5th Cavalry Division. Cavalry (Reserve) Corps, Armee Du Nord 1815

The next cavalry division of napoleon's Armee Du Nord is the 5th Cavalry Division. This was commanded by Général de Division Jacques Gervais, baron Subervie. The units in the division were the 1st and 2nd Lanciers and the 11th Chasseurs A Cheval. 

5th Cavalry Division of the French army of 1815 

This Division fought at Ligny, on the French left flank. It did little during the battle, with feints and artillery duels with the Prussian right wing. On the 17th of June it was involved in the follow up of Wellington's army as they withdrew from Quatre-Bras.  At Genappe it tried to charge the Allied rearguard in a thunderstorm. 

Napoleonic 6mm figures

At Waterloo, the 5th Division participated with VI Corps in attempting to hold back the Prussians at Plancenoit and charged and checked the cavalry of Bulow's corps. 

Blucher bases with 6mm Baccus figures

Another cavalry base is now complete for the Armee Du Nord, there's not many bases left to complete now. 

The information for this post came from Mark Adkin's Waterloo Companion and John Franklin's Waterloo (2) LignyWaterloo (3) Mont St Jean and Wavre by Osprey (Amazon affiliate links).

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