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C M DODSON30 Nov 2018 12:51 p.m. PST

A visit to Thomas Mischak's Waterloo diorama

A few weeks ago I was privileged to meet up with my good friend Thomas at Bielefeld en route to the Dioramica at Hann Munden in Germany.

Apart from enjoying his and his wife Martina's wonderful hospitality, I had the pleasure of visiting his Cold War nuclear bunker.

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Once through the superbly engineered door you are met by an enormous Waterloo depiction which is staggering.

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Over the course of many years, Thomas has built up an accurate representation of this most famous of battles.

Comprising of over sixteen thousand beautifully painted troops from many manufacturers he has depicted the battle in five periods and brought them together seamlessly. The individual painting standard of these 20mm troops has to be seen to be believed.

Firstly we have the Hougoumont section featuring the 1st and 2nd Legere attacking.

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The action then depicts the French cavalry attacks on the Allied squares.

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Moving towards the centre of the diorama we see D'Erlons attack and its repulse by the English cavalry. The assault on La Haye Sainte is also featured.

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Moving East we see the Prussian assault on Plancenoit, Papalotte and La Haye.

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The visual impact is hugely impressive in its self but it is the little vignettes that tell the sub plots to perfection.

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Thomas has also amassed a magnificent collection of artwork, weaponry and models to complement his magnificent work.

I asked him if it will ever be completed, but, as with so many labours of love he will always be trying to improve what is already a masterpiece.

Thank you again Thomas for a wonderful weekend.

Chris

Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP30 Nov 2018 1:15 p.m. PST

JUST WOW !!!!

Regards
Russ Dunaway

mad monkey 130 Nov 2018 2:05 p.m. PST

Jaw dropping awesome.

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP30 Nov 2018 2:22 p.m. PST

Very very impressive!

Dave

Paul B30 Nov 2018 2:52 p.m. PST

Amazing.

Rogues130 Nov 2018 4:00 p.m. PST

That is awesome. I wish that was at Waterloo to walk you through the battle. Thanks

John Leahy30 Nov 2018 4:40 p.m. PST

Incredible!!!!! thumbs up thumbs up

bobspruster30 Nov 2018 5:19 p.m. PST

What John said!!!!!

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP30 Nov 2018 7:40 p.m. PST

Amazing – thanks for sharing!

Lets party with Cossacks Supporting Member of TMP30 Nov 2018 8:53 p.m. PST

Nothing beats German 20mm dioramas.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP01 Dec 2018 5:36 a.m. PST

Impressive!

Lambert Supporting Member of TMP01 Dec 2018 10:53 a.m. PST

A great achievement, really excellent.

archiduque Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2018 2:48 a.m. PST

Amazing!!!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2018 2:54 a.m. PST

So many Central European houses feature just such a marvellous facility. Never saw its intended use (at least not yet anyway) but ideal for a massive display like this.

Now what if one day the "balloon goes up"? Would he have the heart to clear all this out in minutes and try to stock the shelter?

Marc the plastics fan04 Dec 2018 1:28 p.m. PST

Well, at least he would enjoy a few days uninterrupted gaming…

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