11 December 2010

Division Frontages

A crude estimate, based on a map of Mars-la-Tour from the Osprey "History of the Franco-Prussian War" by Stephan Badsey 

Suggests an expectation that a French division can be responsible for 900-1200m of front.  This is just one datapont, with more to follow.


  1. So 4"-5", or 3-4 x 30mm bases on the firing line and 2 or 3 in reserve?


  2. Something along those lines, and pretty much in contact.

    I've just got Henderson's book on Spicheren, which is a military professional's piece, so I am hoping for a lot more tactical data.

  3. I've got to measure more gun lines on these maps, too.