a French victory under General Victor against Lieutenant General Joaquín Blake's Army of Galicia.
On the first day of the battle, Victor, seeking an easy victory to erase his humiliation at Valmaseda, launched a series of ill-advised attacks that were thrown back with heavy losses by the disciplined regulars of General La Romana's Division of the North. By nightfall, Blake's positions still held. On the morning of 11 November, Victor regained his composure and coordinated a massive French attack that pierced Blake's left wing and drove the Spaniards from the field.
Although not a decisive defeat in itself, the hopeless confusion of the tattered and weary Spanish army, which had neither a government nor a military command structure to coordinate it, meant that Espinosa marked the deathblow to Blake's Army of Galicia. Blake, to his credit, led his remaining men through an heroic retreat west through the mountains, escaping, to Napoleon's disbelief, Soult's pursuit. However, when he arrived at León on 23 November, only 10,000 men remained under his banner. (edited Wikipedia entry)

The Scenario

In our refight the scenario focuses on the second day of the fighting. It was played out on a 4.5' X 4.5' board in 1/72 scale, using primarily HaT miniatures (with some Emhar for the Spanish line) and using the AoEII rule set. 
The Spanish outnumbered the French but a large percentage of their force, the Division Asturiana were rated irregular conscripts, while the remainder of their force was largely conscript. The French on the other hand, commanded far better forces including, in AoE terms, one brigade of élite light infantry. Victory conditions were based on losses plus additional VP's for the French if they successfully seized Espinosa and the bridge crossing. Army cohesion rate was set at 30% losses for the French and 25% for the Spanish. 

The day dawns with Blake, having driven off Victor's forces the day before, preparing for a second onslaught.



The scenario map. The Spanish deployed west of the blue line, the French entered from the east, north of the Rio Trueba.
The battlefield. Espinosa is at the top, Quintana de los Prados at the bottom. Between the two lie woods and an area of walled fields, both of which hamper an advance and aid the defence. To the right (north) lie high hills, also difficult terrain. The Rio Trueba, although fordable, is steep-sided and lined with thick brush, making it difficult to cross, while the stream coming form the hills was classed as a runoff and easily traversed by infantry. 


The battlefield as seen from the French entry area, with Quintana in the fore and Espinosa in the background.

1. Spanish deployment

Blake deploys his forces in front of Espinosa, anchoring his right on the Rio Trueba and his left high up in the hills north of the town.


2. View from the Spanish left

Acevedo deploys his Asturians in three lines of battle just back from the ridge to protect them from French skirmishers. These are newly formed militia with less than a month's training and probably the weakest part of the Spanish line but it is hoped that the steep hills in front of them will deter the French from advancing on this flank as it did in the previous day's battle.


3. Spanish centre and right

The Spanish position centre and right is very strong with the lone Spanish battery deployed dominating the road, and an area of stone-walled fields bordered by woods stretching between Espinosa and Quintana de Los Prados, providing the Spanish with plenty of defensive cover.


4. French advance

In tirailleur formation Victor quickly pushes his 1st and 3rd Divisions up into the hills against the weak Spanish left. The woods covers their advance as they approach the Asturian militia deployed out of sight beyond the ridge.


5. Spanish advance their right

Blake advances his right along with his cannon to engage Lapisse's 2nd Division before they can take advantage of the walled fields west of Quintana de Los Prados.

6. Cannon open fire

Cannon and Spanish skirmishers engage Lapisse's left with telling fire.

7. Spanish shift to the left

Realizing Victor is sending the bulk of his forces against his left, Blake shifts Martinenego's 2nd Division (upper right) along with San Roman's Almansa Dragoons up into the hills in support. Martinenego's troops immediately come under fire from the thick screen of French skirmishers. Meanwhile the reserve, under Mariscal do Campo Mahy, exits Espinosa to fill the gap. But the going is slow for the Spanish in this difficult terrain.

8. French left beaten off

An initial French assault hits the Spanish right, gutting and driving off the Spanish vanguard and making deep inroads into the Spanish lines. But the Spanish counterattack, and Lapisse's troops are driven back out of the walled fields.

9. Asturians retreat from ridge

Seeing the French forming into line of battle and unable to get his reinforcing troops up into the hills quickly enough, Blake attempts to pull his Asturian Division back towards Espinosa. But the untrained militia prove hard to get moving and de Ruffin's 1st Division drives them off the ridge with casualties. Martinenego's troops, however, manage to form up to the Asturians' right, and the Spanish line holds, although pivoted now so that it is angled from the hills down to Quintana de los Prados.

10. Spanish right holds

The Spanish right continues to hold, with both of Lapisse's brigades seriously battered and worn. The Spanish now venture out from the protection of their walled fields and take the fight to the enemy, while to the west (top left) the Spanish cavalry, in their first and only action, charge the French centre, hoping to blunt their attack. They are easily driven off but force the French into square.

11. French left in trouble

As seen from above, Lapisse's 2nd Division is once again forced back over the run off north of Quintana (top) while Mahy's reserve supported by Figuero's 4th Division advance against de Pacthod's légere (left).

12. De Pacthod's légere hold the French centre

De Pacthod's brigade (upper left) becomes increasingly isolated as the French left is driven back while the right has disappeared into the hills north of Espinosa in pursuit of the retreating Asturians.

13. Spanish turn French left

With one of Lapisse's brigades spent and retreating from the field Riquelme sends his soldiers across the runoff north of Quintana where they emerge on the flank of Lapisse's second brigade.

14. Asturians driven from the field

Two of the three brigades of Division Austriana rout across the Rio Trueba as the French turn the Spanish left above Espinosa. Remnants of Martinenego's division fall back on the town.

15. French 1st Division and Brigade Puthod advance on Espinosa



16. Vilattte and de Ruffin direct their forces from the ridge

From the ridge Generals Vilatte and de Ruffin direct their troops in their assault on Espinosa.


17. Overview

At bottom left the 1st Division and Brigade Puthod advance on Espinosa as most of the Asturians rout over the Rio Trueba and the battered Spanish 2nd Division reel back into Espinosa. In the upper left Vilatte's light infantry are driven back into the hills by the Spanish centre while on the Spanish right Riquelme shatters one of Lapisse's brigades (top centre) while the second retreats back into the hills.

18. Brigade de Pacthod retreats in front of the Spanish centre 


19. Storming Espinosa

The French right storms the town, shattering one of Martinenego's brigades before they can properly deploy into the houses and driving the second deep back into Espinosa, from where they rout shortly afterwards. Including the last of the Asturian brigades (shattered by enfilade fire), all five Spanish brigades on the French right are now destroyed or routed.

20. Beginning of the end overview

At the top Vilatte's light infantry retreat further into the hills along with one of Lapisse's battered brigades (off picture). Despite their successes on the right, the Spanish losses on their left are so great that they begin to lose any army cohesion as the French (far left) turn that flank.

21. View from Quintana

The second of Lapisse's brigades briefly rallies (bottom right) to send some skirmish fire into the Spanish flank before retreating from the battlefield in disorder.

22. Victor attempts to rally his troops…

Marshal Victor Perrin (upper right) and General Lapisse (upper left) ride into the hills to try and stop the troops on this flank from exiting the battlefield.

23. In time to witness the Spanish retreat

Lapisse's remaining brigade slips away but Victor manages to rally Vilatte's légere and lead them back over the ridge in time to see the Spanish retreating from the field.

24. Spanish withdraw across the Rio Trueba 

The battle ends with the remaining Spanish soldiers retreating and routing from the field as a result of the loss of army cohesion. The French, although less badly battered, are not much better off and have no stomach for the pursuit, happy to see them go. The fight ends in a French victory, in possession of the bridge at Espinosa but at the substantial cost of a third of their army.
The ending of the fight was a bit anticlimactic. During the battle the French had such success on the Spanish left, and the Spanish the same on the French left that the entire battle pivoted from north-south to east-west. But in the end Spanish losses were such that they were forced to retreat and leave the field to the French.

Monday, December 5, 2016

The Battle of Bailén, July 19, 1808

Bailén AAR

We playtested a scenario based on the battle of Bailén over the past couple of weeks, running through it three times. The first was between our regulars, Ted and Phong, with me refereeing, and the Spanish won handily. The second time I played it through solo with an even more devastating result for the French.
Third time was lucky, and a more protracted and interesting battle, with the French winning decisively. (My brother Jim played the Spanish in his first outing with these rules so some of that inexperience may have influenced the outcome!) Regardless, a bit more tweaking and the scenario should be ready to share, if anyone is interested.
Our group is really quite new to Napoleonics, but there was a dearth of scenarios for Spain that I had seen so far, especially those that were just between the Spanish and the French, so Bailén, arguably the first major battle in the Peninsular conflict and certainly one of the few where the Spanish triumphed, seemed like a good place to start. With about a corps per side it made for a good starter battle where we could come to grips with some new rules and move toy soldiers around. And I finally had painted the pieces I needed for a battle of this scale.
The scenario ignores the disastrous piece meal attacks that Dupont threw against the Spanish, and is a bit of a what-if that assumes that the French waited until all their forces that were historically engaged on that day had arrived. It also ignores the severe heat and lack of water that especially wore down a French army that had just marched throughout the night. In the end, the odds are still on the Spanish side, but it makes for a more even conflict which, and with a bit of luck, we've shown the French can carry the day. The game was played on a 4.5' X 5/ table in 1/72 scale using the Age of Eagles rule set. Figures are mainly Hat with some Italeri, Emhar and Zevda in the mix.
The French objective is to break through the Spanish lines and join with Vedel, who is marcing towards Bailén from the west, before game end which corresponds with the arrival of General Castaños' forces on the French rear, marching from Andujar.

The scenario map. The French start deployed in the olive groves to the west (left) while the Spanish are arrayed north and south of the road to Andujar on the high ground, forward of the crest line (red line).

1. The battle commences

The Spanish are arrayed on the heights west of Bailén on two hills divided by the road to Andujar as the French enter out from the cover of the orchard groves bordering the Rumblar (bottom).

2. Spanish line west of Bailén, Coupigny's division

On the lower hill south of the road is the Belgian general Coupigny's division, two brigades composed mostly of conscripts, but stiffened by a battery of 6 pdrs. and the Cataluña light infantry, split between brigades and giving skirmish capabilities to the two formations. A small brigade of cavalry are held in reserve and out of sight outside of Bailén.

3. View from Spanish right

On the hills to the north of the road is Reding's division arrayed in line of battle. He is also functioning as the corps commander, with three brigades under his direct command. These are better troops, two of the brigades including Walloon Guards, Swiss and Irish mercenaries while the third is the grenadiers of the Spanish line regiments, brigaded separately. They have two batteries of cannon in support as well as a small brigade of dragoons, held back in reserve.

4. Cavalry in reserve


5. French infantry advance on Spanish left

The French intention to throw all of their infantry against the Spanish left is made immediately obvious as they move forward, Pannetier's brigade in the lead with Chabert's and Schramm's Swiss following. The French are a bit wary of their Swiss mercenaries' loyalties, their having been recently in Spanish employ and now integrated into Dupont's corps. They know full well that their counterparts and compatriots are likely in the army that faces them.

6. French artillery brought up road

Dupont sends his artillery up the road, a single battery emplaced between his infantry and cavalry divisions. The remaining French artillery is still trapped on the road from Andujar, mired amongst the endless wagons of loot stolen from Cordova.

7. Chausseurs and dragoons on the French left

On the French left Frescia's two cavalry brigades (Prive's dragoons and Dupre's chausseurs a cheval) move cautiously from the olive groves but remain a healthy distance form the Spanish cannon. It is the French commander's hope that their presence may be enough to dissuade the Spanish from shifting some of their stronger right wing to the left.

8. Spanish charge…

Taking advantage of a disordered French brigade as a result of cannon fire, in the first surprise move of the battle one of the Spanish brigades abandons its high ground advantage and charges down to engage. It successfully drives the lead French brigade back and briefly stalls their advance.

9. And retreat to the crest of the hill

Realizing it is in a perilous situation the Spanish retreat in line of battle to join up again with its sister brigade on the hill.

10. Spanish driven off crest

In what develops into a seesaw battle the French rally and drive Coupigny's division off the crest, but are unable to take advantage of the situation. The Spanish quickly regain the high ground.

11. Dupre's chausseurs threaten Spanish right

Meanwhile on the Spanish right Dupre's chausseurs advance on the Spanish flank (bottom), moving forward out of the enemy cannon field of fire and threatening to charge the Spanish unsupported line. The dragoons, intended to accompany them, fail to receive Frescia's orders and stay put – something which in the end works to the French advantage.

12. French artillery in trouble

In the second surprise move of the battle Reding's cavalry burst out from their position west of Bailén and overrun the French artillery. In a breakthrough charge they wheel on the French dragoons, who spur to meet them, driving them back. But the French have now lost a major asset – their lone battery – and their dragoons find themselves embroiled with the Spanish cavalry.

13. Chabert's brigade pounded, Spanish regain crest

In a disastrous mélee Chabert's brigade is driven off the crest with heavy casualties and forced into square by an attack by Coupigny's cavalry. The Spanish infantry, now in supported line of battle, regain the crest to confront Schramm's Swiss and Pannetier.

14. Schramm's Swiss in action on the crest


15. Reding on the crest

From the crest of the more northern hills Reding observes the battle. Coupigny's right holds firm, while in the distance Reding's cavalry, outnumbered, are driven back after overrunning the French cannon. He shifts his grenadier brigade to the right to support his right flank, worried about the French chausseurs' advance.

16. Spanish right pulls back

For the second time Reding wheels back his right flank and their attached cannon, keeping the chausseurs in the cannons' field of fire. While staying a safe distance from the enemy horse, he tries to shape his grenadiers into a supporting line behind his lead brigade in expectation of the French charge, but the grenadiers respond sluggishly.

17. Chausseurs seize the moment

Meanwhile the chausseurs have other plans…

18. And turn the Spanish right

Waiting for the gap on the Spanish right to become large enough to allow them to charge past and behind the Spanish lines.

19. Meanwhile on the left

Coupigny's brigades have once more become separated, with one holding off the Swiss while the second stays put to where it has retreated outside Bailén.

20. Overview

At the bottom right Coupigny holds off the Swiss at the crest but is unable to bring his second brigade forward. But the French are having troubles of their own, with Chabert's battered brigade (lower left) unable to move out of square and Pannetier stalled out (bottom middle) on the west side of the crest, unable to support the embattled Swiss.
Meanwhile in the centre the French dragoons form up after counter charging the Spanish cavalry while Reding finally begins to respond to the threat on his far left, moving a brigade down to pour fire into the dragoons flank. But the rest of his force, intact and the strongest Spanish elements available, are slow to get turned around and confront the French horse now ranging behind their lines (upper right).

21. Chausseurs run amok

The chausseurs charge in, destroying a Spanish battery that had limbered up and was moving to bring its guns to bear to the rear.

22. And carry a second Spanish battery!

Their breakthrough charge carries them to a second Spanish battery, and suddenly the Spanish are reduced to one.

23. Dragoons move to support French right

With their flank enfiladed, rather than become embroiled with the Spanish cavalry the dragoons move to support the infantry on the French right. Frescia, with his second brigade over the hill and far away, takes direct command of his dragoons.

24. Schramm's brigade maintains pressure

Still on its own, Schramm's Swiss mercenaries force the Spanish back towards Bailén.

25. Pushing the Spanish back

In the lower right the Swiss force Coupigny's division back, keeping them disordered and off balance. Meanwhile Barbou desperately tries to get his infantry over the crest, but accurate Spanish cannon fire keeps them from resuming their advance.

26. Spanish dragoons hit French from flank

Chabert's bedevilled brigade finally gets out of square only to be hit by Spanish cavalry from the flank, driving them back with more losses. The Spanish breakthrough charge carries on to clash with Pannetier's brigade, having the not unwelcome effect for the French of driving them over the crest they have been unable to move over on their own volition.

27. Overview

Another overview helps makes sense of the vast brawl the battle has become. At the top the Spanish under Reding finally start to get turned around and moving towards the focus of the battle, threatening the chausseurs who are regrouping, winded, after their battery death-dealing charge.
Below one of Redings' battalions along with his cavalry start to form some sort of line in support of Coupigny's lone battery on its hill.
Bottom center Coupigny's cavalry find themselves in a bad situation, winded and outflanked by the French dragoons. Bottom right Chabert's spent brigade stands disordered while Pannetier's, also disordered, is at least finally over the crest and within marching distance of supporting Schramm's battle with Coupigny's division outside of Bailén.
As the French objective is to break through the Spanish lines and exit towards Vedel's advancing division east of Bailén, the way forward is now looking quite open.

28. French dragoons rout Spanish cavalry

With the enemy caught flat-footed and outflanked, Frescia's dragoons easily rout Coupigny's dragoons and then wheel and obliterate Reding's horse as well.

29. Spanish left in deadly danger…

Coupigny's infantry are assaulted by Pannetier's and Schramm's brigades as well as Dupre's chausseurs, charging down from the north. Worn and attacked from three directions, their demise is writ clear.

30. And collapses!

Both Spanish brigades are completely destroyed in the disastrous mélee.

31. Dupont moves majority of forces beyond Bailén

With the Spanish right, still intact and slowly moving in, Dupont sees the way clear and moves off three of his brigades, the chausseurs and Barbou's infantry division. Chabert still stays, wavering and spent, on the far side of the hill (lower left) unable to get his troops moving, while in the upper right, the French dragoons move to exit as well.

32. Too late

Reding's infantry marches down towards Bailén and manages to loose off a few volleys into the retreating dragoons.

33. Dragoons withdraw


34. Chabert's brigade destroyed


Abandoned and alone, Chabert's diminished brigade is unable to get going and Reding's third brigade advances. With the aid of cannon fire the French brigade is annihilated, a small Spanish victory within their larger defeat, as Dupont's forces batter their way through the enemy line and move on to join up with Vedel to the west. As the last French exit the very first of General Castaños' force arrive from Andujar, too late to influence the outcome of the battle.
The results of the battle left the French with an overwhelming victory, destroying two cavalry and two infantry brigades as well as two of the three Spanish batteries, while exiting their forces from the board as per the scenario objective. The Spanish in turn overran the lone French battery and destroyed the largest of the French infantry brigades but in the end failed in keeping the French from breaking through and escaping to the east.

Spanish Order of Battle

lst Division: Lt. General T. Reding (Right Wing)
3/Wallon Guard Infantry Regiment 852
Voluntarios de Barbastro Infantry Regiment 331
Tercio de Tejas 436
Olivencia Dragoon Regiment 160
Numancia Dragoon Regiment 140
la Reina Dragoon Regiment 100
Montesa Cavalry Regiment 120* (1 sqdn.)
Farnesio Cavalry Regiment 213
lst Voluntarios de Granada Infantry Regiment 525*(3rd and 6th Btn.)
Irlanda Infantry Regiment 1824*(1st Bt.)
Reina Infantry Regiment 795
6th Voluntarios de Granada Infantry Regiment 343
Corona Infantry Regiment 854*
Jaen Infantry Regiment 922* (2 cos.)
Reding #3 (Swiss) Infantry Regiment 1100
Milicia Provincial de Jaen 500*
Garrochistas de Utrera (Lancer Regiment) 70
Garrochistas de Jerez (Lancer Regiment) 34
Sappers (2 cos) 166


2nd Division: Mariscal de Campo Marques de Coupigny (Left Wing)
Voluntarios de Cataluña Infantry Regiment 1178
Fijo de Ceuta Infantry Regiment 1208
Provincial de Granada Infantry Regiment 400*
Provincial de Trujillo Infantry Regiment 290
Provincial de Bujalance Infantry Regiment 403
Provincial de Cuenca Infantry Regiment 501
Provincial de Ciudad Real Infantry Regiment 420
Voluntarios de Granada Infantry Regiment 912
Borbon Cavalry Regiment 333
España Cavalry Regiment 120
Sapper Company (1 co) 100
(Note: Asterix mark Spanish units that, partially or wholey, were part of the rearguard west of Bailén and therefore not part of 
this battle.)

French Order of Battle

lst Division: General de division Barbou
1. Brigade: General de brigade Pannetier
1 and 2/3rd Legion of Reserve 1743
2/1st and 2/2nd Garde de Paris 941
Imperial Guard Marines 550

2. Brigade: General de brigade Chabert
1,2 and 3/4th Legion of Reserve 2458
 2/4th Swiss Regiment (Red french uniform) 602
1 Battery foot artillery

Division Rouyer: General de Division Rouyer (not present)
Brigade: General de brigade Schramm
Reding & Preux Swiss Regiment (Blue Spanish uniform) 1573

Division Fresia: General de division Frescia
Brigade: General de brigade Prive
lst Provisional Dragoon Regiment 720
2nd Provisional Dragoon Regiment 640
2nd Provisional Curiassiers  (1/2 regiment) 300
Brigade: General de brigade Dupre
lst Provisional Chasseur a Cheval Regiment 510
2nd Provisional Chasseur a Cheval Regiment 580