|Here is the farmhouse, constructed by my father. It's a small building, on two storeys. The outbuilding is obviously unfinished.|
|The Duvelier farm is typically Belgian in design, built around a central farmyard and in consequence a natural defence point. All the buildings had their roofs burnt, less the farmhouse.|
|This building would be further east in the village, but the same coloured shutters are shown on our farmhouse|
|Back of the house|
|The farm in relation to the church. The west gable of the building is visible in this photograph. The photo possibly stretches the width.|
In separate news, A Dutch friend has joined the project. I won't use names, but his collection is magnificent - some 10,000 figures. These have been boxed up for some time and he has begun the exciting task of taking them out of their boxes. These French infantry are mostly Schilling, but many of his other figures are Art Miniaturen.
Another British friend has been working on a Belgian Line Battalion. The results look excellent.
|Grenadier Company. I love the contrast of the red detail with the white of the line companies. The kneeling figures are mostly Kennington.|
|Pioneers from the Hat British infantry set. An Art Miniaturen mounted officer. A Rose figure on the extreme left. Some Esci drummers and the inevitable Airfix. Kennington ensign and officer.|
|Line company. Less the kneeling figures, these are Hat.|
Add in the 10,000 reinforcement, this adds up to about 14,000 figures, a massive leap in numbers.
Any one else interested in joining the project would be very welcome!