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Re: 1st Battalion, 1st Chasseurs of the Old Guard

As I said on your blog, simply stunning work!! Wonderful painting and I really like how they are organised around the village, using all the available cover.

That image of looking down the street with the caisson at the end, and now the massed Guard Chasseurs beyond, is still one of my favourite diorama images i have ever seen.

Yes thats a good amount of Speira figures there!! Their figures are amazing. The casualties and "hand to hand combat" figures take some beating.

Re: 1st Battalion, 1st Chasseurs of the Old Guard

Many thanks! The Speira are wonderful and the company is very responsive. However, as this is the Strelets forum it's only fair to say what great conversions the Strelets figures make, and when they are on the diorama they will nicely suited to being the out of contact battalion at the back of the Lutzow Freikorps as they move up the road towards the French.

Re: 1st Battalion, 1st Chasseurs of the Old Guard

Very fine pictures and great conversions as always, General! Superb work!
Regarding the 1/1 Chasseurs I'd be interested where you obtained the information about a part of the battalion fighting at Plancenoit. I just checked A.W. Field's "Waterloo - The French Perspective" who has some - though not many - eyewitnesss accounts for this battalion, including some from its commander, Major Duuring, but couldn't find anything that would suggest, the battalion was split up.

Re: 1st Battalion, 1st Chasseurs of the Old Guard

Hi Flambeau, my information comes from Adkin. He is of course a secondary source, but he's normally quite reliable.

Re: 1st Battalion, 1st Chasseurs of the Old Guard

Many thanks! I suppose you mean "The Waterloo Companion"? Looks interesting, but sells between 80 and 284 € at the moment, that's a lot of boxes with nice figures :slightly_smiling_face: I've quite a nice collection of books on Waterloo, though by no means complete, seems I missed this one. In case you haven't got Andrew Field's book, go and get it - it's well written, way cheaper and adds some quite interesting information.
And if I didn't say it before: A great diorama and a superb blog!

Re: 1st Battalion, 1st Chasseurs of the Old Guard

Thanks Flambeau, actually I know Andrew; he doesn't live far from me and has come down to advise on troop dispositions.

Re: 1st Battalion, 1st Chasseurs of the Old Guard

fabulous looking figures and som every dynamic poses, they really bring that wonderful streetscape to life.

Excellent work!

Re: 1st Battalion, 1st Chasseurs of the Old Guard

Amazing work wow.:heart_eyes: