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Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2019 7:47 p.m. PST

This is a short video on the Waterloo Battle that was put on over in Scotland if that huge map.

YouTube link

120 players with over 22,000 miniatures.

At the 1:28 mark is an overhead view.

JimDuncanUK09 Jul 2019 4:35 a.m. PST

Some more here:

YouTube link

Rittmester Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2019 9:35 a.m. PST

Thank you for a great AAR! It did not matter that it was more than an hour :) Would have been very interesting to have that kind of tactical AAR at the higher echelons of command, i.e. from division up through corps and army.

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2019 12:55 p.m. PST

What I like was the French battle plan, where…

They were going to bypass Hougoumont, but…

Some Bde/Divison Commanders didn't get the word, since…

It wasn't long before a 3rd of the French Army was trying to take it.

darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2019 4:11 p.m. PST

It wasn't long before a 3rd of the French Army was trying to take it.

Gotta love it when that sort of thing happens. Wargamers can be the worst Monday morning quarterbacks: "Oh I'd never be that stupid…", so it's always fun to see events play out like that.

Heck, I was playing Snappy Nappy with my son the other day, and commenting how I was letting this fortified town he was defending "become my Hougoumont," drawing in more of my forces even though I was aware it was bad. The terrain and circumstances made it impossible to disengage, so…ugh. :p

Yesthatphil10 Jul 2019 5:03 p.m. PST

Great effort by Tony Pollard, Donald Adamson and the hundreds of enthusiasts motivated by the idea, to raise money for charity.


JimDuncanUK11 Jul 2019 7:13 a.m. PST

Correct Phil.

I had a tiny, tiny part in it and even that entailed painting and donating about 100 figures as well as assembling and painting £125.00 GBP worth of MDF buildings.

I know that another painting contributor painted about ten times as many figures as me.

The fund raising continues as there will be entries to various auction sites as and when.

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