People like the massed troops, but I think they like the small vignettes even more. It's just so hard to photograph these, after all 20mm is a very unforgiving scale, but here goes:
Sunday 15 January 2023
After several weeks without any visible progress, I'm pleased to reveal the next phase of the project, with the production of two new sections around La Belle Alliance containing there four Service Squadrons protecting the Emperor and two companies of Foot Artillery of the Old Guard.
|1st and 2nd companies of the Foot Artillery of the Old Guard - officers, drummers, 14 guns, two howitzers, 16 limbers, 16 caissons, 14 crew per gun and six horses per limber and caisson
|How it looked before the grass was coloured to reflect the green tone on the right.
|Wounded retreat down the chaussee as the Old Guard move north past La Belle Alliance
|Before colouring and before troops
|The well between the inn and piggery
|Chasseurs a pied of the Old Guard
|Grenadiers pass La Belle Alliance
|Liam's new carriages added to the model. The Imperial HQ had 11 at Waterloo
|Horse Grenadier Service squadron - Qualicast figures with new heads - they were Empress Dragoons but these were replaced by Airfix Grenadier heads.
|Chasseur Squadron ably created by Liam
|Engineers of the Guard
|Band of the 2nd Dragoons
|Marines of the Guard
|It's amazing how much space artillery takes up
|2nd Lancers of the Guard Service Squadron
|Marines and Engineers of the Guard. These two units remained in reserve throughout the battle.
|Caisson by Andre.
|Troop of Gendarmerie d'elite behind the Horse Grenadiers
|The Emperor with his staff
|The piggery at La Belle Alliance
|Must learn how to photoshop out the windows behind!
|A few cobwebs need cleaning away!
|Band of the Empress Dragoons