Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Falkirk Wargames Club: Waterloo Day3

Sorry for the long delay for day 3 of the Waterloo battle I've had a busy work schedule lately. I made a little video to accompany the blog post so I hope you will find it interesting:


If your not into YouTube here are some pics of the final day with a short explanation as I'm in the middle of painting landwehr at the moment.

A view from the French lines at the start of day 3

View from the Dutch Belgian positions

Large cavalry battles raging in the centre

The Prussians finally arrive on table bit by bit . . .

Faced by an eager French threat

The Prussians can hear the gunfire in the distance!

Napoleon and Wellington fight it out in the centre

Panorama of the centre

Nassau on the move!

Prussian advance bottled up as the cavalry fight it out to their front

Panorama of the battlefield at the end of the battle

Another panorama of the final positions

Give me night or give me blucher, well I'm afraid it would have to be night, however we were well on the way just need a little more time!

The French road block at the edge of plancenoit

Scots greys bravely fighting it out with the polish lancers of the guard

La haie sainte used as a springboard in the centre for assaulting the allied ridge line

Stiff allied resistance

Old Glory old guard artillery deploying 

Dutch Belgian artillery in action

More lovely allied troops

This section actually looks pretty solid for the allies

Tabletop eye candy French caissons

Tabletop eye candy 

Tabletop eye candy British command stand

Tabletop eye candy allied

Tabletop eye candy the guys done us proud getting all the troops painted for the game!

Tabletop eye candy British hussars

And a big ginger haired fellow in a Prussian t-shirt

Well it was a great 3 days gaming and I hope you enjoy the pics, I'm now off to try and get a few more landwehr figures painted.

Happy warGaming!!

29 comments:

Phil said...

Excellent photos, Scots Greys fighting with Polish lancers of the Guard might have been a great moment! Beautiful vignettes in the last pics...

Stefan (aka. Monty) said...

Looks like an impressive, awesome game!
Many thanks for sharing those pictures.

Rodger said...

That is a stunning table Paul! Very well done and the vid was really cool. You will have to do more!

Jacksarge said...

Mate that looks absolutely brilliant, a feast for a wargamers eyes :-)

R said...

awesome!

R said...

awesome!

Col. Hertford said...

Hi Paul,

The videos and pictures show the spectacle of this battle superbly. Kudos my good sir.

Also to the Falkirk wargamers, an exceptional job! Miniatures, scenery and terrain board. Wow... Just wow....

Martin

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

WoW! That's one fantastic looking game Paul!

Christopher

Carlo said...

Sensational photos again Paul. Looking forward to a cup of team and the video later this morning. Really enjoying all of these mate.

Scotsgrey said...

absolutely superb! A stunning table.

Gonsalvo said...

Great pics and a most impressive game, Paul!

Steve63 said...

Fantastic!

Carlo said...

By the way Paul live the acrylic markers for orders etc. Where did the lads get those mate as I need some desperately!

Cheers

fireymonkeyboy said...

Looks like you had a fun time!

FMB

paulalba said...

Hi Carlo, I've asked around and Alisdair who ran the waterloo game commissioned "figures in comfort" to do them in different colours (Alisdair from what I'm told filled the colour of the lettering in himself). I believe the gents name who did them is Jed. If your going down that route mention Alistairs waterloo game or the videos and he'll know what your on about.
Best of luck!

paulalba said...

Cheers phil, it was brilliant to be a part!

paulalba said...

Hi Stefan, it was great to be there and thanks for your comment!!!

paulalba said...

Thanks Rodger, I managed to sneak a couple of my prussian commands into the table and other than playing that was my only contribution. Brilliant to be there. I'll try and do more in the future.

paulalba said...

Thanks jacksarge, I know what you mean. I arrived blind on the friday and i was blown away. That's tge 1st time I'd been so close to seeing so many troops laid out. Usually ive only seen them in magazines or on blog posts.

paulalba said...

Totally agree R, I was so lucky to be a part!!!

paulalba said...

Thanks Martin,
I'm very happy to be able to say I was there taking part if only in a little way. A stunning sight and glad you enjoyed it to buddy, I had a feeling you would!!!

paulalba said...

I know christopher I was very lucky to be a part of it the falkirk guys done us proud. A huge effort of irganisation by the guys!!!

paulalba said...

Thanks Carlo, glad you enjoyed it. Brilliant fun!!!

paulalba said...

Cheers des, yeah the guys done superb with it!

paulalba said...

Cheers Peter, I know you've been involved in a good number of large games over the years and I'm sure each time you still get that WOW factor!!!! For me seeing the table laid out on the Friday night blew my socks off!

paulalba said...

Cheers Steve, it was great fun!!!

paulalba said...

Sure did FMB, was a great weekends loads of emotions and firsts. Glad you enjoyed it!

Stryker said...

Really enjoyed the pics and video Paul - thanks for posting!

paulalba said...

Thanks Ian, glad you enjoyed them!