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angel13 Inactive Member31 Jul 2010 4:37 a.m. PST

Hi all – fairly self-explanatory post really :)

I have a yearning to play through the Waterloo campaign in the near future, but I can't find much reference for these two battles. Anyone have (or know where I can find) the orders of battle, and even some detailed maps of the battles?

Many thanks in advance.

David O Brien01 Aug 2010 1:37 p.m. PST

There have been a few articles published in Wargames Illustrated in the last few months.

Personal logo TMPWargamerabbit Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2011 11:49 p.m. PST

Two possible basic sources for battle of Gilly 1815 after a quick search.

Book title "1815, the Waterloo Campaign…Wellington, his German Allies and the battles of Ligny and Quatre Bras" by Peter Hofschroer… pages 181 to 186 with a drawn map.

On the Web…

Reading both…they seem to have the same information.



falange30 Jul 2013 5:55 a.m. PST

Wargames Illustrated Issue 269

'We present a scenario for one of the lesser known conflicts of the Hundred Days campaign; the Battle of Genappe."

It may not be exactly the historical OOB, but it play out great and had the feel of Genappe. Wahammer Historials "Waterloo" I believe also has Genappe but it was a horrible map with a giant 25mm building plopped near a river with a bridge. Its OOB may have been better (a paste out of Wikipedia) but WI's scenario is vastly more fun and mangeable.

It is by Barry Hilton if i remember correctly, using his rules. I put on the game using black Powder and the conversion was easy. Mostly a cavalry scenario. A French Inf Bde and some cavalry enter the table to move as fast across it. The British have a couple rifle companies on the table and batteries to slow them down while the Union Bde lurks in waiting to delay the French. The battle progresses with random reinforcment arriving on specific turns all cav bde with a battery mixed in. Events also can occur like heavy rain or mired guns to effect play.

falange30 Jul 2013 6:28 a.m. PST

A Genappe scenario is laid out here in Spanish.

PDF link

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