The allied success in northern
Kutuzov is less than eager to march forward against Napoleon in person. He has learned during the previous year just how dangerous that could be. However his Army has been allowed to rest for two weeks, while Blucher has borne the brunt of the fighting. His corps have been reinforced and there is no excuse not to move forward to support Blucher.
On 17th May he orders a general advance over a wide front from Zwichau to
First French Army
For two weeks Napoleon has been expecting a Russian advance in support of Blucher.
He has been unable to join the army due to political and administrative problems in
His plan of campaign is to march on
On 17th May the Russian army start their march from