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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

5 April 1813 - Start of Armistice

Battles in Germany

Since 1 March 1813 the French and allied armies in Germany and Spain have fought a total of 58 battles.   The French have won 25 and drawn 4.   Both they and the allied armies are weary and in urgent need of rest, reorganisation, resupply and reinforcements.

On 5 April 1813 Napoleon proposed an armistice for seven days in order to allow consideration of peace proposals.   The allies promptly accepted his proposal.

For Napoleon there was the added problem in Germany of national resistance.  They regarded this as a War of Liberation.   Throughout the area he occupied there was widespread opposition and aggression towards the French.  As a result he was forced to retreat to Westphalia to shorten his lines of communication and to impose some discipline on the local population.

Battles in Spain

This phase of the PBEM campaign started on 21 February 2015 and finished on 9 February 2016.

I would like to thank all who took part in what was, for me, a very enjoyable campaign.

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