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Just had a read at a novel of Waterloo called 'The Limits of

Posted by Harry Faversham on 02 Sep 2020, 07:32

The book's blurb says it does for the battle what 'Killer Angels' did for Gettysburg, it doesn't. Still, it's an enjoyable romp through the last few days of Boneypart's innings though. All the usual bits are there, Ney's beetroot melon exploding all over the field as his gaffer sulks in the wings and British gunners dismantling the wheels from their 6pdrs on the very tips of the Imperial Guard's lances!
But what saved the book, in my 'umble opinion, was the author's treatment of Blucher, his senior Occifers and the Prussian Army...
he brings them all to life and they really march through the mud and gore and off the page. The author's a Yank, so he kind of forgets the prime directive of all Waterloo scribblings, to airbrush the Prussians from the entire shebang of His Grace's triumph, he even gives credit to a shower of Dutch/Belgians for contributing to the rout of the Old Guard!
A good book for a half hour bedtime read.
I'm so taken by the Proosians that I've finally finished my Airfix Prussian Army after 25 years of dicking about! They'll be marching to the sound of the guns in our first proper face to face game since lockdown.

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Posted by MABO on 02 Sep 2020, 08:28

Thanks for the review I have to search for it...

http://bennosfiguresforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=22316
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Posted by Harry Faversham on 02 Sep 2020, 09:10

Excellent figures Mabo, the gun crews in particular, look very animated and realistic. You've done a much better job on your Prussians than mine, who started life as Airfix French Infantry back in the early seventies!

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Posted by MABO on 02 Sep 2020, 15:39

Thanks, at that time I have played with Playmobil.
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Posted by Harry Faversham on 02 Sep 2020, 18:16

Ha! Ha!
Not sure if that me me a Veteran...
or just, an old fart!

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Posted by MABO on 02 Sep 2020, 19:59

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Posted by MABO on 02 Sep 2020, 20:02

Is it this?

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Posted by Harry Faversham on 03 Sep 2020, 00:46

That's the one mate, a good read.
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Posted by Harry Faversham on 03 Sep 2020, 00:51

La Fate Church on the outskirts of Ligny. both sides about to find the limits of glory!

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La Fate Church and it's garrison of the Prussian Foot Guards!

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The opposing Generals...
Marshal Peeair le Tosspot consults with a Colonel of the Guard.

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The Prussian, General August Von Richter, enjoys a pipe as long as his sabre, as he contemplates his hatred of all things French.

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Posted by MABO on 03 Sep 2020, 07:19

Come on, not bad! I like Richter. Looks like a complicated conversion.
Maybe you can share some more close-ups of the unts. Once I made a filme about Rüdiger Fischers dio of Leuthen in the 7YW. When he made it he also has to convert a lot of figs cause the collection was very limited.

http://www.rf-figuren.de
Sidebare bottom Leuthen
Very amazing
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Posted by MABO on 03 Sep 2020, 07:21

And the stopped canonball is an eyecather, too.
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Posted by Harry Faversham on 03 Sep 2020, 07:27

The Generals aren't Airfix, they're Newline Design metal figures. As to conversions, back in the day, they were limited to head transplants and our dodgy take on painting Napoleonic uniforms!
Old Guard Grenadiers made long before Airfix brought out the proper ones!

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Early 70s take on Guard foot artillery!

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'Dodgy take on Napoleonic uniforms'...

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Posted by Peter on 03 Sep 2020, 08:28

Nice topic! Must find me that book to! ;-) :thumbup:
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Posted by Mr. Andrea on 03 Sep 2020, 09:34

Great parades of figures there!
I am reading this now, which I found really good (and reading in its Italian original version). Despite the subtitle, the same old history, but nicely put.
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Next, I may go for your The Limit of Glory. Thanks for the hint.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 03 Sep 2020, 16:11

The iron ball finally came to rest.
Surely ,You'll, be a picking that up and sending it back?
No Sir,it won't fit into our guns!
Well then young Sir, go get me one of theirs. BB
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Posted by MABO on 03 Sep 2020, 18:09

This is really a huge battlefield!
And even if your Generals are from Newline the other conversions are still nice and creativ.
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Posted by Harry Faversham on 08 Sep 2020, 10:44

Brigadier Gerard of the Guard Light Cavalry...

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Posted by Beano Boy on 09 Sep 2020, 00:22

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Amazon : kindle edition £5.00

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Amazon Hard Book Cover Edition £18.89

After seeing this topic,i read again the book above. It being a very short read i finished it during and upon a rather dull overcast wet afternoon.
By the way of its penmanship it's a cool read for anyone with a few hours to idle by.

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:coffee: i wonder if they ever did send that cannon ball back?
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Posted by MABO on 09 Sep 2020, 06:36

Hey Paul, I have this book about the KGL in my shelve as well. Very interesting and a good recommendation.
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Posted by Harry Faversham on 09 Sep 2020, 10:31

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:coffee: i wonder if they ever did send that cannon ball back?


They tried to... It misfired and almost nobbled Marshal Ney!!!

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