18 June 1PM Waterloo At 1PM the French Grand Battery redoubled its' fire as Compte d'Erlon's 1st Corps began to advance well supported by Milhaud's 4th Cavalry Corps. Meanwhile Lobau's corps redeployed right to intercept the Prussians around the Bois de Paris. Reille's 2nd corps redobled the attack on Hougemont. The Imperial Gaurd moved up behind d'Erlon ready to exploit the anticpated breakthroug 2pm Waterloo D'Erlon's Corps reached he crest of the ridge, Bijlan's brigade having fled. On Wellington's left flank Pappelotte and Smohain had fallen to Durrutte's division. Sharp eyed officers spotted Uxbridge's cavalry preparing to charge and he divisions of Donzolet and Marcognet formed square despite the threat of Picton's division. The Allied cavalry broke on the French squares and was driven off by a charge of French Cuirassiers. he French now formed back into line and advanced on the Allied lines. A brutal firefight followed. 2.30pm Around the Bois de Paris Lobau engaged the Prussians n a brutal, no quarter battle that would last for much of the afternoon. While slowly driven back owards Planchenoit Lobau's men gave a fine account of themselves and held Blucher off while therest of the Armee du Nord was winning the battle against Wellington. At 2,30 PM the Imperial Guard advanced between La Haye Sainte, now in French hands despite a gallant defence by Major Baring who died with his men after a gallant defence. 3PM The Imperial Gaurd Infantry divisions crested the ridge, now under firm French control and conducted an efficient "passage of Lines through d'Erlon's men.smashing through Wellingttn's men as they struggled to reform a line at Mont St Jean Farm. 4pm Wellington's line at Mont St Jean Farm broke despite a gallant defence. Kellerman's Cavalry and the cavalry of he Imperial Guard were released in a gallant charge led by Marshal Ney and well suppported by French horse artillery and infantry. In a hopeless position much of Wellington's aryy disintegrated as Hannoverians, Dutch Belgians and Nassauers broke and fled the field. The British infantry, supported by the remants of Uxbridge's cavalry managed a withdrawl in good oorder through the Foret de Soignes. By nightfall what was left of Wellington's army was in full retreat towards Brussels. Meanwhile Napoleon issued his orders to the victorious Armee du Nord for a pursuit of Wellington and the expected Battle of Planchenoit next day against Blucher's Prussians.