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C M DODSON08 Aug 2017 2:12 a.m. PST

Schlact von Ligny 16th Juni 1815

Timeline 8.30PM

Chasseurs and Grenadiers of the Imperial Guard have siezed the stone bridge by the watermill and are fighting towards the Bois du Loop.

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To the west of Ligny more units of the Guard are emerging from village as Prussian resistance collapses.

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2nd Brigade De La Jeune Garde, Marechal-de-camp Guye supported by 7th Infantry Division, Lieutenant-general Baron Jean-Baptiste Girard are simultaneously advancing on Brye.
 
Elements of the Prussian 6th Brigade, Generalmajor Karl August von Kraftare are fighting a spirited rearguard action at the Ferme du Moulin in order to prevent the remains of the Prussian defence being outflanked.

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The thunderstorm has moved on and the light returns for the final act.
Only nightfall can save the Prussians from total defeat but Blucher is undeterred.
Vowats, Angriff, fur der Vaterland miene kinder!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2017 10:50 a.m. PST

As always, there is so much to admire. But this time it is the explosion above. I tried it once with cuirassiers but never saw movement in it. That picture looks like a freeze frame…and white smoke is so much better for 19C gunpowder I now realise.

Three Armies Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2017 10:54 a.m. PST

Superb work

dagc5408 Aug 2017 11:14 a.m. PST

Thank-you for sharing! wonderful work.

C M DODSON09 Aug 2017 3:47 a.m. PST

Thank you to all for their kind comments.

The project is coming to a close but I am preparing Quatre Bras as we speak.

Best wishes,

Chris

God wills it09 Aug 2017 8:50 a.m. PST

Superb…look foward to seeing more.

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