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Battle of Waterloo Attack on La Haye Sainte Farm.

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I started mentioning my passion for this subject in the other section of Shore leave,   but I have decided to start a  build thread for it in preperation for when I start it.

 

When I was a kid I collected hundreads of the Airfix 1/72  soldiers  but I did not have the skill or patience to paint them - so they stayed partialy or un painted and I just cluttered the living room carpet full of them while I played.

This has ignited my  desire to have a go but in the larger scale of 1/56  or  28mm, I am going to create a diorama  of  the defence and attack of the famous/infamous  farm centered in the middle of the field  of the battle.    I will aim to gat a kit of the farm  but due to room I will  cut back the rear section, and focus on whats happening along the front  facing wall and entrance.

 

During the battle  a cavalry charge occured  right in front of the farm  by the French Heavy  Cavalry  (Cuirassier)  and at the same time continious attacks were made on the farm by different French troops from a few different  French units,  the farm was  protected by about 400  KGL  (German)  troops  from a couple of units,  aswel as the Brittish 95th   (Sharpe)  unit  just outside the farm.

 

I have  a few things to sort out before I can  purchase things to start this  (how long it will take to finish  "who knows")   I have however  picked up for a couple of quid £3)  a starter sprue  with Five french troop fiigures  from the Perry range  - this will be a starter test for me to see how they look/go together.

 

Just a couple of pics  - one showing how I will construct the farm  taken from the full kit, a pic of the sprue I have brought  and a  few internet pics.

 

Hope this will be of interest  to follow   I am  looking forward to starting it.

 

OC.

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I'll be hanging with Sharpe and the Rifles, OC. Brewing tea for the "boys".

 

Osprey have a nice 3 volume set on Waterloo; the 3rd booklet covers La Haie Sainte, along with the rest of the climactic day. Background material.

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5 hours ago, captain_hook said:

Very nice. How many troops will be included? Are you going to paint every soldier included in that diorama in representative way? That will sure be very time-consuming. 

Thank you  Captain,   yep  I will  probably have around  50 - 100 - ish  figures  from all sides  (just centered around the Farm)  everyone will be painted aswel as I can, when I start it  I cant see it being finished  soon.

 

OC.

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So your talking what, 200 to 300 figures....  lets see the Germans, British, French, there were some Austrian and Flemish troops as well I believe... Relying on memory here cause I'm too lazy to look it up...

 

One heck of a task my friend, will look spectacular when done though...

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2 hours ago, Egilman said:

So your talking what, 200 to 300 figures....  lets see the Germans, British, French, there were some Austrian and Flemish troops as well I believe... Relying on memory here cause I'm too lazy to look it up...

 

One heck of a task my friend, will look spectacular when done though...

It will  literally  only be just the cut down farm  and a small amount of room at the front   - it will have to fit a board  no longer than 2.5 feet long and  just under 2 feet wide, as it will have to sit on our side unit in a case that I will have to buy later.

 

Thats why I am estimating a head count of between 50-100  consisting of  - KGL  (Red coats)   KGL  Light  (Green and Grey)   95th  Regiment  (Sharps)   (All Green)    French  Line Infintry    and a  few  French  Heavy Cavalry.

 

OC.

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So your doing just a piece of the battle, cool, Infantry supported by heavy Calvary... Will still look spectacular..... 👍

 

Maybe you could give a few step by step tips on how you do your figures so those of us not figure friendly can learn how....

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Figures,horses,farm houses, Waterloo, diorama.................. Waiting for you to start talking about something I have two words of knowledge about. I think I would have to go back to school just to follow this build.:huh:

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26 minutes ago, Egilman said:

So your doing just a piece of the battle, cool, Infantry supported by heavy Calvary... Will still look spectacular..... 👍

 

Maybe you could give a few step by step tips on how you do your figures so those of us not figure friendly can learn how....

I will do my best  but trust me I'm no expert at figure painting, I was watching a video on an expert painting these figures at this scale  - what he did was amazing  and without uisng  glasses - even down to painting the eye details  and shading for  cheek bones.

 

OC.

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19 minutes ago, lmagna said:

Figures,horses,farm houses, Waterloo, diorama.................. Waiting for you to start talking about something I have two words of knowledge about. I think I would have to go back to school just to follow this build.:huh:

Check out some of the videos on painting 28mm figures  and also the ones about the 2015 Waterloo  reinactment   - Superb  event.

 

OC.

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2 hours ago, Old Collingwood said:

Superb  event.

Not my cup of tee I'm afraid, but I will be following what you do, if for no other reason than it is unique, (to me) and therefore interesting. Lead on McDuff.

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Reenactments or land warfare in the Napoleonic Era?:D

 

I started reading Cornwell's Sharpe's series years back and got hooked on the Peninsular War novels. Several other authors cranking out some good stuff.  Nasty guerilla warfare across the area. Small British and Portugese units versus Napoleon's very capable Marshal's. All very interesting. Osprey has a booklet on the Peninsula War if your interested in the basic history.

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1 hour ago, Canute said:

Reenactments or land warfare in the Napoleonic Era?:D

 

I started reading Cornwell's Sharpe's series years back and got hooked on the Peninsular War novels. Several other authors cranking out some good stuff.  Nasty guerilla warfare across the area. Small British and Portugese units versus Napoleon's very capable Marshal's. All very interesting. Osprey has a booklet on the Peninsula War if your interested in the basic history.

Both Ken,   I also used to watch  Sharpe   when he was on tv  - loved the series,   used to have a few books also.

 

I  have been reading through this timed account  from the Battle  - very interesting reading  -

 

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/battle-of-waterloo/11676475/The-Battle-of-Waterloo-as-it-happened-on-June-18-1815.html

 

OC.

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I recall many years ago, there was a series (on old PBS maybe?) that had battle reenactments using figures on a terrain board of huge size.  Hills, trees, building etc. were on it.  They would walk through the battle showing before and after movements and other important details.   I don't recall Waterloo but I do recall some American battles (Revolutionary and Civil War) along with some WWI and WWII battles.  

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