4Napoloen’s Strategies Corps d'ArméeStaff workCommunicationFive principlesRapidity of movementsStrategy of the central position vs Strategy of indirect approach
5Corps d'Arméeall-arm force of infantry, cavalry, artillery, engineers and staff.
6Staff work1st Div - handled troop movements, orders of the day, correspondence.2nd Div - supply, police, hospitals and headquarters administration.3rd Div - recruiting, prisoners of war, deserters, and military justice.4th Div - supervising the army's lengthening line of communications.5th Div - reconnaissance, correspondence with fortress commanders.
8Five PrinciplesThe primary objective is the destruction of the enemy' s armies or the main armyAll forces must concentrate on the task of attaining the objective.Operations must be designed to surprise and confuse the enemy.Every effort must be made to render the enemy helpless through the severance of his lines of supply, communications, and retreat.The security of French forces must be guarded to prevent surprise.
9Rapidity of movements"Strategy is the art of making use of time and space. I am less concerned about the later than the former. Space we can recover, lost time never."
10Two Favorite Strategies Strategy of superiority : Indirect ApproachStrategy of inferiority : the central position