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The Battle of Quatre Bras 16th June 1815

Posted by MABO on 16 Sep 2018, 08:55

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Posted by C M Dodson on 18 Sep 2018, 10:14

Thank you to everyone for their kind comments and interest in my project.

It is such pleasantries that inspire me to keep going.

However, I must, once again thank Thomas Mischak for his help and kindness.

Also, a mention to Kai Furman who through Thomad provided me with some of the painted Dutch Belgian casualties. His painting skill is far above mine.

Thank you again.

Best wishes,

Chris
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Posted by C M Dodson on 12 Nov 2018, 20:51

The Battle of Quatre Bras 16th June 1815

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6th Regiment, Chasseurs a Cheval have routed the Dutch 27th Jagers, riding them down mercilessly.

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1st Regiment, Chasseurs a Cheval, Colonel Pierre-Joseph Simonneau, have caught 2nd Lieutenant Koopmans horse artillery element in the process of limbering up with disastrous consequences.

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This has left the Dutch Belgian left flank in the 'air'.

The Ferme Gemincourt falls to the French 4th Legere and elements of the 2nd French infantry brigade. The original Dutch Belgian defensive position has now been completely destroyed.

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Elements of the 1st French Brigade, Marechal-de-camp Baron Jean Joseph Gauthier comanding are advancing into the Bois de Bossu pushing back the stubborn Dutch Belgian resistance.

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General Willem, The hereditary Prince of Orange-Nassau establishes his final line of defence centred on the Ferme La Bergerie and anchored to the Bois de Bossu.

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However, good news for the Prince arrives in the form of 2nd Netherlands Cavalry Division, commanding officer, Major-General Baron Jean-Baptiste van Merlen. The 6th Dutch hussars, Lieutenant Colonel Willem Boreel commanding is in the vanguard.

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Contemporaneously, His Britannic Majesty's 95th Regiment of foot, in the position of honour, begin to arrive after a long march from Brussels. These veteran troops form part of 8th British Infantry Brigade and its officer commanding, Major-General Sir James Kempt supervises their deployment in the absence of his Grace, The Duke of Wellington.

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Nevertheless, the French, led in person by Marechal Michel Ney, 'The bravest of the brave' advance relentlessly towards the vital crossroads.

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Vive l'Empereur, La Victorie est a Nous!
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 12 Nov 2018, 21:27

Oh joyful day! Another installment of Mr. Dodson's epic Quatre Bras retelling.
A pleasure, as always. I especially liked the interior shot of the farmhouse, although maybe could have done without the head blown off by the cannonball a couple of frames later... :drool:
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Posted by Captain Sibourne on 12 Nov 2018, 23:45

As ever totally enthralling, bring on the next episode!!
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Posted by huib on 14 Nov 2018, 17:30

Really great mis en scene and photography! You are creating wonderful images very well representing the (perceived) atmosphere of the battle. It is also very nice that you create a story of the different stages of battle in images. Great work!
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Posted by Graeme on 14 Nov 2018, 18:10

That first graze is lethal!

Excellent post once again Chris. I love the fighting in the woods, the interior shot with the French boiling through the windows is fabulous, and your Nassauers look splendid. But that last pic is an example of what I like best about your scenes wide angle shots showing real people moving through a real landscape. Stunning!
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Posted by MABO on 16 Nov 2018, 15:35

I agree and I am looking forward to enjoy the next chapters, even if we know the outcome.
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