Monday, 29 June 2015

Waterloo Battle Day - Part Four ...thanks Von Peter!



Another view of La Haye Sainte on fire - we had a flashing LED in there for effect!

A few more photographs of action at the re-fight before the final post showing off some of the participants and thanking all and sundry! 

An earlier title to this blog entry prematurely pronounced it as Part Five however the eagle eyed Prussian Kiwi Von Peter spotted my deliberate error and won the spot quiz. Well done Peter and a suitable prize is being prepared as I correct, I mean, change back, the title!!


A view of the 6th Dragoons and Old Nosey!

I do like Teddy Bear fur but these wheat fields do look very good on the table.  Need to make up a few more methinks!

Hovels La Haye Sainte. 

I do know that there is an increasing school of thought that in reality the buildings we place on the tabletop are not to scale and are far too big a footprint when compared to our battalions and regiments etc. 

I don't care really about that - I just want what looks good in my opinion.


French advance up earlier in the battle.

On the other flank we have support on the attack on La Haye. 

Time for some rations Marty?

Lovely Perry sculpts - mixture of plastic and metal.

Looking down the table on the "La Haye" table.  Much consternation on both sides.

The Kings German Legion under Ompteda manouvre in support

"Please God don't let me roll anymore double 1's!"

French columns under Quiot

The ridge line with assorted paraphenalia

Hope I haven't used this shot before - I do like it though!

One more post to go folks so hang in - a couple of nice ones hopefully as well!

18 comments:

  1. Carlo,
    It has been a wonderfully rich presentation.
    Thank you

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    1. Thanks Graham - it's been lots of fun mate.

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  2. Looks fabulous Carlo! Le Haye Sainte is terrific.

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    1. Thanks Simon - it's a great model from Hovels and I remember distinctly a great day driving from Sheffield to Grimbsy Town to have morning tea with the wonderful Colemans and picking up a large suitcase of models to haul back to Australia!

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  3. More truly inspirational pictures Carlo. And there's more to come you say. Splendid.

    Errr ... ummm .... ahem ... any idea what happened to Part 4? I certainly hope I haven't missed out!! ��

    Salute
    von Peter himself

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    1. Ah Von Peter...where would I be without my friend from the North Island? Thanks mate and amended with most appreciated credit!

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  4. Wonderful photos of an top game and a wonderful day.
    As with Peter, I like the fact that you got so excited that you went straight to five! Four is right out...!!

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    1. Hi Fish. Lost the plot there mate and like a fresh faced recruit in a Dutch Battalion on Mont St. Jean, I pulled the trigger too quickly. Part Five will be a cracker!! Or is that Part Six?:-)

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  5. Superb! Lovely photos, the terrain and the troops look fantastic!

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    1. Cheers Rodger - collected over many years buddy. Good to have them out.

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  6. Carlo, you are right about the footprint of LHS. We have the same Hovels model and when I checked the measurements we found the most we could get away with was the 1 man = 3 representation we are going for. However your huge table offsets the size and it still looks really good, well done.
    Chris
    http://notjustoldschool.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. Outstanding display! This is why so many are attracted to Napoleonics.

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    1. Cheers Jonathon - the period is so colourful and with the figures available these days it really is a golden age.

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  8. It was a great day and it's wonderful to see the posts coming out.

    In my game La Haie Sainte should have been about an inch square, so we took some liberties even if the final model was 1/300th scale it looked right and also seemed to have the right impact on the game. Tricky stuff.

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    1. I remember reading that there is no way one can correctly scale depth on figure basing anyway so I don't get too stressed if truth be told. All good young Mark.

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  9. Napoleonic's as it should be, fantastic.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Pat.

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    1. Cheers Pat - much appreciated.

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