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Re: The Best Napoleon? And the best Marengo?

Wellington always believed that the only man who could handle British cavalry - which was otherwise a 'fire-and-forget' weapon - was Sir Stapleton Cotton, who sadly wasn't at Waterloo.

Re: The Best Napoleon? And the best Marengo?

Let's not forget Le Marchant who sadly died at Salamanca.

Re: The Best Napoleon? And the best Marengo?

Roger W
The Royals & Inniskillings are no less important. Captain Clark of the Royals also captured an Eagle, that of the 105th Ligne, but that isnt as well mentioned or portrayed as the one captured by Sargent Ewart of the Scots Greys.
Roger.

I think one reason for that is the fact that there is no controversy regarding Sgt. Ewart's capture of the Eagle. Everyone knows that Ewert took the Eagle, and I've never heard of anyone claiming he didn't. We can celebrate his remarkable achievement without the intrusion of any negative undertones, a glorious moment for both Ewert and The Greys.

Not so with the capture of the Eagle of the 105th. Some say Captain Clarke took the Eagle, others say it was Corporal Stiles. The capture of this Eagle should have been a glorious episode for the Regimental history of the Royals but instead it is one sullied by an ugly spat over who actually took it. Personally I suspect it was down to the combined efforts of at least four men, Clark and Stiles included, whether one of them could have done it alone, who knows?

Re: The Best Napoleon? And the best Marengo?

That is very true. I was aware of the controversy, and was i suppose just referring to the fact that another eagle was captured by members of the union brigade.

Wonder if it wasnt some sort of "class discrimination" that was to blame?

Re: The Best Napoleon?

Dear generalpicton,

Your production is absolutely marvellous as ever! Napoleon and his Napoleon staff is a real wheeze—reminds me of 'Rimmerworld'!

The second photo of the Emperor and mounted staff is magnificent. Is that the one for your brilliant the diorama? (You may be keeping that 'under your hat'—unless I have missed it on your blog?—so I'll understand if you 'neither confirm nor deny'!).

Regards, James

Re: The Best Napoleon?

Oh my! Thank you to Picton, Strelets for the preview, and everyone else. That is a most persuasive young Napoleon there, might have to bide my time a little. But yea, I need Marengo too. I can see how one may end up with a few Napoleons... :grin:

Re: The Best Napoleon?

Thanks Handle with Care, you can only have so may Napoleons, so I chopped his head off and sat him in front of La Belle Alliance with an infantry shako and his foot on a drum:


Re: The Best Napoleon?—the first of vingt et un

A little vignette that I put out for this week's bicentennial of the death of the Great Man.



Having begun with la mort de Napoleon I'm now working forward from 1796 with the other 20. There won't be one per year but rather a few different command stands and/or vignettes, inspired by famous paintings. A few are partially completed others to be commenced, all planned to be done in this last of the bicentennial years. Strelets' Napoleons feature heavily.

Regards, James

Re: The Best Napoleon?—the first of vingt et un

A very different diorama to the norm and certainly one very inspiring & definately one well executed.

Top work there James. Very thought provoking.

Re: The Best Napoleon?—the first of vingt et un

Great work James, very nice!

Re: The Best Napoleon?—the first of vingt et un

Great idea James and very well realised, I really like this.

I look forward to seeing the rest of the series.

My favourite Napoleon and Marengo is the Italeri mounted figure. I managed to get the now very rare Strelets Napoleon sitting with with his foot on a drum, which I think is a fabulous figure, but an army commander needs to be mounted and the Italeri figure does everything you need it to.

My Wellington, Blucher, and Major Henry Percy are also Italeri. Gneisenau is an Italeri figure with a Strelets head. Orange, Brunswick, and Picton are from Waterloo 1815. But Uxbridge, Hill, De Lancey, Richmond, Ney, Grouchy, Bulow, and sundry other personality figures are all from Strelets. And wonderful figures they are too.

Re: The Best Napoleon?—the first of vingt et un

Very good, I particularly like the fact he is dying with his hat on:wink:

Re: The Best Napoleon?—the first of vingt et un

Boots too Alan! :)

Thanks all for your supportive comments.

Bonaparte and staff at Castiglione, based on the painting by Boguet, is next in line. I have spent time this morning doing some prep. and simple conversions for a stand for Marengo, based on detail from Lejeune's famous painting, which will be number five in the 'series'.

Re: The Best Napoleon?—the first of vingt et un

Speaking of Castiglione. There was an 1/72 Republican general Bonaparte by Bruno Arnal ...

http://bennosfiguresforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=106800

:relaxed:

Re: The Best Napoleon?—the first of vingt et un

I have used an Imex Washington from the "George Washington's Army" as the basis (and a figure from the Accurate "American Militia" for Pont a'Arcole). Improvising and adapting are all part of the fun for me.

James

Re: The Best Napoleon?—the first of vingt et un

Thanks for sharing James! This thread just makes me happy in general. :grin: