Five years ago today I was in the privileged position to have witnessed one of the two mega events at Waterloo 200. Little memories include watching Charles and Camilla sweeping up with their entourage as UK representatives, literally almost colliding with Mr Farage as he made political capital at
Hougoumont and, hailing a bunch of HLI drilling in a field near the chateau in my very...
|17th century rules sets|
The lockdown has had a very practical impact on Warfare Miniatures... our casters have stopped working during the self isolation period and consequently, with lots of games stuck at home and ordering figures, we've run out of stock of a huge number of items. This is very frustrating as can be imagined. Of course, the situation will be temporary but it is a king sized pain in...
|When I faltered, members of the gaming public were there to remind me of what I'd written in the rules - nice!|
We do other stuff... a lot of people know that (in my best Maurice Micklewhite parody).
|Toggy's nice pontoon bridge is underneath the French transport!|
Toggy keeps a painter chained to a radiator somewhere in order to achieve the volumes of Austrians he has amassed over the passed three or...
|My own 2nd Dragoons|
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As a 'non-Facebooker' I often miss bits and pieces of hobby stuff. This particular 2+ minutes of video footage was taken by Germanicus at our 2015 re-fight of Waterloo in Derby.
Adrian made the terrain, Toggy, Gerry, Peter, Barry and several other chaps provided the 8,000 or so figures. The event was a decisive result and the game...
As I am just about to take delivery of a large quantity of The War of Three Kings I need to make some space in the store. I currently have quite a lot of Republic to Empire after commissioning a hugely optimistic print run a few years back. Although the book sells well, I will be using the remaining copies to build a small housing estate if I don't do something with them now.
|Longstreets's Brigade march to Harrison's Meadow|
I do have other interests apart from 1660-1721 and so for the Christmas game this year I thought I'd surprise Toggy with an ACW encounter from the very beginning of the war.
|Ewell's Brigade approach from the south west|
In this fictitious pre-1st Bull Run encounter elements of Tyler's 1st US Division attempt to protect the Warrenton Road road adjacent...
|Our set up positions at Arcis sur Aube, March 20 1814|
I have been particularly conscious of the requests from visitors to keep this Blog exclusively 17th/early 18th century. This post proves that rule by making a rare exception.
|Cavalry regiments the size of brigades - Austrian Hussars - both charged|
Toggy and I fancied a trip forward 100 years to get some fresh air around his enormous Austrian...
|Waterloo from the south west|
This was months in the planning and involved Adrian building from scratch 72 tiles to an exact ground scale plan. Bob and Gerry spent copious amounts of both time and money swelling the ranks of their collections so that in the end, together with my own collection and contributions from Alan Cuggy, Bill Paterson, Colin Napier, Ross McNeil and Peter McCarroll we were...
210615 1015 - Zaventem Airport - the final dispatch from your front line correspondent at Waterloo 200. Last night's re enactment was quite different than the first.
|British Light Cavalry|
Setting a precedent for the blog today by posting twice in the same 24 hour period. The occasion I believe, merits a different approach at least for this week anyway.....
Having had a sleep I can write a little more about yesterday's action. The re enactment took place on the ground between the sunken road and the initial jump off...
|Walking to our seats this is the view of the reenactment field.|
|Union Brigade attack D'Erlon's Corps|
I think I'll reflect a little with my head on the pillow and...
|Skirmishing practice by the 71st Foot at Hougoumont|
Continuing my front line report from Waterloo on the very day 200+ ....
|Cavalry! Cavalry! Close up!|
We started off this morning in drizzling rain walking from La Belle Alliance along the route of attack by the Imperial Guard. The feeling in the group was very excited and full of anticipation. We had a rendezvous at Hougoumont for a showing round the...
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