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David Brown11 Mar 2019 6:42 a.m. PST

Loughton Strike Force is putting on the attack on Ligny 1815 at Salute this year.

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We've selected the main assault on the village itself and its immediate vicinity, so expanded the village and surrounding areas to ensure it's a fitting tribute for a Salute General d'Armee game.

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18CTEXAN11 Mar 2019 7:50 a.m. PST

WOW! That looks great!

Xintao11 Mar 2019 7:59 a.m. PST

That looks great!


wrgmr111 Mar 2019 8:48 a.m. PST

Excellent work!

C M DODSON11 Mar 2019 8:59 a.m. PST

lovely wargames scenary. It is nice to see the chateau included for a change.

There was a common, ie open space between the church and the stream which was tactically significant as was the quarry. Mudfords, the ruins of Ligny gives you the idea.

The bridges were all wooden except the main bridge near the church which was stone.

I researched this battle extensively for my re fight and if you want to pinch some ideas please feel free.


Happy battling.


torokchar Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2019 3:04 p.m. PST

Excellent work, can't wait to see the game in action. Nice work.

Double G Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Mar 2019 5:25 p.m. PST

Thanks for sharing; just stunning, museum quality work right there. Can't wait to see this in action during the game surrounded by troops…………incredible.

Joe1870 Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2019 7:02 p.m. PST

That is totally awesome

David Brown12 Mar 2019 4:09 a.m. PST

Thanks guys!

At Salute we are on table GK09, which if I've orientated myself to the map correctly, is near the NW corner.


Tumbleweed Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2019 8:29 a.m. PST

Very nice!

WKeyser15 Mar 2019 1:59 a.m. PST

Chris or anyone, does anyone have a good topo map of the battlefield. I can find lots of maps of the battlefield but no really good maps showing elevations as lines. I want to make the battlefield for 6mm gaming.

Allan F Mountford15 Mar 2019 3:05 a.m. PST

Doesn't Chandler's '100 Days' book have a contour map of Ligny?

Allan F Mountford15 Mar 2019 3:07 a.m. PST


Chandler page 94. PM me on if you would like a scan.

C M DODSON15 Mar 2019 11:23 a.m. PST

You might also find these informative links useful.

Von Clauswitz who was present at the original action has an interesting analysis.

De Wits work is useful for battlefield building.

Google Earth is useful for a battlefield tour without leaving your house.

Best wishes,




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Prince of Essling15 Mar 2019 1:03 p.m. PST

Also see

which I think is based on the the map in Becke's Napoleon and Waterloo

Allan F Mountford15 Mar 2019 2:28 p.m. PST

From Chandler's 100 Days.

WKeyser15 Mar 2019 11:15 p.m. PST

Thanks Alan that is exactly what I was looking for. I will email you, if you could send me a scan that would be great.

Hayes Wauford Supporting Member of TMP17 Mar 2019 7:11 p.m. PST

Looks great!!!

David Brown07 Apr 2019 7:34 a.m. PST

For an AAR report on the Salute battle see the link below:


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French Wargame Holidays08 Apr 2019 9:49 a.m. PST

looks excellent DB,

lovely terrain and figs


Sir Able Brush Supporting Member of TMP08 Apr 2019 12:27 p.m. PST

Loved the game

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse08 Apr 2019 3:12 p.m. PST

It was a very impressive table !

Markconz08 Apr 2019 5:14 p.m. PST

Just wonderful!

Charge The Guns08 Apr 2019 9:32 p.m. PST

It was a great looking game. I especially liked the village of Ligny itself.

David Brown09 Apr 2019 6:45 a.m. PST

Many thanks!

It was great to have the game played by Salute participants rather than us!


sausagesca09 Apr 2019 7:10 a.m. PST

Impressive looking game. My group has done Ligny (using Shako II) and it is a difficult scenario to get right. The effects of terrain have to be carefully considered so as not to swing the scenario too easily from one side to the other. The Prussians are also very concentrated making them hard to dislodge but also hard for them to maneuver. We need to do this one again. The images are inspirational stuff.


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