La Rosee Regiment in the foreground, flanked by von Brownes'. In the distance may just be discerned the Comardo Dragoons.
La Rosee again, from the rear. Below, The Imperials march on. Weissenfels has already formed a firing line whilst the Buddenbrock Kurassier come up behind. Marching on in the distance are Salm-Salm-Salm.
We await the advent of the light infantry.
The scene is set. The lights are dimming. The theatre is hushed apart from a rusle of programmes and chip packets.