OK so here are the basic initial deployment areas for the battle of Waterloo. The French are preparing to attack the British, who are positioned opposite them on the ridge the other side of the valley.

Initial Deployment areas

There are several large buildings, the largest “Chateau Hougoumont”, is to the west as the French look out over the valley. Towards the centre of the British ridge is a large farm called “La Haye Sainte” and to the east is the small village of Papelotte.

We will try and show you the current positions for infantry and cavalry from both sides and where they are advancing, or not! The French troops are shown in blue and the Allies are shown in red, a cross is infantry and a slash represents cavalry.

Along with basic movements we will also try and capture a feel of who is doing what to who and how effectively they are doing it!!!