Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Waterloo in 20mm - Contacting the Project

 Dear All,

I've had several people attempt to contact me with the aim of helping out with the project.  For anyone wishing to support the project, please email the following address: 

mark@waterloouncovered.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

In the meantime, here are some update photographs from the project.

Various French cavalry in bivouac on the rise above La Belle Alliance:





Casualties at Plancenoit:











Our youngest painter is 16 and has produced these Prussian infantry - the first 50 of 400:


Our friend Thomas is working on these casualties:

I've just bought enough Cuirassiers for the 11th Regiment.  Even in blue plastic they look impressive:


The project needs many casualty figures.  These sort of images provide the inspiration:

Friday, 21 August 2020

Prussian Horse Artillery Battery

Here is the latest from my painting consortium, a Prussian Horse Artillery battery.  Not only is it very nicely painted but it shows the amount of space it would have taken up.

The figures are a mix of Art Miniaturen, Franznap and some Hat.  I'm keeping things anonymous, but I'm really grateful to the painter.












 

Tuesday, 18 August 2020

Reinforcements

In the last few months, we have created a painting consortium which has given a major boost to the project.  In production at the moment are:

Initials

Project

Numbers

SB

French Infantry Battalion

400

BdC

French Light Infantry Battalion

400

JMC

X2 Bn Old Guard

X2 Bn Young Guard

1600

AD

Large collection

10,000

RE

12th Light Dragoons

200

CdH

6th Militia, 6thHussars, Lux’s battery

800

LF

Prussian Cavalry

200

SG

Sandham’s Battery

100

JH

Prussian Battalion

French Light Infantry Battalion

400

 

400

 

DG

Bull’s Troop

100

CK

Old Guard Battalion

400

MM

Prussian Battery

100

PM

Landwehr Battalion

400

RM

200 Voltigeurs Young Guard

 

200

 

LWS

Landwehr Battalion

500

BP

18thBuckingham’s

400

SP

Tirailleur Battalion

400

AP

Halkett’s Brigade

1600

DS

Belgian Line Battalion

18th Prussian Reserve Battalion

400

 

200

RS

TBC

 

HR

Large collection

15,000

Total

 

33,300

I've avoided using names, but each participant is identified by his initials.  I was visited by one of the team this weekend and used the opportunity to show some of the work to date.  

Here's my own work top with four battalions of Old and Young Guard in production:



What a mess!

La Belle Alliance:









Showing a barrier thrown across the road at Plancenoit.


Some more battle damage and barriers in Plancenoit:

La Haie Sainte needed a viewing:











My Marines and Engineers of the Guard:




Some of my visitors figures:


It was raining too hard and there was not enough space inside to get out Hougoumont!



Monday, 17 August 2020

3rd Line Battalion in Aubreme’s Brigade of Chasse’s Division

 As part of the painting consortium working on the Waterloo diorama, I'm able to present this excellent Belgian square.  The unit in question is the 3rd Line Battalion in Aubreme's brigade of Chasse’s division.  The Battalion was commanded by Lt Col E P  L'Honneux. 

For reasons of privacy, I don't name names on the Blog but I'm very grateful for this latest contribution.

The figures are the usual mix.  The front row (kneeling) are mostly Kennington.  The rest are mixture of Hat and Art Miniaturen with a fair few others mixed in.

In addition to the line companies, the Chasseurs are shown with green cords and plumes and the grenadiers with red.










The square joins the other 25 battalions that now no longer all fit on the dining room table!