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C M DODSON11 Sep 2018 8:31 a.m. PST

QUATRE BRAS 2.40 PM

Overview.

French 2nd Legere, Colonel Pierre-Francois Maigrot commanding, upon discovering the Ferme de Piramount is not occupied by Allied forces, continues its advance towards Thyle.

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They are supported by the 1st regiment, Chasseurs a Cheval, Colonel Pierre-Joseph Simonneau commanding. This regiment has occupied the village of Thyle thus cutting the Allied line of communication between Quatre Bras and Ligny.

The Duke of Wellington and his entourage returning from his meeting with Feldmarschall Blucher discover this uncomfortable fact and are forced to make a wide detour in order to return to his command.

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6th Regiment, Chasseurs a Cheval commanded by Colonel Paul-Eugene de Faudouas are engaging the Dutch 27th Jagers, Lieutenant-Colonel Willem Grunebosch.


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The French 4th Legere Colonel Vincent Peyris is assaulting Ferme de Gemincourt supported by the advance of 2nd Brigade, 5th Infantry Division ( Marechal-de-camp Baron Toussaint Campi).


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As the pressure grows on the Allied position the remaining reserves are summoned.

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General Willem, The Hereditary Prince of Orange-Nassau, leads the 5th Dutch militia forward in order to support their comrades in Gemincourt.

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Allied forces are heavily engaged in the outskirts of the Bois de Bossu in an effort to slow the French advance.

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However, the 7th Belgian Line, Lieutenant Colonel Francois van de Sande whilst attempting to form square, has been attacked by the 6th French lancers, Colonel Nicholas-Marie de Galbois commanding.

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The French advance is remorseless but Dutch Belgian resistance is fierce.

Altijd Orange boven!

Leave de Prinsen van Oranje!

Artilleryman11 Sep 2018 9:16 a.m. PST

Brilliant imagery.

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2018 9:39 a.m. PST

An absolutely outstanding presentation! It was most enjoyable to view.

DeRuyter Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2018 9:56 a.m. PST

Wait all I get is "ERROR – no url for link"? Darn work firewall I suppose!

Glencairn11 Sep 2018 11:15 a.m. PST

Blimey..looks so realistic! Well done !!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2018 11:56 a.m. PST

It is like all your previous postings.

The imagery is of Spielberg quality…it looks so like SPR on Omaha Beach.

The modelling is great, but it is the photography that gets me every time. You somehow get depth of focus right for each subject, yet the lighting is superb.


I wish I knew how you did this. Do not tell us though. It would spoil it! Let us just wonder………..

Kevin in Albuquerque Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2018 7:18 p.m. PST

Ditto to all of the above…

Personal logo svsavory Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2018 7:57 p.m. PST

Splendid, as usual. Thanks, and keep them coming!

winser5412 Sep 2018 7:03 p.m. PST

What a terrific pictorial. I am more than impressed; I am inspired.

C M DODSON18 Sep 2018 10:29 p.m. PST

Thank you to everyone for their kind comments.

Many thanks also to Thomas Mischak and Kia Furrman for supplying some of the dead and wounded Dutch Belgians.

The action is increasing in tempo and Allied reinforcements are on the horizon.

Thank you again.

Chris

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