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Personal logo Old Contemptible Supporting Member of TMP21 Jul 2021 7:42 a.m. PST

Were the two crossroads at Quatre Bras cobblestone or dirt? I am talking about on the wargame table. Do I make them dirt the entire way and cobblestone in the hamlet?

Prince of Essling21 Jul 2021 9:55 a.m. PST

I believe both axis (North to South and East to West) were metalled.

Allan F Mountford21 Jul 2021 10:12 a.m. PST

Both were major routes. The Brussels-Charleroi road (north-south) was cobbled in the centre and compacted granular materials either side. It would have been clogged up with coal dust. The Nivelles-Namur road (west-east) was similar, though may have been less contaminated. Either way, as Prince of Essling says, both roads would be reasonable going for troops in road column even in wet weather.

Personal logo Old Contemptible Supporting Member of TMP21 Jul 2021 3:46 p.m. PST

Thanks guys. I think I found someone who makes them.

C M DODSON21 Jul 2021 8:39 p.m. PST

The roads mentioned were ‘Flemish' paved and as stated stained with coal dust from the coal wagons.

I researched this battle extensively for my re fight.

You might find these links of help.

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Mike Robinsons book is excellent for maps but Andrew Fields is an excellent source.

Best wishes,

Chris


Best wishes,

Chris

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP22 Jul 2021 7:37 a.m. PST

old Contemptible, who makes them?

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