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Re: The Battle of Quatre Bras 16th June 1815

Verfasst: Fr 13. Sep 2019, 12:14
von CHRIS DODSON
Thank you Mr C, most appreciated.

Kinetic energy and flesh do not make good bedfellows. It is to our eternal discredit that we as a race seem to spend so much effort on fiendish devices to kill one another.

I have an eighteen pounder fuse head from WW1 which shows the incredible engineering that went into ensuring it’s destruction and that of others. What a waste of talent.

Nevertheless, the French main attack is now underway with Kellerman in support. Will history be reversed?

Best wishes,

Chris

Re: The Battle of Quatre Bras 16th June 1815

Verfasst: Fr 13. Sep 2019, 13:59
von Salaberry
Nice progress, and amazing atmospheric shots that bring out the whole thing: the realist in me can't help but notice a hussar being "atomized".
Very good story telling, once more.

Keep up the excellent work!

Sala

Re: The Battle of Quatre Bras 16th June 1815

Verfasst: Do 14. Nov 2019, 17:04
von CHRIS DODSON
The Battle of Quatre Bras 16th June 1815

Timeline 5.50PM

Overview.


The French 5th Infantry Division, Lieutenant-General Baron Gilbert-Desiree Bachelu and French 9th Infantry Division Lieutenant-General Maximillian-Sebastian, Comte Foy are heavily engaged with the Allied centre and left wing. This massive assault is causing the Duke grave concern.

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Meanwhile, 2nd French Infantry Brigade, Marechal-de-camp Baron Jean-Louis Soye, from Jerome Bonaparte's 6th French Infantry Division. continues its remorseless advance on the Allied centre.

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The Brunswick hussars, Major Frederich von Cramm commanding, have charged the French infantry between the Bois de Bossu and Ferme La Bergerie and despite suffering heavy casualties on the approach are engaged in a melee.

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Unfortunately, the British artillery is severely handicapped in target acquisition by undulating terrain and the tall crops. Nevertheless, No2 Company Royal Artillery Brevet Major Thomas Rogers has redeployed to assist the Allied centre.


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His Grace, The Duke of Wellington has received news that 3rd British Infantry Division, Lieutenant-General Count Carl von Alten is approaching Quatre Bras, but, will it be soon enough?

To add to the Duke's woes, Lieutenant-General Francois-Etienne-Kellerman Comte Valmy is proudly leading the cuirassiers of French 2nd Cavalry Brigade straight at the Allied centre.

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Marechal Ney senses victory is at hand. 'Avant, la victoire est a nous, mes braves'.

Re: The Battle of Quatre Bras 16th June 1815

Verfasst: Do 14. Nov 2019, 17:17
von CHRIS DODSON
Apologies.

The title should be 4.50PM.

Fat fingers again.

Best wishes,

Chris

Re: The Battle of Quatre Bras 16th June 1815

Verfasst: Do 14. Nov 2019, 18:03
von Egbert
Really great chris ...
This is for me living history.
I am absolutely impressed by your work of art. :o :shock:

Re: The Battle of Quatre Bras 16th June 1815

Verfasst: Do 14. Nov 2019, 18:42
von Wolfgang
Tolle Szenen Chris! Das ist unglaublich gut gemacht. Es kann auch ein Vorteil sein, wenn das DIORAMA nicht statisch ist, so kann man immer wieder neue Szenen kreieren.

Re: The Battle of Quatre Bras 16th June 1815

Verfasst: Fr 15. Nov 2019, 09:03
von tolstoy1
Chris,

This project of yours is so impressive! I was going to do Quatre Bras as my next project since the Netherlands forces were so pivotal to holding up the French advance and giving Wellington some more time, but no more..... your approach is so comprehensive. Well done.

Re: The Battle of Quatre Bras 16th June 1815

Verfasst: Fr 15. Nov 2019, 15:22
von Salaberry
WOW!
What a rendition.

The hussar charge shot is totally awesome.

Brilliant, absolutely brilliant diorama, and so atmospheric.
Love the chaotic feel of the whole thing,just like being there.

Keep it up!

Sala

Re: The Battle of Quatre Bras 16th June 1815

Verfasst: Fr 15. Nov 2019, 15:24
von CARNUNTUM
Absolut sehenswert ! sehr gute Arbeit und toll fotografiert !!

Re: The Battle of Quatre Bras 16th June 1815

Verfasst: Fr 15. Nov 2019, 16:22
von stenfalk
Unglaubliche Fotos! Unglaublich gut... Da sollte man einen Fotobildband von machen!