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Joe Dever01 Jul 2011 12:03 p.m. PST

Corunna 1809

Here are two links to slideshows of a beautiful scenic layout depicting Corunna 1809, by Robert Browning & Ron Ringrose.

Part One


Part Two


There are two more slideshow albums related to this layout.

Terrain construction slideshow:


War Torn 2011 Show – layout on display photos


Terrain: Robert Browning
Figures: from the collections of Ron Ringrose & Robert Browning
Buildings: Ron Ringrose
Ships: From the collection of RR
Photography & text: Joe Dever
Players: RR, RB, John Horwood, Paul Mumford, Martyn Monks.

All comments welcomed

ArchitectsofWar01 Jul 2011 12:25 p.m. PST

I Love it. My sort of thing. The mule/horse being hoisted off/on to the boat is fabulous. Great effort.

dbander12301 Jul 2011 12:51 p.m. PST


Bosco0501 Jul 2011 12:57 p.m. PST


Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP01 Jul 2011 2:39 p.m. PST

My god, that's gorgeous.

evilgong01 Jul 2011 3:44 p.m. PST


nsolomon9901 Jul 2011 4:05 p.m. PST

Looks great – are they French attacking in single company columns?! Or maybe just advancing into the town?

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP01 Jul 2011 6:38 p.m. PST

Many things about that collection are mind boggling

1) the amount of time it must take to set it all up

2) and pack it all away

3)the large number of peripheral accessories such as civilians, wagons, carts broken wagons, mules be off loaded from a ship. All of that would take years to collect and paint

4) the amount of time to do all of the above must be staggering, it would take a lifetime to copy the collection

5) amazing boats – tell us more about them -- resin kits, wood or scratch-built; and all of the rigging in them

6) biggest collection of buildings and towns that I've ever seen;

7) stunning terrain boards

Oh, and the minis look pretty nice too.

I tip my cap to the fellows that put all of this together.

uruk hai01 Jul 2011 9:31 p.m. PST

Truly impressive. Beautiful figures, amazing terrain and scenery and all round a marvellous example of our hobby.

Parfitts Tele02 Jul 2011 2:26 a.m. PST

One of the most amazing displays I have ever seen

Fireymonkeyboy02 Jul 2011 5:23 a.m. PST

Damn, that is a fine thing to see.

Conquistador Carlos02 Jul 2011 8:25 a.m. PST

Really very beautiful…

Moore would be proud…

Joe Dever02 Jul 2011 10:07 a.m. PST

The three large galleons were bought by Ron over 20 years ago, from a model shop on the Costa del Sol, Spain. With hindsight, he wishes he'd bought a lot more of them as the shop is no longer there.

ge2002bill Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2011 12:57 p.m. PST


Joe Dever02 Jul 2011 2:22 p.m. PST

If you'd like to see a WW2 variant of the Corunna 1809 layout, click this link:

TMP link

adster02 Jul 2011 3:40 p.m. PST

Are these the same as the ones from last September or a new set?
TMP link

Joe Dever02 Jul 2011 3:49 p.m. PST

To adster: A completely new set.

Empires at War Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Jul 2011 1:11 p.m. PST

At least this one is unlikely to produce another lawsuit!

Joe Dever05 Jul 2011 2:30 p.m. PST

To Mickthemagpie: Fingers firmly crossed on that score :-)

erik the arab07 Jul 2011 2:10 a.m. PST

While fantastic to see the photos and thanks for sharing, I actually saw this set up 'in the flesh' at Wartorn, Scarborough and it looks all the more impressive that way. Pant wettingly good infact!
I spent a large amount of time trying to figure how we could fit the various ships into boxes to take home without anyone noticing!
Excellent effort for a great looking set up and thanks for taking as much time as you did talking to me during the game.
By the way guys, all the buildings in the photos are hand made except for one very small piece, but I am not telling!


woundedknee08 Jul 2011 3:18 a.m. PST

Breathtaking. Thanks for sharing.

Carlo Antonio from Italy29 Jul 2011 10:34 a.m. PST

WOW !!!Just fantastic !!!!!

Trajanus29 Jul 2011 10:57 a.m. PST

Really Excellent, though I have to confess to a chuckle at the two Spanish guns on the Gate House! :o)

Enry MItchell29 Jul 2011 2:50 p.m. PST

Reminds me of some of Paul Darnell's terrain!

Aren't those British infantry from the wrong period? (1815 uniforms?)

DrEvil01 Aug 2011 6:20 a.m. PST

Joe , as ever your photo's bring life to the art form and Ron's games are for me always moving into a different league and truly become works of art for the hobby , of mouth wateringly drooling impact … how could you not be passionate about the hobby after seeing such a game planned and laid out. Outstanding !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sidney Fiddler04 Aug 2011 12:02 a.m. PST

Good game, but totally in the style
of Paul Darnell. Have they been influenced
by this great terrain maker?
Chin up

pbishop1207 Nov 2011 11:06 a.m. PST

I've seen this from 2 sites now in the past 2 days. I'm in Iraq for a spell and miss the hobby. Seeing this on the internet makes me sick to get back to my own 28MM Napoleonic gaming again. Truly inspiring stuff here

forwardmarchstudios08 Nov 2011 10:22 p.m. PST

Not bad… however the shade of yellow used on the French hussars braid is slightly off the mark. Otherwise its good.

Jusr kidding, thats pretty mindblowing. One of the best Ive seen.

Battlescale12 Nov 2011 10:11 a.m. PST


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