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The Waterloo Remodelled team held an exhibition in a village hall over the weekend, with two lectures on Saturday and Sunday nights. Here are some pictures from the event.
First of all the Service Squadrons at La Belle Alliance:
Foot artillery of the Old Guard
Old Guard march up the chaussee:
Guard Artillery Train:
Band of the Empress's Dragoons:
La Haye Sainte:
The newly constructed Mont St Jean:
The event was a great success and I'm grateful to everyone who helped out.
:astonished: wow, struggle to find the words to do your collection justice, it is absolutely stunning and great to see massed columns of the old airfix French infantry
Thanks Bob, it's funny that despite all the new figures, people still have nostalgia for the old Airfix French. That marching pose is the only one I like from that pack (all the rest are weird, especially the dwarf!) just a shame they hold their musket in the wrong arm.
i agree General, its a shame about the musket being in the right arm ( i wonder if they used the film Waterloo as a guide as the Russians acting as the French infantry have the musket on the right) but they still look good en masse.
I hate the expression ‘gobsmacked’ but I am struggling to find superlatives to praise this work…
Dear General Picton,
absolutely great diorama!
Wish we could do more to help with the effort.
Is there any progress with a venue for a would-be dio?
One word: AWESOME!!!
That is a long-time dream of mine fulfilled - I just wish I could see it up close. As it is, thanks for sharing the pictures.
Thanks Strelets, there are lots of your figures in here, notably in the Plancenoit sections. We have no permanent venue agreed yet, largely because it's going to be the size of a tennis court, so we need a big place!
I was about to say this much earlier but anyway: There is a point when you & your hobby go "slightly overkill". And You - You have seriously left that point far beyond! :)
Wonderful, stunning, amazing, marvelous, ...
Dear Gerd, yes Mont St Jean was the location of the British field hospital.
This is going to be very exciting...
Because as far as I know, nobody has ever depicted this part of the back room of the battlefield of Waterloo in a diorama.
So I'm very curious to see how the scenery in Mont Saint Jean, which must have been terrible at the time, will be designed.
A few years ago I was invited to dinner at the restaurant that is now in Mont Saint Jean. I have to say that I didn't particularly like the meeting at this place and somehow I didn't like the food either.
Although it must have been a great meal.
Because when you know that you're sitting in the middle of a former field hospital where terrible things happened, you just can't get certain ideas out of your head. When I was sitting in the restaurant back then, I just had to keep thinking about how the poor guys there suffered and died. Even if this was 200 years ago...
I know from friends in Belgium that it is not easy to maintain these large farmsteads, which have often not been used for decades.
For this reason, attempts are being made to settle new users in the historic buildings who have an economic interest in using the buildings and thus also contribute to their preservation.
For me, however, it remains a special historical place where even the best meal will never taste good to me.
Detailed knowledge of historical events is sometimes a burden...
But I also think there are places where a restaurant is just in the wrong place.. :worried: