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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Dec 2017 12:33 p.m. PST

"It being Christmas, I've not had time for painting, so I've been researching La Belle Alliance. This article doesn't yet include the model, which is under construction, but sets out my research. My plan is to show the inn, the annex to its rear and Decoster's house. I will show the Emperor and his staff, the service squadrons of the Guard Cavalry, the Emperor's carriage, and the Old Guard. The area covers the following:…"


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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP27 Dec 2017 1:00 p.m. PST

I will admit this. I started reading this thinking "Oh dear". Any account that started by telling me that Blucher and DoW met there….and that Boney's Berline or Dormeuse, or whatever we agree to call, it was there (it was not)….would not be worth pursuing.

I am so glad I pressed on. This is very well researched and the author has turned up a couple of sketches that I did not have in my collection (until tonight)

A great find (Grin)

daler240D Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member28 Dec 2017 8:39 a.m. PST

indeed. very interesting. Thanks for posting.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Dec 2017 11:36 a.m. PST

Happy you enjoyed it my good friends!. (smile)


Marc at work30 Dec 2017 4:20 a.m. PST

Yet another brilliantly researched piece. Us fans of the period owe a lot to general Picton

Thanks Armand

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2018 8:55 p.m. PST

A votre service mon cher ami!. (smile)


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