|Moving through the town of Quatre Bras, my first Line Battalion on its way to glory or defeat. In the background, soldiers of the 9th Regiment on Foot (9th Infantry Division).
|The mission is to delay the enemy until reinforcements arrive.
|Jaggers of the Avant Garde are already in position. My objective area is where the star/sun icon is placed.
|Fortunately, no major damage resulted from my dubious command.One battlion French infantry from the Jamin Brigade was not in better shape and they fell back after a short exchange of fire. My brigade is shown here, deploying as I commanded it.
|The French infantry from the Jamin Brigade suffer one push back after another. See them retreating in the near background. In the foreground, the allied Avant Garde moves back into position.
|Avant Garde men at Bois de Bossu, from which they helped my brigade with flanking fire.
|But the Avant Garde crumbled (see white flag of surrender) and left me with an open right flank.
|Right in time, a battalion of the 9th British Infantry Brigade moved into my left flank and deployed. The French Jamin Brigade was trapped inside an L-shaped contour of furious muskets.
|But then the battle ended in a defeat for my command.
|The final tally of battle. In retrospect, we didn't do that bad. But our failure to deploy timely into our assigned position was a major factor in the final score.