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Re: The 100 Days...Just a thought

AIRFIX not suffix! Predictive text strikes again!

Re: The 100 Days...Just a thought

Graham Price
AIRFIX not suffix! Predictive text strikes again!
That's a relief, for a moment there I thought I'd missed out on a whole range of figures !!!

Ah, the imagination though...SUFFIX, the 1970s 'company' that made the poses that Airfix never managed to make, who made decent sets of French Artillery and Cuirassiers, and a few extra 'Waterloo' sets too.:grinning:

Re: The 100 Days...Just a thought

Minuteman
Graham Price
AIRFIX not suffix! Predictive text strikes again!
That's a relief, for a moment there I thought I'd missed out on a whole range of figures !!!

Ah, the imagination though...SUFFIX, the 1970s 'company' that made the poses that Airfix never managed to make, who made decent sets of French Artillery and Cuirassiers, and a few extra 'Waterloo' sets too.:grinning:
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Re: The 100 Days...Just a thought

Each one his own recurrences (to me the ones involving Italians): 1746, june 16: Battle of Piacenza (War of the Austrian Succession, Strelets WSS Series rules!); 1942, june 16: Battle of Mid-June (bulk naval battle!); 1900, june 17: Battle of the Taku Forts in Tianjin (Boxer Rebellion, hope for better soldiers than Red Box's); 1053, June 18: Battle of Civitate (Norman Conquest in South Italy, Strelets Normans galore!):heart_eyes:

Re: The 100 Days...Just a thought

It’s certainly a reminder that, although the majority of 100 days regiments can successfully be formed/ converted, there are still no Netherlands Carabineers or Prussian Artillery train from anyone. Hat might get around to it, if I live long enough lol

Re: The 100 Days...Just a thought

Brian
It’s certainly a reminder that, although the majority of 100 days regiments can successfully be formed/ converted, there are still no Netherlands Carabineers or Prussian Artillery train from anyone. Hat might get around to it, if I live long enough lol
Im 38 and even im not sure I will live long enough to see the Prussian wagons!!! Or if they do appear, will there be some sort of major c**k up?!!!

Yep lots of scope for more 100 days sets for sure.
Lots of scope for Napoleonic sets in general. Swedish army. Danish army, Baden etc etc

A really big one is that there is no real late war French line foot artillery out there...unless you want Airfix umpa lumpas or a Zvezda game piece.
While I agree that some regiments can be formed/converted with existing figures, theres still nothing like having a dedicated set. Not everyone is skilled enough to convert etc.
I converted some Hat 1806 Prussian Dragoons into Dutch Carabiniers using headswaps and green stuff. Im happy with the result definately. I would still buy dedicated sets for these chaps.

Id also go as far as saying some sets need reworking or replacing. I have never bought into the idea that just because one company has already done a subject, another company shouldnt have a go at it.

I would still like to see a British/KGL Belgic Shako infantry set in the style of the Waterloo1815 highlanders in square. Equal amount of kneeling and standing, in some purely defensive poses, poking them bayonets out at Neys Cuirassiers et al!!

Some proper 1813-1815 French line advancing in an attack set like the Strelets Bavarian set wouldnt go amiss either, with proper ratio of Fusilier to flank.

Re: The 100 Days...Just a thought

Yes, for the last 20 years, these days in June have always been a special event for me.

http://www.5-preussische-brigade.de/wb/pages/galerie/waterloo-2015.php

But because of Brexit, my age and health problems, I will probably never be able to experience the Battle of Waterloo in the same format as in 2015.

Those days are over... :cry:

Re: The 100 Days...Just a thought

Gerd
Yes, for the last 20 years, these days in June have always been a special event for me.

http://www.5-preussische-brigade.de/wb/pages/galerie/waterloo-2015.php

But because of Brexit, my age and health problems, I will probably never be able to experience the Battle of Waterloo in the same format as in 2015.

Those days are over... :cry:
Wonderful images of the 2015 re-enactment. Thank you Gerd !

Re: The 100 Days...Just a thought

Those are some really nice photos there of 2015!

Re: The 100 Days...Just a thought

I will watch the film on the 18th, that sounds like a good thing to do. Perhaps I'll also watch the Waterloo episode of "Sharpe" as well, but with tongue firmly in cheek.

Gerd. Thanks for the wonderful pictures of waterloo 2015 I really enjoyed seeing those and your Landwehr battalion looks magnificent.

I watched the video in the first link, I'll go back and watch the others later, what a fabulous turnout by so many reenactors and I was quite surprised by the huge stands full of spectators. It must have been an incredible experience.

Re: The 100 Days...Just a thought

Yes, the Waterloo 2015-reenactment was the greatest event in my time as reenactor.

Battle of Leipzig 2013 was incredible, but Waterloo 2015 was unbelievable.

After the first 30 min the powder-dust covered the area around.
You could no longer see the grandstands and everything that was more than 150 meters away disappeared in the powder vapor.
So you were standing in the battle line and had no idea which enemy would appear in front of you in the next minutes.

It's hard to describe; It was "terribly impressive"..

Re: The 100 Days...Just a thought

Some perspectives on the Waterloo campaign from Facebook (if it had been around) Excuse the language. And please, please, please - don't take this too seriously. It's just a bit of fun.

19.50hrs 20th June 1815
Brussells
Charlie Richmond has just sent one of her footmen round invitring me to theirs. Was about to say no, when I realised I need a drink and a frecking great big one! Wellington (Duke of)

21:00hrs 18th June 1815
Mt St Jean.
Sometimes I hate this job. The French rolled up, advanced in the same old way, and got beaten in the same old way. Squeaky bum time about tea-time but then the Germans showed up. Think I'm going get out of this. I told Haye off for texting his missus during the battle, next thing he's gone. Think I'll go into politics, yeah, right.

21.15hrs 18th June 1815
Road to Paris.
Fecking hate the British! And the Germans. Really really HATE the British.

12.00 20 June 1815
Napoleon is in Paris - and thinks he better not be soon. Germans and Russians closing in quick. Proles very upset. Think I might have screwed the pooch this time. Exit plan required. Preferably somewhere warm, do we still own Martinique?

19.30hrs 20th June 1815
Napoleon is at Malmaison. Packing.

27th June 1815
HMS Bellerophron at sea off La Rochelle.
General feeling aboard is that Napoleon is heading this way, caught the 1st officer practising what he will say if he gets to arrest him. I have advised him that "You're fecking nicked, my son!" is not how we do it in the Royal Navy.

Re: The 100 Days...Just a thought

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Good! Last one was best!!