The battle of Quatre Bras 16th june 1815

The battles of Quatre Bras and Ligny were fought simultaneously. However, the major attack by the French at Quatre Bras began slightly earlier, prompting Napoleon to launch his attack in Ligny. The battle commences with Marshal Ney's offensive against the outnumbered Dutch, Belgian, and Nassau troops commanded by the Prince of Orange, who found themselves isolated from the main Allied army.

As the Allied commander, your objective is to hold your ground until reinforcements arrive, restoring balance to the battle. As the French, time is crucial, as the main Allied army is nearby. Clear the Bossu woods of Allied resistance, capture Quatre Bras, and advance towards Brussels. Marshals Unleashed Battle of Quatre Bras is a challenging game that tests your time management and strategic thinking. 

With continuous Allied reinforcements and a battlefield full of natural defensive features, such as the Bossu woods, rivers, farms, and towns, Quatre Bras is the perfect training ground for new players in Print Build Play's Napoleonic wargames and the first of the twin battles of the 100 Days, Quatre Bras will keep you on edge.


Marshal Ney, General Prince Jerome Bonaparte, General Kellerman. 
Reinforcements alternative timeline
General D’erlon

Prince of Orange, General Sedlnitsky, The Duke of Wellington, The Duke of Brunswick, General Picton

The battle begins with a offensive by the French forces. As the battle progresses, on turn 6, the Dutch forces led by the Prince of Orange are reinforced with the arrival of General Sedlnitsky from the north. Additional support arrives ny British and Brunswick contingents on turns 8 and 12. However, during turn 18 a critical development unfolds as the Duke of Brunswick sustains mortal wounds, leading to a notable decline in leadership within the Allied command structure. In the alternative timeline delineated with orange markers at the map's lower section, French General D'Erlon’s Corps is deployed on turn 21 to strengthen the right flank of their army. Following the arrival at turn 26 of Field Marshal Blucher entering the battle near Sart-Dames Avelines aiming to bolster the Allied left flank.


It should be emphasized that as soon as reinforcements are eligible to join the battle according to the timeline events, players may augment their forces strategically; however they are limited to add only 4 units of choice per nation using one action point.


In order to play the battle of Quatre Bras, the following nations are required: France, England, Brunswick, United Netherlands and order of battles. The nation of Prussia is only recommended if you intend to play the alternative timeline.

Order of battle



Marshal Ney, Prince Jerome Bonaparte, General Kellerman

Historical timeline

  • Voltigeurs light infantry 10
  • Infanterie de ligne 24
  • Chasseur à cheval 2
  • Chevaux légers lanciers 2
  • Dragons de ligne 2
  • Cuirassier 2
  • Lanciers de la Garde Dutch red lancers 1
  • Mamelukes 1
  • Field artillery 6


Units: 50 / Generals: 3

Alternative timeline

Reinforcements turn 21; General D'Erlon

  • Voltigeurs light infantry 2
  • Infanterie de ligne 8


Units: 10 / Generals: 1


Total French army

Units: 60 / Generals: 4

United Netherlands


Prince of Orange

Historical timeline start of the battle

  • Dutch Jaeger 2
  • Nassau Jaeger 2
  • Dutch/Belgian line infantry 4
  • Dutch militia 4
  • Nassau infantry 2
  • Field artillery Dutch 1


Units: 15 / Generals: 1

Reinforcements turn 6
General Sedlnitsky Perponcher

  • Dutch Jaeger 2
  • Dutch militia 4
  • Nassau infantry 2
  • Dutch Hussars 2
  • Dutch carabiniers 1
  • Field artillery Dutch 1


Units: 12 / Generals: 1


Total United Netherlands army

Units: 27 / Generals: 2



Reinforcements turn 8: The Duke of Wellington

  • 95th rifles 1
  • 71st Glasgow Highlanders 1
  • KGL Light 2
  • Britisch line infantry 4
  • KGL militia 4
  • KGL line infantry 4
  • Highland black watch 2
  • British foot guards 4
  • Field artillery England 4


Units: 26 / Generals: 1

Duchy of Brunswick


Reinforcements turn 12: The Duke of Brunswick

  • Brunswick Uhlanen 1
  • Brunswick Jaeger 2
  • Brunswick line infantry 4
  • Brunswick guard infantry 1
  • Brunswick Totenkoph hussars 2


Units: 10 / Generals: 1


Alternative timeline
Reinforcements turn 26; Field Marshal Blucher

  • prussian landwehr jaeger 2
  • prussian landwehr infantry 2
  • Prussian fusiliers 2
  • Prussian Uhlans 1
  • Prussian landwehr cavalry 1
  • Prussian Dragoner 1
  • Field artillery Prussia 1


Units: 10 / Generals: 1

Content digital download package

The battle map of Quatre-bras comes as a downloadable package in JPEG files, featuring a high-quality battle map size  89x147cm or 33x59.5 inches poster.

For the best results, we recommend printing the package at a local professional printer store as the colors may vary when printed from the screen. Print the battlemaps on a 150-200gr or 40-54 lb poster print. For a sturdier feel, you can print the battle map directly onto materials like foam board or on Frontlit PVC Banner. For printing at home, you can utilize online resources like "Posterizer Online." This tool allows you to efficiently segment both maps into tiles for easy at-home printing. Simply choose your preferred format and configure the layout.