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gounour02 Dec 2019 10:49 p.m. PST

we got an interesting session Saturday-Sunday with 25 players on a wonderfully custom-made table at 1/1000 scale, and more than 3000 minifigs 25mm. another Waterloo What-if, but with very serious research in effective strength on June 18th, and of course losses during the first stage of the battle

the setting was "it is 4 PM, Milhaud and Lefevbre-Denouette have just gone up the ridge to the first useless charge. But the Prussians are now coming in in strength, so Napoleon chooses to go to the defensive instead of wasting more heavy horsemen to no avail.
Wellington must now go to the offensive, for if he stays where he is, Blucher is going to be destroyed. so Chassé+part of Brunswick+Mitchel+du Platt+Dornberg+Grant go forward at the right of Hougoumont, forcing Kellermann+the middle guard to come to the aid of Piré who can not stand what is thrown at him.
Kempt's 5th division+Lambert will go to the offensive, too, and at 18h, when Milhaud and the light guard Div are spent, the rest of the army too.

first photos here, much more to come


tomrommel102 Dec 2019 11:38 p.m. PST

stunning pictures

14Bore03 Dec 2019 1:15 a.m. PST

That must have been a sight to see in person

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2019 5:26 a.m. PST

Great minis/terrain – thanks for sharing!

Garryowen Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2019 5:53 a.m. PST

Fabulous. I love it.


gounour03 Dec 2019 9:55 a.m. PST

here you can see more than 500 photos from our Week-end


Lets party with Cossacks Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2019 11:03 a.m. PST

Superb! I saw some (very few) I had as a teenager which brought back fond memories. I had forgotten how nice the minifigs horses are.
Thanks for posting.

Kropotkin30303 Dec 2019 2:03 p.m. PST

The Minifigs Napoleonic figures were the first metal figures I ever saw. Previous to those I only knew Airfix. Lovely job. Thanks.

mghFond03 Dec 2019 9:04 p.m. PST

Great job. Quite the battle. Thanks for the eye candy.

Bobgnar04 Dec 2019 10:24 a.m. PST

I do love the MiniFig Napoleonic range. These are beautifully done, real artistic.

I wonder what the figures with the white turbans represent?

gounour04 Dec 2019 9:46 p.m. PST

bobgnar> those are pure eye candy, they represent the Foot Guards Marching Band, specially the black "janissaries" percussion players

I propose a little game:
there is 4 (or 5) other groups that are there just for the fun on the table, could you find them all?

dBerczerk05 Dec 2019 3:35 a.m. PST

Do you use magnetized sabots / movement trays and steel bases for your units / figures? If so, where did you find the movement trays?

What a marvelous collection!

gounour05 Dec 2019 5:27 a.m. PST

every single mini is glued to a flexible magnet base, and put on a 5x10cm painted iron unit base. We use custom made transport trays for storage (we started making them in the late 80's)

Advertisement time: one foot guard unit was painted by Fernando's painting services, and a few infantry + the 2 household cavalry units by Big Battalions. Good job from them!

Other were home painted by several of us from the 80's till early November 2019 (for the last one)

dBerczerk05 Dec 2019 3:58 p.m. PST

Thank you for the feedback. Sure wish I could have witnessed your game in person!

Bobgnar05 Dec 2019 9:24 p.m. PST

Ok, I looked at all 500 pictures. Please put all the pictures of the players in another file. Then they can all look at each other:) The rest of us would like to just see a few distant shots, but all of the close ups which are great.

The British Foot Guards in the game with bearskins. I do that too. I think they were at Waterloo with shakos. Also there seemed to be too many Mamelukes for the scale of the game, but there were some present, I think. The French Old Guard was present in the game in parade ground dress, while most pictures of them show a shabby bunch.

Tell us the fun units and then we can look for them.

A really massive work. Beautiful terrain and figures. So many players. I have never seen or read of such a large game before. I have all the figures in the game, but only a fraction. Love those MiniFigs.

gounour05 Dec 2019 10:30 p.m. PST

bobgnar> I do not own the photos, and so can not modify anything.
British Bearskins never left the UK, whatever the campaign, and were grenadier-Coys-only things until after Waterloo. But they sure look cool.

fun units are:
-Foot Guards Band
-Prussian hay chariot
-French Ambulance (without horses, those and their drivers were pressed-in civilian, and fled at the start of the battle)
-pack of British women soldiers-wifes
-British GHQ seated with table (although this one was perhaps taken of table early to safeguard)
-British RHA Caisson

Old Guard (1st & 2nd Grenadiers and Chasseurs) had their "Grenadiers et Chasseurs de France" parade uniform; "Middle guard"(3rd and 4th of each) were ordered new guard uniform, but in those pre-industrial times, very few items were completed and/or received before the regiments started out of Paris, and then there was no carriage to move the rest, so they got it when back to the capital in July. At Ligny/Waterloo, they were in their old regimentals (When they still had them) with little uniformity except a majority of blue greatcoats, and the officers in parade dress.
the overall appearance was more of a rag-tag levy than Elite troops
the same lack of transport made the french artillery enter the campaign without reserve ammo, and at Waterloo a good chunck of it only had 2 hours-worth of round shot before firing anything….

Widowson09 Dec 2019 12:49 p.m. PST

It's good to see French infantry done right – with piping.

Marc the plastics fan10 Mar 2020 12:39 a.m. PST

My brother and I were just saying how few Minifigs one sees in game reports, and then this appears. Excellent

They have such a unique style, and paint up well

SHaT198406 Apr 2020 4:14 p.m. PST

Indeed, I travel here less often, but superb to see the grande old forces back in action.
And obviously very well organised, both as to terrain manufacture and participants.
All that appears missing are the cigarettes and the wine/ pastis glasses !!!
regards davew
++Monster Minifigs++

Teodoro Reding01 May 2020 7:06 p.m. PST

Classic Minifigs with classic pairing.
Stayed with 25mm Minifigs myself
Love it

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