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Grognard178907 Nov 2011 1:20 p.m. PST


Wanted you to know there's been some pretty lively debate and Waterloo information being passed on the New "Project Hougoumont" FACEBOOK page. Please join and help to support this tremendously valuable effort!


summerfield08 Nov 2011 3:02 a.m. PST

Dear All
Yes come join the debate and meet other interested enthusiasts. Some very interesting discussions.

1. The mythe of the Trotter Pack
2. Gun safety and the use of aluminium in re-enactments
3. Incomprehensive reasons for not taking La Haye Saint.
4. Fantastic pictures of the Barry van Danzig's model of Waterloo that was featured in Wargames Illustrated
5. Pictures of uniforms especially British Guards and Netherlands.
6. Pictures of the appalling state of Hougoumont that if nothing is done will be a pile of rubble.

These are just a few lively discussions over the last few days. Make your say by joining.

Yes there is a serious point to bring people together to save Hougoumont.


summerfield08 Nov 2011 8:33 a.m. PST

I have been asked by Mathew Sitlik to make people aware of the theft of his Spanish 2-pdr bronze cannon measuring 107cm and weighs 104kg cast in 1795.

I know that we have an international audience. This highlight a growing problem withe cost of copper.

"On the night of November 2, 2011, this historic bronze cannon was stolen during a break-in at Edston Plastic Company in Romulus , Michigan. The cannon belongs to Matt Switlik of Monroe, Michigan. It was temporarily at the Romulus location for use as a model in crafting a simulated clear plastic cannon replica for a museum exhibit.

The cannon is an original, Spanish made bronze gun cast in Seville in 1795. The crest of the Spanish king is engraved on the top. Trunnions are marked: 225 p (weight) and markings which translate: Made from copper from Riotinto and Mexico. The breech ring is engraved with the Seville location, date of 1795 and serial number 3610.

Overall length is 42 inches, caliber is 2.6 inches.

The cannon is one of a matching pair owned by Matt Switlik. They were brought to Michigan by General H.H. Bandholtz of Constantine Michigan, an Army officer who served in the Spanish American War.

Anyone with information about this cannon should contact the Romulus Police Department at 734-941- 8400"

John Franklin Inactive Member13 Dec 2011 2:59 p.m. PST

We now have 1,111 members in the Project Hougoumont Facebook Group, with authors and illustrators (the likes of Patrice Courcelle, Gerry Embleton, Don Troiani and many others) sharing material and information. There is new material being brought to light on uniforms, weapons and equipment used at Waterloo, and there are figures, models, dioramas and a whole lot more to discover. If you are interested in Waterloo or the Napoleonic period, please take a few minutes to join us, as it's all in a very good cause (to help create awareness of the plight of the farm complex of Hougoumont). Many thanks John

E Muilwijk Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Apr 2013 8:12 a.m. PST

For a Dutch perspective on Project Hougoumont, look here: link

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