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Lord Hill16 Mar 2017 5:05 a.m. PST


more at my blog link

thanks for looking!

repaint16 Mar 2017 6:21 a.m. PST

very nice, maybe a fallen comrade here and there?

wrgmr116 Mar 2017 8:18 a.m. PST

Beautiful work there m'lud!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP16 Mar 2017 9:46 a.m. PST

I love to see a firing line like this and great detail here. Buff belts with buff facings, nice to see, awful to have got that wrong after all that work!

Do I see rifle armed figures? Did not know that about Light Infantry Regts. "Chosen men" clearly not NCOs here.

The text is well worth a read too. Their contribution to defeating the final Guard attack was "significant" if not quite amounting to "The Lie at the Heart of etc"

The fun for you will be the centre companies with the flags and buglers…or will they be drummers? Much discussion only today on another thread.

Lord Hill19 Mar 2017 1:22 p.m. PST

Thanks for the kind comments, guys!

Deadhead – why drummers? Buglers, surely?

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2017 2:23 p.m. PST

Read Rod MacArthur on this thread (15th Jan message and those following) to see what I meant

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Lord Hill20 Mar 2017 4:11 p.m. PST

Ah yes, the payroll musters list "drummers" for every British battalion – including all the Lights (51st, 52nd, 71st, 95th at Waterloo). But that was just to save money on only printing one type of muster book!

One of the things that got me started on my 17 years (and counting) of listing details on every British soldier at Waterloo, was reading Keppel's account "While forming square a bugler of the 51st who had been out with the skirmishers and had mistaken our square for his own exclaimed, "Here I am again, safe enough." The words were scarcely out of his mouth whan a round shot took off his head and splattered the whole battalion with his brains."

I remember thinking "I wonder who that poor sod was" – so off I went to Kew and started going through the documents. Answer:Stephen Quinn, a Peninsula veteran from Galway. I've always been much more interested in the Stephen Quinns than the Wellingtons and Napoleons.

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