Monday 15 April 2024

Populating Rossomme

 With the farm largely complete I've begun adding figures.  these are mostly Liam's excellent work including two of his outstanding carriages.

An 'Empire 3D' printed model beautifully delivered by Liam

French wounded in the garden of Rossomme

The other carriage also by Liam is scratch built.

Gate guards

The farmyard - the flock is too obvious and needs to be better integrated with the farmyard muck

Liam's beautiful handiwork

Two Hagen Gendarmes seen through the entrance

Map table.  The Dragoon is Les Higgins.

Field Forge

Monday 8 April 2024

Rossomme Farm Update

 I previously posted on Rossomme last December and am now in a position to give an update on the project.  Here are some photographs showing progress with the farm and the surrounding area.  To remind everyone, Rossomme was to the south of the French position.

Napoleon had his headquarters on the heights of Rossomme for much of the day although at the moment shown (1800hrs) he had moved forward to La Belle Alliance.  What will be shown here is some of the Second Echelon elements of his headquarters and logistic support.

The area of Rossomme today.  The farm burnt down in 1895

Early stages

Model goes outside to dry out in a brief moment of sunshine

The garden takes shape - it's too obvious at the moment

Decisions have to be made about where the carriages go.

On the road or in the farmyard? it's probably going to be the farmed because the horses can't easily be detached from their bases.

Track running east on the north side of the farm.

The pond - still wet and therefore the wrong colour

Don't like the plants - too obvious


 I am very lucky to have such a talented group of people supporting this project.  A huge amount of work has been going into the next phase of the project, namely the French cavalry charges onto the Allied squares, with their artillery and cavalry in support.  Here is some of the product from this amazing work: