05 Napoleon coun­ters

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With the Coali­tion’s heavy cavalry now fac­ing squares of French in­fantry to the front and with no sup­port, Napoleon or­dered a coun­ter­at­tack, dis­patch­ing his cuirassier and lancer reg­i­ments from his own cavalry di­vi­sion. A mas­sive cen­tral bat­tle en­sued, with cavalry, in­fantry and ar­tillery all in­volved. While Napoleon’s cavalry reg­i­ments took out much of the Coali­tion’s heavy cavalry, they could not wipe them out. Napoleon also dis­patched troops to in­ter­cept the Prus­sians.

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