Sunday, 21 June 2015

Waterloo Battle Day - Part Three

Close up...the strains of "Command" are starting to show!

A few more happy snaps of action from the 28mm General De Brigade table for D'Erlons attack.


With La Haye still under attack the French continue the assault on Mont Saint Jean
7th Hussars await the order to advance.  Old Foundry figures but still stylish.

Jacquinots Light Cavalry Division - Lancers.

Chasseurs a Cheval and Horse artillery make up the rest of the formation.


I think I would veer away as well with a trumpet blowing in my ear!  Front Rank Household cavalry
figures - Life Guards at the ready.

KGL Light Infantry advance past La Haye Sainte to support their countrymen in the garrison.

More French pour into the assault on the allied right flank

The overview of the allied left flank.  In the centre the Scots Greys charge to glory!

The French 102nd Regiments 1st battalion is hit by Bens charge.

One of the highlights of the day was a charge by the Scots Greys (who else!) from the Union Brigade.  The French had been given Best's Hanoverian's a hard time on this table and the Dutch of Bylandt were also on the receiving end.

Ben, playing Ponsonby, managed to hit a battalion in column.  He rolled the most wonderful of dice in General De Brigade, a double six.


The enemy are routed, the dice deem the colours are captured and the work I spent on this vignette to have it
finished just the night before all seems quite worth it.  Well done son, unlucky Andrew.

The colours are secured and taken to the rear.  Not the French 45th as in actual history of the battle, but good
nevertheless for the British and their allies! 

Bylandt is pushed off the ridge as the Highlanders prepare to counter attack under Pack.



The Union Brigades success forces the French into squares.

French artillery superiority during the battle was marked.  Brigadier Alex indeed shot well.

Forced into an uncontrolled charge the Scots Greys become isolated and a wonderful artillery target!

On the allied right flank the Household Cavalry move up to support La Haye Sainte.

More to follow later in the week.


20 comments:

  1. Carlo ... what can I say? Wonderful perhaps? Loving it and what a wonderful year for it I say. I've let myself get all wrapped up in it. About to undercoat 21 Perry French Hussars (God help me) and I've just ordered two books on Quatre Bras. Love those greys - they loog just the part.

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    1. Thanks Greg. Visited your blog last night and you have been very busy mate! Cheers and regards to Grant and Matty.

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  2. Fantastic photos! Awesome sight!

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    1. Thanks Rodger - the figures from Perry are quite delightful and teh character in teh vignettes is superb.

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  3. Another top post Carlo. And well done the Scots Greys for replicating history ... although it sounds as if they may have replicated history a bit too well from the Allied players perspective!

    I'm looking forward to the "more to follow later in the week".

    Salute
    von Peter himself

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    1. Thanks Peter - always great to have you pop by. Loved your post on the 200th in Wellington by teh way but only half-way throug so will return to it during...um...office hours...lunchtime of course...to finish.

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  4. Keep the good work Carlo. Love the vignette of the Colours, and the other close ups

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    1. Thanks Chris - my 15 year old son Ben was quite chuffed by the way when he rolled that double six. Excelelnt moment in a fun day.

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  5. Stunning beautiful troops and a great looking game. Front Rank make some of my favorite 28s.

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    1. Thanks Jonathon - the Front Rank troops hold their own mat that's for sure. All the Household Brigade, the Scots Greys and 1st Dragoons and the French Guard Horse and Foot artillery are all FR.

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  6. Beautiful table and troops - the successful charge of the Greys, the vignette just completed for the battle and being ideally suited to the moment, and the Greys then getting carried away - near perfect choreography!

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    1. Thanks Peter - could not have scripted it any better if we tried!

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    1. Cheers Stephen and appreciate you popping by.

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  8. Awesome pictures, your units are amzing!

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    1. Thanks Phil though I cannot take all the credit. Cookies French infantry and Lancers are superb! Lots of great figures we can play with.

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  9. Wonderful Carlo,
    Really beautiful figures to!!!

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    1. Thank you very much Paul. Lots of fun.

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  10. I can see the paint still drying on the capture of the flag vignette. Very nice! Lots of potential for future games.

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    1. Absolutely Mark - lots of options available. Great day wasnt it?

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