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C M DODSON14 Nov 2017 6:54 a.m. PST

Die Schlacht von Ligny 16th Juni 1815

Timeline 9.30PM to close.

The Prussian cavalry attack by Generallieutnant Frederich Ehard von Roeder's 1st Korps reserve cavalry has been repulsed.


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Feldmarschall Gebhard Lebrecht, Furst von Wahlstadt has paid the price of leading from the front and has been swept away by his retiring countryman despite his valiant attempts to rally them.

The French Guard Heavy cavalry Division, Lieutenant-general Claude-Etienne, Comte Guyot pursue their foe towards Mont Potriaux mercilessly.


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The Grenadiers and Chasseurs a Pied of the Imperial Guard emerge from the Bois du Loop destroying all organised opposition before them.


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The Prussian rearguard attempts to delay the French advance as the retreat through Mont Potriaux continues.


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With the Prussian withdrawal of 111 Korps, Generallieutenant Johan Adolf, Freiherr von Thielmann the French 9th Cavalry Division, Lieutenant-general Remi-Isidore, Comte Exelmans siezes the opportunity to seize the Ligny bridge east of Mont Potriaux in an attempt to cut off the Prussian retreat.


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However, darkness has arrived and the respective forces begin to disengage through exhaustion and confusion.

His Majesty, wearily returns to Fleurus. He must now assess the days events and consider the next move.


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Feldmarschall Blucher, reunited with his formidable Chief of Staff Generallieutenant August, Graf Neidhardt von Gneisenau ,issues orders for the army to march towards Wavre in order to effect a union with the unbloodied 1V Korps, General Count Frederich Wilhelm Bulow von Dennewitz.

Darkness cloaks the carnage but the pitiful wails of the wounded and dying continue from the fields of the dead.


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The war goes on….

C M DODSON14 Nov 2017 6:57 a.m. PST

Apologies as yet again when asked to cross post to the gallery it has duplicated itself. I do not understand the technology but I am grateful that it is there for use to use.

Best wishes,

Chris

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2017 7:11 a.m. PST

This is worth duplicating frankly!

Yet again your modelling (but even more your photographic skills and imagination in scene creation) has produced something remarkable.

Not everyone will know that this is just the latest in a series you have shown us and the links provided do not seem to work.

It would be well worth directing viewers to all your earlier posts, unless they are all accessible elsewhere on line (in which case give us the link please)

C M DODSON14 Nov 2017 7:29 a.m. PST

Thank you Deadhead you are very kind.

The whole story is on Bennoes figures forum which Paul, an administrator there very kindly reactivated following the Photobucket extortion bid. I am very grateful to him for his kindness. Access is free and no sign in is required.

I do have plans to put the whole thing onto a web site but am currently uploading everything to Postimage which are far superior to the aforementioned racketeers.

In the meantime, I have to clear away Ligny and commence excavations for Quatre Bras.

Best wishes,

Chris

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2017 8:20 a.m. PST

Seriously? We will get to see the underrated Netherlanders save the day, the D o Brunswick fall, lancers vs Black Watch, 69th loosing their standard to Cuirassiers, even d'Erlon going walkabout. Fantastic.

It will not be as photogenic as Ligny though. Your street scenes, FIBUAs, burning interiors, smoke showed incredible imagination. QB, the main impression is of fighting either in woods or fields of crops taller than most men

I want to see 7th Hussars vs lancers in Genappe then.

BTW, the last two pictures above are just superb

C M DODSON14 Nov 2017 8:28 a.m. PST

Hi,

Yes, the project is fairly advanced. The research has been interesting and if you fancy a peek at some of the buildings they are on Bennoes under the 20mm work in progress. Some have been updated since their posting as new information comes to light.

Chris

1968billsfan Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2017 11:15 a.m. PST

Don't show this to the guys I game with !!! They will insist on it rather than my thin scenery. I might have to go to Jager booze shots before each turn…..

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2017 12:53 p.m. PST

Where did you get your time machine & did the people of 1815 notice your camera?

Personal logo Chalfant Supporting Member of TMP15 Nov 2017 3:22 a.m. PST

Quatre Bras!?! Great!

Chalfant

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