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As a result of the campaigns of the Peninsular War and the Russian campaign, the decline in the raw material of the army, the common french infantryman, meant that they were now increasingly less skilled in battlefield drill. The reliance on fast-moving assault columns, driven on by the pas de charge, became more emphasised. attacking in column would force results quickly on the field, especially if supported by a massive artillery bombardment. in all his campaigns napoleon had searched for the decisive battle that would win the war at a single stroke. The waterloo campaign would certainly emphasise this by the manoeuvres to isolate the allied armies. The divisional columns of D’Erlon’s I Corps, attacking on the field of waterloo, and the Grande batterie’s barrage, were all a product of what had gone before.
Napoleonic French Starter Army (Waterloo campaign)