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C M DODSON19 May 2017 6:03 a.m. PST

Die Schlacht von Ligny 16th Juni 1815

Timeline 7.50PM

Tirallieurs from 1st brigade De La Jeune Garde, Lieutenant-general Pierre Comte Barrois, assisted by elements from 12th Infantry Division, Lieutenant-General Baron Marc-Nicholas Pecheux assault the Ferme den Bas.



Elements from 2nd Brigade Marechal-de-camp Dupeyroux, commence their advance from St Amand towards ligny as the French artillery begins to redeploy through the village.





2nd Brigade De La Jeune Garde, Marechal-de-camp Guye supported by 7th Infantry Division, Lieutenant-general Baron Jean-Baptiste Girard attempt to ‘pin' the Prussians before Brye. If successful this will allow the Guard advancing from Ligny to envelop their rear and destroy them.



Feldmarschall Blucher is organising the defence of Ligny in person . In his absence Generallieutenant August Graf Neidhardt von Gneisenau orders the withdrawal of all Prussian forces west of Ligny in order to prevent their envelopment.





The skies begin to darken to an inky blackness as the storm arrives.



The gunfire is drowned out by thunder and the dark is torn by sheet lightning as the Guard move through a blazing Ligny scenting victory.





Pas de quartier, Vive L'Empereur!

marshalGreg19 May 2017 6:12 a.m. PST

You have really gotten good at this!
Vive L' Dobson!


Dr Jeckyll Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2017 6:16 a.m. PST

Second to last picture is awsome!!

davbenbak Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2017 6:25 a.m. PST

Breath taking! I see many of my Hat favorites.
p.s. Congratulations on beating Tango to the punch.

KTravlos19 May 2017 7:33 a.m. PST

This is damn great work

Marc the plastics fan19 May 2017 8:02 a.m. PST

Wonderful. If only it could be in a museum. Their displays never look as good as these


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2017 8:38 a.m. PST

The burning buildings……the haze and smoke….the idea of lightning. You really have a gift for photography and special effects.

Personal logo ACWBill Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2017 11:09 a.m. PST


HidaSeku19 May 2017 2:34 p.m. PST

Wow! That is absolutely incredibly well done. Bravo!

Alcibiades Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2017 6:28 p.m. PST

Fantastic work. Captures the desperation of the fighting at Ligny wonderfully.

C M DODSON21 May 2017 6:36 a.m. PST

Thank you to everyone for their kind comments.

The action is drawing to its conclusion with only Roeders cavalry and a Brigade from Thielmans corps to stop the Guard from delivering the coup de grace.

Blucher is leading from the front as usual but will history repeat itself?

Thank you again.


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2017 8:05 a.m. PST

Let me guess…..

Go on…let me try…


Blucher under his white horse (which no one yet….not one maker…has made in TOTS…28mm scale)

Next scene he does this insane thing…he marches West, across an enemy advance, exposes his left flank….with exhausted soldiers, who are far from elite…to support an ally who may not even be there. He should have been shot…not Ney or Labedoyere……for madness, to threaten the integrity of his homeland.

Any sense says fall back on your lines of communication and keep your army safe. That is the sensible thing to do. The genius is to roll the dice and win…………

C M DODSON21 May 2017 10:40 a.m. PST

Hello Mr Deadhead.

The first issue to be decided is, are the Prussians merely bashed about or alternatively comprehensively defeated?

The second is will the Prince Regents gift suffer the same fate as the original?

Blucher, ever the cavalryman doesn't seem to do safe and sensible hence his present problem.

TOTS? 20mm gets my vote. Schilling, Schameling, Massimo et al fantastic!

Best wishes and thank you again for your kind comments.

Marc the plastics fan21 May 2017 10:55 a.m. PST

Yep. There is only one true scale – 1/72 of course


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2017 12:47 p.m. PST

I'll be honest. I do not throw dice. I have almost never played a wargame in my life (OK we will forget my disasters at Market Garden and The Somme/Verdun which took a year or two to prepare).

But Marc may be right. 1/72 is how we all started…but not with figures like this!. I added valises to those tiny French Airfix Cuirassiers, with folded cloaks…..and they were still midgets!

Too late for me is this……strong with 28 mm am I and long do my figures languish, in the attic, in darkness

AuvergneWargamer21 May 2017 1:33 p.m. PST


Not a plastics chap but these do look splendid.

Thanks for sharing.



14Bore21 May 2017 3:47 p.m. PST

These look like war time correspondence photographer photos.

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