To create the new Grande Armee in the north, Napoleon has withdrawn many of the best divisions from
This has caused a major reorganisation of the French Armies in
Marshal Soult has been ordered to abandon southern
In January 1813 he is appointed Commander in Chief of all British, Portuguese and Spanish armies in
His orders are to hold western
His four corps are all operational, but widely spread.
6th French corps is at
7th French corps is at
8th French corps is at
16th Italian corps is at
Anglo Portuguese Army
The Duke of Wellington has direct command of this mixed British, Portuguese and German army of four corps.
His intention is to march on Burgos and drive the French out of western Spain.
His four corps are all operational and are concentrated around Salamanca on the southern bank of the river Duero.
1st corps in reserve at Salamanca
2nd corps observing Madrid road at Avila
3rd corps opposite Valladolid
4th corps opposite Zamora