17 June 1813
10 Bavarian Corps
General Bertrand is now ready to advance
Orders – Move to Altheim
6 Command Points
Infantry brigades advance on corps order
Cavalry turn right and move to flank
1 Austrian Corps
General Lichtenstein decides to move forward before the enemy can launch their attack.
Orders – Hold Altheim
5 Command Points
Change corps orders to “Move”
The artillery are manhandled forward into range of the enemy
One infantry brigade moves forward and forms square to protect the gunners
General Bertrand had not anticipated the forward movement of the enemy guns. He allowed his corps to become a massed target because he was confident that he was out of artillery range. However until his cavalry are in position on the flank they can not charge the enemy guns, and present a good target to them.