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C M DODSON13 Apr 2019 8:12 a.m. PST

The Battle of Quatre Bras 16th June 1815

Timeline 3.40PM

French 9th Infantry Division, Lieutenant-general Maximillien-Sebastien Foy commanding is approaching the Allied position anchored on the Ferme La Bergerie.

The French Divisional and Corps artillery, having re-deployed by Ferme Gemioncourt. display their professionalism by subjecting the Allied troops to a devastatingly effective bombardment.

5th Dutch Militia., Lieutenant-Colonel Jan Westernburg commanding are pinned by French lancers in square and are being subjected to a lethal tiralleurade from voltigeurs in the Gemioncourt stream.

His Grace, The Duke of Wellington has returned from his unexpected detour and is now back in command.

The British 5th Infantry Brigade , Lieutenant General Sir Thomas Picton commanding, continues its deployment.

Contemporaneously, 6th British Infantry Division, Colonel Carl Best commanding, begins to deploy en potence on theAllied left flank using the Vallee des vaches stream in order to confront the the French advance.

Elements from 2nd Legere Colonel Pierre-Antoine Husson, scout the Thyle watermill and the approach to Bois de Censes for Allied troops.

The Dutch 6th Hussars, Lieutenant Colonel Willem Boreel commanding, along with Major-General Baron Jean-Baptiste van Merlen charge the unformed French 6th Regiment de Chevau-Leger Lanciers.

Their colleagues from the 5th Belgian light dragoons, Lieutenant-Colonel Edouard de Merx are simultaneously engaging the French 1st Chasseurs a cheval under the command of Colonel Pierre Joseph Simonneau.

Meanwhile in the Bois de Bossau the French 1st Legere, Colonel Amedee-Louis Cubieres commanding is heavily engaged by the Gemioncourt stream. This Nassau line of resistance is currently the last obstacle to the French advance through the wood.

The Anglo Dutch force is now seriously threatened but welcome reinforcements in the form of the Brunswick Corps, General Fredrich Wilhelm, Duke of Brunswick commanding, are fast approaching Quatre Bras.

The sands of time are running out, but for whom?

Whirlwind13 Apr 2019 8:20 a.m. PST

Lovely! Was it a series of moving dioramas or an actual game?

ernieR13 Apr 2019 8:32 a.m. PST

absolutely stunning ! if it was an actual game it probably took weeks to play . but sign me up , i'd do it !

d88mm1940 Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2019 8:35 a.m. PST

You can smell the gunpowder!

C M DODSON13 Apr 2019 8:51 a.m. PST

Thank you for your kind comments. It is a re- fight to war game rules with the pictures being the photographic record.

The project started last year and the story to date apart from TMP can be found at.


There is also a construction article at


Thank you once again.


IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2019 9:58 a.m. PST

Absolutely breathtaking! Your superb efforts never cease to amaze me. Thank you so much for sharing your excellent photos.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2019 11:42 a.m. PST

Everything we have come to expect from this series.

I was interested to not "Les Trois Bras" on the inn sign and gather that it may well have been called such at the time.

Garryowen Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2019 12:45 p.m. PST



dwight shrute13 Apr 2019 1:49 p.m. PST

20mm plastic heaven !!!

torokchar Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2019 2:33 p.m. PST

Great photography and shots – thanks for sharing it.

C M DODSON14 Apr 2019 10:01 a.m. PST

Hello Mr D and thank you to you and everyone else for your kind comments.

Andrew Field mentions Les Trois Bras on page 93 of his superb Quatre Bras book.

Mr Thomas Stoney also provides us with fantastic images of the battlefield painted on the 21/22nd June 2825.

Fantastic research material together with bleached corpses!

I think this one of my favourite watering hole was great, but to be fair all, including the Waterloo pictures are of value to us.


Happy modelling.


Red Jacket Supporting Member of TMP15 Apr 2019 7:34 a.m. PST

The photos could be movie stills! Simply amazing!

JCBJCB16 Apr 2019 6:32 p.m. PST

I feel as though I was there. What a marvelous contribution!!!

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Apr 2019 4:20 a.m. PST


GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP24 Apr 2019 6:46 a.m. PST

Looks wonderous! : )

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