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The Battle of Quatre Bras 16th June 1815

Posted by C M Dodson on 13 Apr 2019, 15:56

The Battle of Quatre Bras 16th June 1815

Timeline 3.40PM


French 9th Infantry Division, Lieutenant-general Maximillien-Sebastien Foy commanding is approaching the Allied position anchored on the Ferme La Bergerie.

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The French Divisional and Corps artillery, having re-deployed by Ferme Gemioncourt. display their professionalism by subjecting the Allied troops to a devastatingly effective bombardment.

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5th Dutch Militia., Lieutenant-Colonel Jan Westernburg commanding are pinned by French lancers in square and are being subjected to a lethal tiralleurade from voltigeurs in the Gemioncourt stream.

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His Grace, The Duke of Wellington has returned from his unexpected detour and is now back in command.

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The British 5th Infantry Brigade , Lieutenant General Sir Thomas Picton commanding, continues its deployment.

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Contemporaneously, 6th British Infantry Division, Colonel Carl Best commanding, begins to deploy en potence on theAllied left flank using the Vallee des vaches stream in order to confront the the French advance.

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Elements from 2nd Legere Colonel Pierre-Antoine Husson, scout the Thyle watermill and the approach to Bois de Censes for Allied troops.

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The Dutch 6th Hussars, Lieutenant - Colonel Willem Boreel commanding, along with Major-General Baron Jean-Baptiste van Merlen charge the unformed French 6th Regiment de Chevau-Leger Lanciers.

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Their colleagues from the 5th Belgian light dragoons, Lieutenant-Colonel Edouard de Merx are simultaneously engaging the French 1st Chasseurs a cheval under the command of Colonel Pierre Joseph Simonneau.

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Meanwhile in the Bois de Bossau the French 1st Legere, Colonel Amedee-Louis Cubieres commanding is heavily engaged by the Gemioncourt stream. This Nassau line of resistance is currently the last obstacle to the French advance through the wood.

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The Anglo Dutch force is now seriously threatened but welcome reinforcements in the form of the Brunswick Corps, General Fredrich Wilhelm, Duke of Brunswick commanding, are fast approaching Quatre Bras.

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The sands of time are running out, but for whom?
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 13 Apr 2019, 16:36

How big is this display? In these photographs, it seems it would need a small concert hall or a large gymnasium...
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Posted by C M Dodson on 13 Apr 2019, 16:44

Hi.

The table is approximately 4.5 by 2 metres.

Best wishes,

Chris
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Posted by Marvin on 13 Apr 2019, 19:31

C M Dodson wrote:Hi.

The table is approximately 4.5 by 2 metres.

Best wishes,

Chris


Astonishingly good - better than a movie! :shock:
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Posted by sberry on 13 Apr 2019, 20:15

This is really world class stuff: the sheer size, the quality of the paint job, the many details and the realistic landscape ... and in addition to all this the photography is excellent, too. Everything is just perfect!
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Posted by Graeme on 15 Apr 2019, 05:09

Marvin wrote:Astonishingly good - better than a movie! :shock:


Exactly, my first thought when I saw the aerial shot of Picton's Division deploying was "Better than De Laurentiis". The landscapes are totally real and the figures seem to come to life inside them.

I think we're getting a real feel for this battle here; the refight seems to have been on a knife edge the whole way through. The original battle must been like that.
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Posted by Susofrick on 15 Apr 2019, 07:30

This is the best!!!
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Posted by Bramble15 on 15 Apr 2019, 15:17

Amazing effort indeed! Wonderful painting. display work and overall passion for this project!
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Posted by Beano Boy on 15 Apr 2019, 17:52

Wonderful Display. :thumbup: :Bravo!
:coffee: I can almost smell the gun powder. BB
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