Thursday, 13 November 2014

Hougoumont Quicky

 Before we get down to D'Erlon's attack, I thought a few quick shots of Hougoumont Chateau. It turned out so much better that we imagined it would.
Approaching from the woods. Orchard, middle distance to slight right of arc.
Looking from the direction of part of Reille's attack.
 The front door. Billy R and Alan C knocked on our group visit; no-one in. So, being gentlemen they coughed politely and then withdrew...Colin just found a hole in the wall and attacked...some folk should only go out on a lead.
 The view from Napoleon's spotter 'plane...including reasonably manicured formal garden and orchard.
...and, of course the back (north) gate. It was barred on our trip and no-one had an axe on them. Designed to open and close again...hopefully.

Thanks to Ferdy and Colin the (trespassing) tech wizard.

Next: D'Erlon's Attack.

9 comments:

  1. Very nice! Great work gentlemen!

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  2. My compliments to your 1/72 resident engineer and all the grounds crew! Beautiful setup.

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    1. Thanks. Sandy and the team worked hard on this one and no workers were harmed during the making of this episode.

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  3. Thanks, Paul. BTW hope to have a Christmas game here. I'll let you know the dates and perhaps you, and the lads, would like to come to the seaside.

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  4. You are GLOTW: George Lucas Of The Wargames!

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    1. Thanks, Joao. Colin put the chateau together, all I did was the north gate. We take inspiration from your blog.

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  5. Quite beautiful. I agree with Joao, you are a wizard, a veritable Architect of War.
    Napoleon had a spotter plane? Blimey, the things one learns. It raises an interesting question, had he in fact HAD a spotter plane, which part of the Grand Army would have owned it? Probably too clever for the Guard. Maybe the Topo Engineers?

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