|Papelotte from the south looking north.|
|And from the north looking south.|
The building is based on the Sarissa Precision model, which suffers from a number of flaws:
- First, the tower over the main gate doesn't look like the present day Belvedere, which in any event didn't exist in 1815.
- Secondly, the west and east range of buildings is too short - the overall shape of the farmyard should be rectangular not square.
- Thirdly, the roofing isn't very satisfactory.
- Fourthly, there is no kitchen garden to the south of the farm and no walled area to its north
- Other details such as the well are missing
Despite these flaws, the building does have its merits, with a well-made farm house and a great barn.
My farmhouse has therefore been extended somewhat and then re-roofed. A well has been added and the farmyard has been given more of an agricultural feel. A kitchen garden has been added, which contains both an annex and a small garden shed. To the north of the farm, a small walled field has been added and, above that, the ground is covered in the tall rye that predominated over so much of the battlefield (albeit in a much beaten down condition).
|Nassauers in the north walled field.|
|Nassauers counter attack from the Great Barn east door. The figures are mostly Hat Austrians.|
|Nassau Grenadiers at the other door on the east side|
|Mostly Hat with a converted Esci pair of wounded.|
|Camera shot through into the farm courtyard.|
|French attacking north on the outside of the east wall.|
|The external southeast corner of the garden wall.|
|View into the garden, south end. The French captured the garden, but despite General Durutte's claims to the contrary, they did not capture the farm itself.|
|French skirmishing through the kitchen garden.|
|Nassauers withdraw to the farm.|
|Medics provide First Aid. These were WW2 US Marines before conversion.|
|Over the wall.|
|The lane from the annex looking north.|
|Garden looking north.|
|French colonel encourages his men up the lane on the west side.|
|Garden looking south.|
|The fruit trees try to show how they looked in the Victorian photos.|
|French infantry pass the window of the farmhouse on the west side lane.|
|The fight at the front gate. The gatehouse was burnt and later rebuilt.|
|Nassau Grenadiers held in reserve in the field to the north of the farm.|
|My lights make the render look yellow, but it's really a paler colour.|
|Regimental Aid Post|
|Gate into the Great Barn.|
|Stables with the well to the right.|
|Nassau Grenadiers looking south along the west side lane|