To create the new Grande Armee in the north, Napoleon has withdrawn many of the best divisions from Spain.
The bulk of these have come from the east, where there is less threat from the Spanish armies than from Wellington in the west.
The French have abandoned their bases in Valencia and concentrated on holding the coast around Barcelona and communications with Soult via Saragossa
Wellington has been appointed commander of all Spanish forces and has tasked those in the east with containing Suchet and preventing him from sending reinforcements to Soult.
Marshal Suchet commands the Fourth French Army of three corps
His orders are to hold Barcelona and the road to the west coast via Saragossa
His three corps is operational, but widely spread.
4th French corps is at Barcelona
5th French corps is at Tarragona
15th Polish corps is at Gerona
Captain General Copons commands the Spanish Army of four corps
All are operational, but corps commanders resist any central control
1st corps is at Tortosa on the river Ebro
2nd corps is further north also on the river Ebro
3rd corps has entered Lerida on the Barcelona to Saragossa road
4th corps is in the mountains near Gerona