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Die Schlacht von Ligny 16th Juni 1815

Posted by C M Dodson on 18 Apr 2017, 12:49

Hello Mr C.

Sorry for the confusion. I was referring to its combat efficiency when employed. ie, at Ligny, or the 1/2 Grenadiers battalion sweeping the Prussians out of Plancenoit.

The Grenadiers a Cheval were I believe very effective at Eylau.

However, you are right about losses. The 1/4 and 2/4 Chasseurs battalions were combined at Waterloo due to the losses at Ligny as an example.

Whilst they were known as ' the Immortals', using them in action soon proved otherwise. However, even with the crippling losses at Waterloo their advance gave the Duke a nervous time with Halketts brigade and Maitlands guards faltering briefly.

So, in summary a most potent force when employed but a finite resource as a result.

Best wishes,

Chris
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Posted by C M Dodson on 19 May 2017, 13:31

Die Schlacht von Ligny 16th Juni 1815

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Tirallieurs from 1st brigade De La Jeune Garde, Lieutenant-general Pierre Comte Barrois, assisted by elements from 12th Infantry Division, Lieutenant-General Baron Marc-Nicholas Pecheux assault the Ferme den Bas.

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Elements from 2nd Brigade Marechal-de-camp Dupeyroux, commence their advance from St Amand towards ligny as the French artillery begins to redeploy through the village.

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2nd Brigade De La Jeune Garde, Marechal-de-camp Guye supported by 7th Infantry Division, Lieutenant-general Baron Jean-Baptiste Girard attempt to ‘pin’ the Prussians before Brye. If successful this will allow the Guard advancing from Ligny to envelop their rear and destroy them.

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Feldmarschall Blucher is organising the defence of Ligny in person . In his absence Generallieutenant August Graf Neidhardt von Gneisenau orders the withdrawal of all Prussian forces west of Ligny in order to prevent their envelopment.

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The skies begin to darken to an inky blackness as the storm arrives.

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The gunfire is drowned out by thunder and the dark is torn by sheet lightning as the Guard move through a blazing Ligny scenting victory.

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Pas de quartier, Vive L’Empereur!
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Posted by C M Dodson on 19 May 2017, 13:51

My apologies. The withdrawal link did not paste.

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Chris
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Posted by Thomas Mischak on 19 May 2017, 14:49

Hi Chris,

thank you for the new pictures!

A very realistic work - the last act of the bloody battle of Ligny...

You now "Burning DOWN THE HOUSE" ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYuldgIOelY

Greetings
Thomas
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 19 May 2017, 15:41

Looking at those fine pictures, I can hear the reports of the muskets and hear the cries of the wounded!
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 19 May 2017, 16:24

Magnificent work!
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Posted by Mr. Cryns on 20 May 2017, 10:59

Well look at that mr. Dodson!
Wow that is great again.
You are so far ahead of all of us when it comes to analogue special effects.

:notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:

This one is most stunning:

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That must be real fire, isn't it? :drool:
You pyromanic! :-D

This is an incredible realistic mass scene:

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And this one...

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... looks like a remarkable transposition of this neo-romantic painting about the Siege of Jerusalem in 70AD: :drool:

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Posted by C M Dodson on 20 May 2017, 14:42

Hello Mr Crynns it's the fire hazard here.

Thank you for your kind comments they are most appreciated.

The fire is real using my tin foil, balsa wood and barbecue lighter fuel technique. It did go nuclear as flames seem to start 1/72 scale and then get 54mm aspirations plus.

Thankfully the church itself was saved in the nick of time.

The fires in the houses are the brainchild of my wife, ' Der Feldmarschall'. She suggested rechargeable tea lights which I was dubious about. However as always she was right and the result is pleasing when combined with theatrical haze.

HQ also suggested a torch beam to replicate lightning which again when mixed with haze produces a most satisfactory effect.

The normal scenes are again benefiting from the haze replicating the vast quantities of smoke generated by Napoleonic battles.

Theatrical haze poses problems for photography but when the elements coincide, so to speak, the results are most pleasing.

Thank you again and thank you to everyone for their kind comments . They are most appreciated.

Best wishes,

Chris and Der Feldmarschall
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Posted by Mr. Cryns on 20 May 2017, 15:34

Thanks for your reply. I had great fun reading all of it. :-D
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Posted by PhilC on 20 May 2017, 18:20

Wonderful painting, wonderful scenery, wonderful result, wonderful everything :notworthy: :notworthy:

Mes hommages à "Der Feldmarschall" :-D
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Posted by Luke05 on 03 Jun 2017, 20:24

I like like your diorama. Nice work.
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