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...
|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.
|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...
|As we walked by La Haye Sainte 0855 17th June 2015|
|Has the World Cup moved from Russia to Waterloo?|
|Grand stands along the attack route of I Corps|
|French vehicles - notice the colour wargamers!!!!|
|French wagon at Ligny|