Thursday 4 March 2021

1st Line Battalion, Brunswick Corps and the Hanoverian Quackenbruck Battalion

I've taken a short break from the Plancenoit section of the diorama to focus on two allied squares, one Hanoverian and one Brunswick.  The figures have been painted by two of the team, AP and JH (we avoid using full names on the project).  

These are a great addition and a huge step towards completing each of the Allied squares present on the Mont St Jean ridge. 

The Brunswick square shows the 1st Line Battalion.  The figures are largely Hat Industry and Schilling with some Kennington

The Hanoverian battalion is the third one in the series of Hew Halkett's brigade with one more to come.  The figures are a mixture of Hat, CTA, and many conversions.


  1. Stirring stuff and beautiful work as always.

    Best Regards,


  2. More great work! Seeing the squares like that makes me wonder how they avoided firing on each other in the heat of battle.

  3. In the smoke I expect there was a fair bit of blue on blue, although they were told to aim at the horses so perhaps that absorbed many of the rounds. My suspicion is that towards the end of the cavalry charges there wasn't much charging and there wasn't much firing - just a major stand off until the French brought up artillery and skirmishers at which point the casualties in the squares began to mount

  4. Thanks for the update, they look splendid. Top marks to the painters AND the photographer!


  5. Thank you! Great figures, not so sure about the photos!

  6. Now *they* are what I call squares! Sensational.
    Regards, James