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Die Schlacht von Ligny 16th Juni 1815

Posted by C M Dodson on 10 Aug 2017, 19:37

Hello Paul and thank you once again for your help.

I was going to re post the lot and you have saved me a lot of time and effort.

Most appreciated.

Chris
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Posted by sansovino on 12 Aug 2017, 10:45

My favourite is the attack in the mill - wonderful idea and realisation.... it´s a pleasure to follow your narration
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Posted by Peter on 14 Aug 2017, 09:50

Excellent work as always! Great to see this! :thumbup:
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Posted by C M Dodson on 30 Oct 2017, 19:24

Die Schlacht von Ligny 16th Juni 1815

Timeline 9.00PM

Grenadiers and Chasseurs a Pied of the Guard Imperial are engaged with Prussian Kurmark Landwehr in the Bois du Loop. Their advance is remorseless.

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The Prussian rearguard at Brye has collapsed.

Feldmarschall Gebhard Lebrecht, Furst Blucher von Wahlstadt orders the 1st Korps reserve cavalry, Generallieutenenant Friedrich Ehard von Roeder to attack the advancing Guard infantry.

Forever the cavalryman, Marschall Vorwarts, leads the attack personally.

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However, the Heavy Cavalry Division of the Guard, Lieutenant-general Claude-Etienne, Comte Guyot, has begun to deploy on the outskirts of Ligny.

The Grenadiers a Cheval supported by cuirassiers of the 14th Division, Lieutenant-general Baron Jacques-AntoineDelort immediately counter attack.

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There are no reserves, the die are cast, night is approaching, avant mes braves, Vorwarts meine kinder!
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Posted by stenfalk on 30 Oct 2017, 20:59

Chris, i believe, your photos are pretty much the most exciting thing i've ever seen in the picture sections of figure forums. It's magnificent, i feel as if i are standing in the middle of the action. And the whole thing completely without any danger. ;) Amazing, truely amazing!
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Posted by Susofrick on 31 Oct 2017, 15:38

Great scenes as usual. Hmm, saying this maybe will kick me out of the forum, but I blame my bad taste! :mrgreen: The die may be cast, but some of the cast seem to have died. Sorry sorry sorry, bad jokes are,well, bad! :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: ;-)
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Posted by huib on 31 Oct 2017, 15:43

Wow, excellent photography of a very realistic diorama! Beautifully done. Like stills from a movie.
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Posted by FredG on 31 Oct 2017, 16:18

Susofrick wrote: The die may be cast, but some of the cast seem to have died. Sorry sorry sorry, bad jokes are, well, bad! :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: ;-)


That explains the "Connection refused" :P
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Posted by Kekso on 31 Oct 2017, 16:54

Susofrick wrote:saying this maybe will kick me out of the forum


We'll miss you, Gunnar... bye, bye :xd: :xd: :xd:
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Posted by C M Dodson on 14 Nov 2017, 15:24

Die Schlacht von Ligny 16th Juni 1815

Timeline 9.30PM to close.

The Prussian cavalry attack by Generallieutnant Frederich Ehard von Roeder's 1st Korps reserve cavalry has been repulsed.

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Feldmarschall Gebhard Lebrecht, Furst von Wahlstadt has paid the price of leading from the front and has been swept away by his retiring countryman despite his valiant attempts to rally them.

The French Guard Heavy cavalry Division, Lieutenant-general Claude-Etienne, Comte Guyot pursue their foe towards Mont Potriaux mercilessly.

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The Grenadiers and Chasseurs a Pied of the Imperial Guard emerge from the Bois du Loop destroying all organised opposition before them.

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The Prussian rearguard attempts to delay the French advance as the retreat through Mont Potriaux continues.

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With the Prussian withdrawal of 111 Korps, Generallieutenant Johan Adolf, Freiherr von Thielmann the French 9th Cavalry Division, Lieutenant-general Remi-Isidore, Comte Exelmans siezes the opportunity to seize the Ligny bridge east of Mont Potriaux in an attempt to cut off the Prussian retreat.

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However, darkness has arrived and the respective forces begin to disengage through exhaustion and confusion.

His Majesty, wearily returns to Fleurus. He must now assess the days events and consider the next move.

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Feldmarschall Blucher, reunited with his formidable Chief of Staff Generallieutenant August, Graf Neidhardt von Gneisenau ,issues orders for the army to march towards Wavre in order to effect a union with the unbloodied 1V Korps, General Count Frederich Wilhelm Bulow von Dennewitz.

Darkness cloaks the carnage but the pitiful wails of the wounded and dying continue from the fields of the dead.

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The war goes on....
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 14 Nov 2017, 15:45

Ah, just fantastic. I look forward so much to these instalments. Your photography, setting and figures are wonderful - thanks so much for this!
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Posted by Wiking on 14 Nov 2017, 16:35

Interesting row of pic and step by step what happened.
With names! :thumbup:
The most I like is the dynamic in all pictures by the protagonists.
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Posted by C M Dodson on 22 Nov 2017, 17:51

Victoire est a nous!



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Thank you to forum members for their support and suggestions over the last few years as my project evolved.

I have posted a separate item under the title in the war gaming section of the forum detailing the conception, construction, implementation and conclusions for those who might be interested.

Thank you again.

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Posted by Peter on 22 Nov 2017, 18:33

Thank you for sharing this expirience with us Chris! And also thanks to the Missus that she allowed you to do this! :thumbup:

Great letter in the wargaming section! :thumbup:
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Posted by Susofrick on 23 Nov 2017, 09:24

Agree totally with Peter! You made the best TV-series this decade! And, as Peter said, great letter!
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