Thursday, 11 June 2015

Plancenoit Setup 1815-2015

So this will be young David and my own tribute to the 200th anniversary of the Waterloo campaign and to the men (and women) who fought in the Napoleonics wars. It's our 1st GdB game for a good while and we are looking forward to it. We set up early today before I left for work and we will fight the battle tomorrow from around 9am till late.

A view from behind the French lines towards the Prussian lead forces and on the left the Prussian reserves marked up and boxed.

fired some paint on the church and some of the buildings today as they've looked pretty odd for far to long.

David sat his troops around Plancenoit however I'm sure he will redeploy tomorrow.

Prussian reinforcements waiting for their call to arms!!!

A view of the road ahead, Plancenoit must be taken!!!

Some of David's lovely chasseurs.

More of David's toys

And the main section of the town, the church will be a tough nut to crack . . .

Bat rep to follow!




23 comments:

REDTROOP said...

Looking forward to the visual treat.
Cheers.
Neil.

Jonathan Freitag said...

Looks great! Anxious to see if the Prussians can crack the nut.

Phil said...

Beautiful so far!

Ian said...

I too will look forward to seeing the AAR, great looking table

Ian

carojon said...

Great stuff. Looking forward to the AAR

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

The battle looks to be a real cracker!I hope it plays as good as it looks!

Christopher

John (VonBlucher) said...

Looks great!! Have an enjoyable day and I'm envious as I'm working all weekend.

DidgeH said...

Looks like fun. Hope you're having a good time!?

Rodger said...

That looks very nice! Looking forward to lots of wonderful photos!

Gonsalvo said...

Good looking set up. Have fun!

Ben Fiene (Ansbachdragoner) said...

Lovely looking setup, the church in particular looks superb. Looking forward to seeing the AAR.

Ben

paulalba said...

Thanks Ben, the church isn't so nice on close up inspection. Bought it built of bay a few years back. I actually painted the buildings the evening of this post so they looked ok, a very quick paint job

paulalba said...

Thanks Peter, we had a great day but knackered now!

paulalba said...

Thanks Neil I'll post up the game pics and video very soon.

paulalba said...

Thanks Jonathan, they did but it was hard going all game. Will post the follow up soon.

paulalba said...

Thanks phil it a kind of makeshift basic layout but it worked well for us.

paulalba said...

Thanks Ian, I'll post the outcome up soon.

paulalba said...

Thanks jonathan, not a patch on your lovely games however it's all we have time for at the moment. Maybe in time we will look into making a better layout?

paulalba said...

Thanks christopher, it was a real fun game. We had not illusions on the outcome. Young David was a great sport as the french have it tough.

paulalba said...

Thanks John we did it was ace fun, good to see the hard work on the table!

paulalba said...

Thanks Didge, yeah it was brilliant, exhausting but brilliant!

paulalba said...

Thanks Rodger, I'll post them and a video up soon. Was great fun.

Stefan (aka. Monty) said...

Impressive looking troops and set up.
Looking forward to see more of the game though.