We've been working on the high road at the southern end of Plancenoit. This long ribbon of houses was fought up by the 25th Line, previously known as the Lutzow Freikorps. In defence, elements of the 1st Chasseurs of the Old Guard, hitherto held at Le Caillou desperately tried to defend this end of the village.
The troops are in production so not yet visible, but it has been fun to set the scene with the buildings, all constructed by my father, and to build the scenery.
|I decided that the road was too pristine so I've mucked it up in subsequent photos
|Rubble and other detritus
|Prussian Landwehr advancing towards the Young Guard
|Church in the background
|These will be good defending positions for the Old Guard
|It's a long road but I need to fit all three battalions of the 25th Lutzowers - the judgment is whether they 'run the gauntlet' down its length or whether there is a forward edge of the battle area.
|The natural light in my shed sometimes sometimes does some nice things
|Prussian Landwehr either side of the Lasne brook tributary. Today, there is no trace of this tributary.
|Overview. The light through the roof window creates different effects across the diorama, as if a cloud is moving across the sky, as no doubt they did on 18th June 1815.