V&B Waterloo Campaign
Combined Campaign Order of Battle
By: Frank Chadwick (FChad124C@aol.com)

This order of battle article provides a very detailed listing of all of the units which participated in the Waterloo Campaign of 1815. It is compiled with a primary goal of providing a troop list for fighting battles using Volley & Bayonet, but component regiments, battalions, and batteries are also listed to aid owners of this book who may choose to fight smaller actions with lower level rules.

In order to provide the most information in as compact and useable format as possible, a number of conventions have been adopted in this list. The general formal lists higher level commands in bold while units represented by a game unit are in non-bold type. Corps-level commands are listed to the far left, division-level commands (including Prussian "brigades") are indented one tab, V&B-level skirmishers, command, brigade (including the large Prussian regiments), and artillery battalion stand units are indented two tabs. (For more information of the size of Prussian "brigades" and "regiments," see the section in this booklet discussing thaat army in detail.) Smaller units which are subordinates of the V&B-scale game units are indented three tabs. On the far right are the V&B game values for the game units. Commanders are noted by two letters which indicate their level of command. (AC = Army Commander, CC = Corps Commander, DC = Division Commander). Comabt units always have two numbers, the first being the strength (in roster strength points) of the unit and the second its morale.

Many units have additional notes which elaborate special capabilities or limitations. These are:

Cav Skm: a cavalry skirmish stand Fld: Field artillery
Hv: Heavy cavalry or artillery Lnc: Lancer
Lt: Light cavalry Md: Medium cavalry
Mil: Militia PT: Poorly trained
Skirmisher: an infantry skirmish stand Sharpshooter: an infantry sharpshooter skirmish stand
*: Shock infantry #: Consult the end notes for additional comments.

In the Anglo-Allied Army, there are a number of special cases with respect to which units may detach skirmishers and, in some cases, what type of skiormishers are detached. Some brigades detach sharpshooters, some detach troops of a higher morale grade, and others detach the normal skirmisher. Rather than attempt to list all of the exceptions separately, each brigade which can detach a skirmisher simply has the type of skirmisher listed under the heading "available detachment." In the Anglo Allied-Army, additional information is provided by typeface and formatting. British veteran infantry battalions which served in the Iberian Penninsula under Wellington are denoted by underlining their title. Thus the listing for the components of the British 1st Guards Brigade - 1/1 Gd, 3/1 Gd - shows that the 1/1 Gd (First Battalion, 1st Guards) was not a Penninsular veteran unit, while the 3/1 Gd was. A number of elements of the Anglo-Allied Army were not present at the battle of Watrerloo. A few of these were scattered in garrisons across Belgium, but most were concentrated in a large flanking detachment at Hal. The units not present at Waterloo are printed in italics.

In the identifications of specific component units, a number of abbreviations are used to conserve space. These are listed below.

RFA: Royal Foot Artillery RHA: Royal Horse Artillery
KGL: King's German Legion Bn: Battalion
LW: Landwehr Gd: Guard
Bty: Battery Arty: Artillery

The Orders of Battle

Webmaster's Note: This was originaly posted to the V&B mailing list by V&B's author Frank Chadwick. It is part of the soon to be released Napoleon Returns (1815) campaign suppliment for V&B. No effort has been made to format the OOBs in order to not make any unintentional errors in translating Frank's E-mail. If you want the information offered by the text formatting please purchase Napoleon Returns (1815) when it is released.
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