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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

12 April 1813 - North Germany - Brunswick Campaign

Strategic Map of North Germany

The Brunswick Phase is the first campaign after the armistice in Northern Germany.   It  covers the area outlined in white above.
Tactical Map of Brunswick Campaign Area

Both armies are in contact along the river Weser.

Each corps has detached one infantry brigade to establish a depot.   This will ensure that they can replace the supplies used each day.  

Blucher is content to hold the river, and to leave the initiative to the French.

Napoleon arrives at Hannover and calls a council of war.   He orders 3rd corps to cross the river in the north, but this is only a feint.   The main attack will be in the south against Hildesheim, and the Imperial Garde (1st French corps) will be ordered to support 13th corps.

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