The Battle of Quatre Bras 16th June 1815

Thomas Dürrschmidt
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Re: The Battle of Quatre Bras 16th June 1815

Beitrag von Thomas Dürrschmidt » So 10. Mai 2020, 15:01

Hi Chris,

wow, what a project and what an amount of work. I love your dynamic pics and the smoke effects. Looks perfect to me.

Best regards

Thomas

Salaberry
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Re: The Battle of Quatre Bras 16th June 1815

Beitrag von Salaberry » So 10. Mai 2020, 21:43

I agree with everybody: stunning work, and the ambience is once again rendered perfectly.
My favourite shots are the capture of the colours and the one close-up under the tree canopy.

Can't wait to see the final instalments.

Cudos!

Sala

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Re: The Battle of Quatre Bras 16th June 1815

Beitrag von Cryns » Mi 13. Mai 2020, 17:57

Some exellent historical reconstructions, compositions and special effects again dear Chris.

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Re: The Battle of Quatre Bras 16th June 1815

Beitrag von CHRIS DODSON » So 16. Aug 2020, 14:26

The Battle of Quatre Bras 16th June 1815


Timeline 6PM

The advance by French 2nd Infantry Brigade, Marechal de-camp Baron Jean-Louis Soye has been seriously impeded by the retreat of the mauled 8th Cuirassiers , Colonel Antoine Laurent Garavaque commanding.

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The now disordered formation is swept by Allied musketry, arresting its advance.

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Lieutenant-General Count Carl von Alten, commanding 3rd British Infantry Division has been wounded by a French cannonball, temporarily delaying the deployment.

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The Allied centre, anchored on the Ferme La Bergerie is under a furious assault from the French 9th Infantry Division, Lieutenant-general Maximillian-Sebastian, Comte Foy commanding.

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They together with the 11th Cuirassiers, are stretching the Allied centre to breaking point.

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General Foy is presented with the spoils of war by a proud 11th Cuirassier.

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Having seen off the French chasseuers the 5th Belgian Light Dragoons temporarily fall to the lure of easy prey and chase down stray French infantry. General Willem, Prince Orange-Nassau attempts to rally his countrymen.

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Hanoverian reinforcements, supported by artillery, are pushing the French right wing back, putting the French central assaults flank in danger.

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The French Cuirassiers having routed the Royal Scots, Lieutenant-Colonel Colin Campbell commanding , retire with their horses blown believing the Allied centre is about to crack.

The brave French infantry surge forward in a final supreme effort to be met by the fresh 3rd British Infantry Division and its firepower.

It is heroic, magnificent and doomed!

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Contemporaneously, the Dukes receives further reinforcements in the shape of the British 1st Infantry Division Major-General George Cooke commanding, via the Nivelles road.

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The French have lost the initiative, Ney has no reserves left whilst the Dukes command has been swelled,with more troops enroute.

The exhausted French infantry sense that the tide has turned and await Wellington's next move.

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Re: The Battle of Quatre Bras 16th June 1815

Beitrag von Wolfgang » So 16. Aug 2020, 16:10

Wieder mal tolle neue Bilder in deinem epischen Album!
Liebe Grüße, Wolle

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Re: The Battle of Quatre Bras 16th June 1815

Beitrag von Egbert » Mo 17. Aug 2020, 06:55

Oh Chris...
it's sooo wonderful. :o :shock:
I'm overwhelmed from your fantastic work!
LG Egbert
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Re: The Battle of Quatre Bras 16th June 1815

Beitrag von StephB » Mo 17. Aug 2020, 07:56

Very impressive and overwhelming indeed!
Watching this dramatic series of photos is really like watching a movie.

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Re: The Battle of Quatre Bras 16th June 1815

Beitrag von stenfalk » Mo 17. Aug 2020, 20:12

Mir fehlen jetzt so ein bisschen die Worte... Einfach nur GEIL!
Beste Grüße,

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Re: The Battle of Quatre Bras 16th June 1815

Beitrag von santifernandez » Sa 5. Sep 2020, 21:03

Colossal, fantastic ... something impossible for me but beautiful to do.
Santi.

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Re: The Battle of Quatre Bras 16th June 1815

Beitrag von CHRIS DODSON » Sa 17. Okt 2020, 17:53

The Battle of Quatre Bras 16th June 1815


Timeline 6.30 PM to dusk

The Guards of 1st British Infantry Division [ Major-general George Cooke commanding] having entered the Bois de Bossu are pushing the French to the edge of the wood. Fighting is fierce but the French have no reserves and can only delay the inevitable faced with 4000 exhausted but eager Guardsmen.

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The withdrawal of the 2nd Legere [Colonel Pierre-Francois Maigrot] to positons near Piramount has allowed the British 95th Rifles [ Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Andrew Barnard] to infiltrate the hamlet of Thyle.

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This action has reopened the Namur road and the communication route to the Prussians at Ligny.

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This advance is supported by newly arrived elements of Brunswick infantry and artillery extending the Allied left.


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The 1st Hanoverian Infantry Brigade [Major-General Count Frederich von Kielmansegge] , advances towards the Gemioncourt stream pushing back the dispirited French who elect to make a stand behind the sturdy hedge line.


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However, the French artillery, efficient as ever start to inflict serious casualties and the fighting dies down ending in a stalemate with both sides exhausted.

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Marshal Ney having dined with Prince Jerome despatches his report to the Emperor before trying to get some much needed rest.

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Meanwhile as dusk falls His Grace, the Duke of Wellington, accompanied by General Willem, the Hereditary Prince of Orange-Nassau scout the French camp near Ferme Lairalle.

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Today has been a momentous one, and tomorrow promises to be another.....

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