Here are some pictures:
|My diorama shows the battlefield at 1800 - by this stage the Chateau had burnt.
|It's been said my model doesn't show enough of the wood where much of the fight took place - well here it is.
|I've created this diagram of the formal garden
|And then marked it out on the diorama
|The view through the north gate
|You can see how large an area must be filled by the formal garden.
|View of the balustrade, with diagram
|The killing zone
|View down the west side
|The track looking north
|The killing zone from the west - the troops stop at the edge of the section.
|The whole building complex
|The track leading to La Belle Alliance
|The burnt west barn
|I've made some of my trees from dead bonsai trees from a local bonsai club
|The formal garden from the west looking east.
|The star at the east end of the formal garden. This was planted with ornamental trees and hedged .
|View down the killing zone.
|If you look carefully, there is a Classical statue at the centre of the star. based on this HYTTY figure.
|Frank Ziegler figures from Hagen - with bicornes removed
|These voltigeurs are all conversions
|The Grenadiers are mostly Qualicast
|Early stages of the north-south track through the wood. This was scene of the most intense fighting.
|More of the Qualicast
|Another view of the kitchen garden. The Coldstream Sergeant Major threatened the Cat for anyone who walked on the vegetables
|This Fox Talbot photograph shops an extraordinary level of craftsmanship but given it's English probably wouldn't be appropriate.
|This Monet painting obviously shows a French haystack
|And here's an experimental haystack, not yet attached or set alight
|And since it caught fire, it'll need some careful modelling