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Battle Name : Vauchamps

Date(s) : 14 February 1814

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , Napoleon's defence of France ,

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Allied Forces [Army of Silesia]

Type of battle : Land


Classic Napoleon with part of his force withdrawing to pull the Allies forward. Then a strong flank attack which forced them to withdraw. Followed by a long swing round their now left flank to block their retreat. The plan almost worked. One of the key elements missed was getting hosre artillery across the line of retreat, the mud was too deep for them to travel quickly enough. The Allies were badly mauled losing 40% of the men.


A village about four miles from Montmirail and 44 miles east of Paris. (France)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
600 (5.45%)

Allied Forces [Army of Silesia]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
3,251 (40.64%)