Help support TMP


"Ligny 9.00PM" Topic


21 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.


Back to the Napoleonic Gallery Message Board

Back to the Napoleonic Discussion Message Board



792 hits since 29 Oct 2017
©1994-2017 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

C M DODSON30 Oct 2017 10:36 a.m. PST

Die Schlacht von Ligny 16th Juni 1815

Timeline 9.00PM

Grenadiers and Chasseurs a Pied of the Guard Imperial are engaged with Prussian Kurmark Landwehr in the Bois du Loop. Their advance is remorseless.

ERROR - no url for link

The Prussian rearguard at Brye has collapsed.

Feldmarschall Gebhard Lebrecht, Furst Blucher von Wahlstadt orders the 1st Korps reserve cavalry, Generallieutenenant Friedrich Ehard von Roeder to attack the advancing Guard infantry.
Forever the cavalryman, Marschall Vorwarts, leads the attack personally.

ERROR - no url for link

ERROR - no url for link

ERROR - no url for link

ERROR - no url for link

ERROR - no url for link

However, the Heavy Cavalry Division of the Guard, Lieutenant-general Claude-Etienne, Comte Guyot, has begun to deploy on the outskirts of Ligny.

The Grenadiers a Cheval supported by cuirassiers of the 14th Division, Lieutenant-general Baron Jacques-AntoineDelort immediately counter attack.

ERROR - no url for link

ERROR - no url for link

There are no reserves, the die are cast, night is approaching, avant mes braves, Vorwarts meine kinder!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

C M DODSON30 Oct 2017 10:36 a.m. PST

Die Schlacht von Ligny 16th Juni 1815

Timeline 9.00PM

Grenadiers and Chasseurs a Pied of the Guard Imperial are engaged with Prussian Kurmark Landwehr in the Bois du Loop. Their advance is remorseless.

ERROR - no url for link

The Prussian rearguard at Brye has collapsed.

Feldmarschall Gebhard Lebrecht, Furst Blucher von Wahlstadt orders the 1st Korps reserve cavalry, Generallieutenenant Friedrich Ehard von Roeder to attack the advancing Guard infantry.
Forever the cavalryman, Marschall Vorwarts, leads the attack personally.

ERROR - no url for link

ERROR - no url for link

ERROR - no url for link

ERROR - no url for link

ERROR - no url for link

However, the Heavy Cavalry Division of the Guard, Lieutenant-general Claude-Etienne, Comte Guyot, has begun to deploy on the outskirts of Ligny.

The Grenadiers a Cheval supported by cuirassiers of the 14th Division, Lieutenant-general Baron Jacques-AntoineDelort immediately counter attack.

ERROR - no url for link

ERROR - no url for link

There are no reserves, the die are cast, night is approaching, avant mes braves, Vorwarts meine kinder!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

C M DODSON30 Oct 2017 10:40 a.m. PST

Apologies for this mess. The format asked me to cross post which I did and then said error not cross posted. Now it has done this!

HappyHiker30 Oct 2017 10:56 a.m. PST

Wow, just wow. Is this from a museum display ?

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP30 Oct 2017 11:15 a.m. PST

Do not apologise……… this we have been waiting for.

The suspense is unbearable…I have a bad feeling about this. I think old Blucher could end up in a dangerous situation, which would make a great diorama that no one has done.

He really will then have to retreat back to Namur, along his lines of communication and let DoW fall back on Antwerp or Ostend. Brussels be damned!

Personal logo Chalfant Supporting Member of TMP30 Oct 2017 11:15 a.m. PST

No apologies, that looks fantastic, worth scrolling through twice.

Chalfant

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP30 Oct 2017 11:32 a.m. PST

Superb job!


Congrats!!!!


Amicalement
Armand

14Bore30 Oct 2017 12:16 p.m. PST

I had no idea they had color cameras in 1815, learn something every day.

N0tt0N Supporting Member of TMP30 Oct 2017 3:04 p.m. PST

Incredible photography and staging. Amazing

Marc at work31 Oct 2017 12:32 a.m. PST

Always lovely to see

Thank you from another 1/72 fan

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP31 Oct 2017 10:00 a.m. PST

Happy Hiker. There is a tragic story to tell. There have been so many postings of this series, progressing through every half hour or so…up to this.

Superb pictures, so I thought I would send you some links eg

TMP link

"Aye, but here's the rub"

All the earlier superb postings have now fallen foul of the Photobucket scam. Unless you subscribe, suddenly you cannot cross post images elsewhere. So much is lost

C M DODSON31 Oct 2017 10:34 a.m. PST

Hi Deadhead.

Yes Photobuckets extortion racket was a problem and I am reposting my work with Post Image who incidentally are a lot more efficient.

In the meantime the whole run to date is available on Bennoes figure forum for those who wish to look.

Thank you again to everyone for their kind comments.

Best wishes,

Chris

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP31 Oct 2017 10:55 a.m. PST

Well Tango has now reposted the last one, which I linked to above, and I do see that Benno's Figure Forum does carry earlier images, if one is prepared to register.

But this needs to go back to the top, above the earlier one, or it will be missed by many.

The series has been truly remarkable

C M DODSON31 Oct 2017 11:29 a.m. PST

Hi Deadhead.

You do not have to register to view.

Chris

Lieutenant Lockwood31 Oct 2017 6:20 p.m. PST

Fantastic! Well done indeed!

C M DODSON02 Nov 2017 9:56 a.m. PST

Hello Mr. Deadhead.

My good friend Thomas Mischak has very kindly provided this link showing the Feldmarschall in trouble based on the old Art Minituran set.

I was going to buy this set for the figures but it was withdrawn a few years ago.

1/72 of course!

link

Best wishes,

Chris

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2017 11:20 a.m. PST

Oh that is superb. Obviously had to be both 1/72 and from Germany to be of this quality. So true to the famous painting.

It has always surprised me that this is not more often seen, by the manufacturers, as a superb diorama, in any scale. Perrys gave us taking of eagles and of a KGL flag in their limited vignette range,

If one moment was pivotal to outcome in the Cent Jours, this incident must be a strong contender. Blucher dead or a prisoner, would his successor have marched east or west from Wavre (if there at all)? No Plancenoit, then no Waterloo disaster for Napoleon.

C M DODSON02 Nov 2017 11:51 a.m. PST

Hi, I am glad you liked it.

There were so many what if in this, the most famous of campaigns and you are right, this is one of them.

However, the disobedience of a direct order from his majesty to crush Bluchers flank by D'Erlon as the Ligny action evolved must be pivotal. The annilation of one or two Korps rather than just being battered would have left the Duke on his own.

This after all was his Majesties initial plan.

Best wishes,

Chris

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2017 12:38 p.m. PST

Oh true, but that was not a matter of an instant in time and not something that can be modelled as such. One could maybe model Grouchy eating his fruit for breakfast, whilst everyone is berating him……or even less impressive Ney sitting around all morning, instead of clearing Quatre Bras.

What your model shows is an instant that changed everything.
I have often wondered how to do it in 28mm……

With your photographic skills and more cavalry in the background this would be prize winning

4th Cuirassier03 Nov 2017 5:19 a.m. PST

Hussey shows quite persuasively that had the Prussians retreated east, Wellington would have had to fall back on Antwerp. He simply did not have the sea lift capability required to support a line of communications routed through northwest Germany, which would have been four times longer than the route he was using. Nor could he have assumed the Netherlands would remain loyal to the allies so nowhere nearer could have been relied on.

Ligny and Wavre show quite persuasively that had Wellington not been to the west, Blucher's army would have been eliminated on day 2 or day 3 of the campaign.

rob polymathsw03 Nov 2017 7:17 a.m. PST

Just awesome… I love it, I'm with the story the whole way. Great fun!

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.