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Posted by Susofrick on 15 Oct 2019, 09:16

Totally fantastic!!! And since I'm a bit lazy I expect a world-tour! Nah, just kidding! It's HUGE!!! :shock:
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Posted by Rich W on 15 Oct 2019, 23:05

You may have already mentioned this on your blog, so apologies if I've missed it...how big will the whole set up be? It looks like it's currently in your conservatory (?), what are your plans for storing it? How are you reaching the more central areas of the board?
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Posted by Captain Sibourne on 16 Oct 2019, 05:16

A good question! The Hougoumont section is indeed in a conservatory but the other sections are being stored in a barn. The total plan looks like this:

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You can see each section marked out. This is quite big and the plan is to find a purpose built location - I held a seminar with various Waterloo experts to look at this and plans are afoot to find a solution.
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Posted by Captain Sibourne on 29 Oct 2019, 23:42

Dear All, a couple of update photos on my Hougoumont:

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I'll be working on the Orchard next. This is definitely a labour of love!
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Posted by C M Dodson on 30 Oct 2019, 05:18

Dear Captain, you are undoubtably bonkers but this is really coming together.

Excellent work and visually very impressive.

Best wishes,

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Posted by Susofrick on 30 Oct 2019, 09:05

Definitely a labour of love! And it shows! Agree totally with Chris!
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Posted by Captain Sibourne on 30 Oct 2019, 09:54

If you look carefully there is a classical statue at the centre of the star. How many of us have large numbers of unused figures, whose purpose, eventually, is realised? Image

Most of mine become casualty figures, but Caesar was a hard one to place on a Napoleonic battlefield!
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Posted by Captain Sibourne on 30 Oct 2019, 10:31

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The HYTTY figure
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Posted by Beano Boy on 30 Oct 2019, 11:58

SUPER-CALIFRAGILISTIC-EXPIALIDOCIOUSE :coffee: Yip, it is a real word. BB
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Posted by StellarX on 31 Oct 2019, 10:04

Absolutely incredible work, superbly realised. Thanks for sharing!
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Posted by Graeme on 31 Oct 2019, 17:24

I was going to mention the statue, neat idea.

Your formal garden looks great and seeing the model really brings home how big this feature is. Diagrams in books just don't have the same impact. Very impressive indeed.
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 31 Oct 2019, 18:12

Such a nice garden! Too bad it gets trampled...
Great work - a real inspiration.
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Posted by Rich W on 01 Nov 2019, 21:01

And the madness continues...
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Posted by Captain Sibourne on 01 Nov 2019, 23:29

Dear All a couple of updated photos - some of Major Busgen's Nassau Battalion:

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Posted by C M Dodson on 02 Nov 2019, 14:54

Very nice indeed Mr S.

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Posted by Kekso on 03 Nov 2019, 10:54

This is awesome but I really like cabbage and other vegetables the most :xd:
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Posted by Beano Boy on 03 Nov 2019, 23:02

i remember painting every single brick on both sides of my Hougoumont garden walls
it took ages to complete. BB
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Posted by Captain Sibourne on 04 Nov 2019, 10:56

Many thanks Beano Boy, is there any chance you could re-publish your post? Photoshop seems to have removed the pictures and it would be great to see it again as I was much impressed by it at the time.

Here are some updates of my own efforts:

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I've done a full review of sources at: http://generalpicton.blogspot.com

Next tasks: garrison the chateau with Foot Guards Light Companies, bring the Nassauers to battalion strength, start the Scots Guards, bring in the Brunswickers and work out where the various Hanoverian companies would have been by 1800.
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Posted by Susofrick on 04 Nov 2019, 12:29

Just as great as ever! Marvelous!
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Posted by Beano Boy on 04 Nov 2019, 14:14

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Well Captain,
There are a few walls on display in my Link provided above.
Although the work started over 18 years ago what is shown
are re-built scratch-buildings of over eleven years ago. BB
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