Napoleon's Infantry at Waterloo


Breakdown by type

  • 31,705 Line Infantry    (60%)
  •   8,221 Light Infantry    (16%)
  • 12,710 Guard Infantry  (24%)
  • 52,636 Infantry


    Detailed Order of Battle


    Unit (Commander) Strength

    Army of the North (Napoleon)

    52,636

    Imperial Guard (Gen Count Drouot)

    12,710

    Old Guard (Gen Count Friand)

    4,840

      1st Grenadiers (2 batt.)
    1,280
      2nd Grenadiers (2 batt.)
    1,090
      1st Chasseurs (2 batt.)
    1,307
      2nd Chasseurs (2 batt.)
    1,163

    Middle Guard (Gen Count Morand)

    3,587

      3rd Grenadiers (2 batt.)
    1,164
      4th Grenadiers (1 batt.)
    520
      3rd Chasseurs (2 batt.)
    1,062
      4th Chasseurs (2 batt.)
    841

    Young Guard (Gen Count Duhesme)

    4,283

      1st Voltigeurs (2 batt.)
    1,219
      3rd Voltigeurs (2 batt.)
    967
      1st Tirailleurs (2 batt.)
    1,109
      3rd Tirailleurs (2 batt.)
    988

    I Army Corps (Gen D'Erlon)

    16,895

    1st Division (Gen Baron Quiot du Passage)

    3,991

  • 1st Brigade (Col Charlet)
  • 2,110
      54th Line (2 batt.)
    962
      55th Line (2 batt.)
    1,148
  • 2nd Brigade (Gen Baron Bourgeois)
  • 1,881
      28th Line (2 batt.)
    898
      105th Line (2 batt.)
    883

    2nd Division (Gen Baron Donzelot)

    5,132

  • 1st Brigade (Gen Baron Schmitz )
  • 2,932
      13th Light (3 batt.)
    1,875
      17th Line (2 batt.)
    1,057
  • 2nd Brigade (Gen Baron Aulard)
  • 2,200
      19th Line (2 batt.)
    1,032
      51th Line (2 batt.)
    1,168

    3rd Division (Gen Baron Marcognet)

    3,902

  • 1st Brigade (Gen Nogues)
  • 1,925
      21st Line (2 batt.)
    1,037
      46th Line (2 batt.)
    888
  • 2nd Brigade (Gen Baron Grenier)
  • 1,977
      25th Line (2 batt.)
    974
      45th Line (2 batt.)
    1,003

    4th Division (Gen Baron Durutte)

    3,870

  • 1st Brigade (Gen Pegot)
  • 2,139
      8th Line (2 batt.)
    993
      29th Line (2 batt.)
    1,146
  • 2nd Brigade (Gen Brue)
  • 1,731
      85th Line (2 batt.)
    631
      95th Line (2 batt.)
    1,100

    II Army Corps (Gen Count Reille)

    16,137

    5th Division (Gen Baron Bachelu)

    3,786

  • 1st Brigade (Gen Baron Husson)
  • 1,744
      3rd Line (2 batt.)
    914
      61st Line (2 batt.)
    830
  • 2nd Brigade (Gen Baron Campi)
  • 2,042
      72nd Line (2 batt.)
    970
      108th Line (3 batt.)
    1,072

    6th Division (Prince Jerome Bonaparte)

    7,608

  • 1st Brigade (Gen Baron Bauduin)
  • 4,156
      1st Light (3 batt.)
    1,844
      2nd Light (4 batt.)
    2,312
  • 2nd Brigade (Gen Baron Soye)
  • 3,452
      1st Line (3 batt.)
    1,696
      2nd Line (3 batt.)
    1,756

    9th Division (Gen Count Foy)

    4,743

  • 1st Brigade (Gen Baron Gauthier)
  • 2,391
      92nd Line (2 batt.)
    975
      93rd Line (3 batt.)
    1,416
  • 2nd Brigade (Gen Baron Jamin)
  • 2,352
      100th Line (3 batt.)
    1,048
      4th Light (3 batt.)
    1,304

    VI Army Corps (Gen Count Lobau)

    6,894

    19th Division (Gen Baron Simmer)

    3,842

  • 1st Brigade (Gen Baron de Bellair)
  • 2,148
      5th Line (2 batt.)
    952
      11th Line (3 batt.)
    1,196
  • 2nd Brigade (Gen Chevalier Thevenet)
  • 1,694
      27th Line (2 batt.)
    821
      84th Line (2 batt.)
    873

    20th Division (Gen Baron Jeanin)

    3,052

  • 1st Brigade (Gen Chevalier Bony)
  • 2,317
      5th Light (2 batt.)
    886
      10th Line (2 batt.)
    1,431
  • 2nd Brigade (Gen Count Tromelin)
  • 735
      107th Line (2 batt.)
    735