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Die Schlacht Von Ligny 16th Juni 1815
Timeline 6.30 PM
The Prussian flank attack on St. Amand la Haie by the Prussian 5th Brigade, Generalmajor Ernst Ludwig von Tippelskirch has been repulsed by a spirited French defence. The cavalry action has spluttered out as both sides regroup.
Casualties are heavy and these troops have fallen back to the relative safety of Wagnelee. St. Amand la Haie is now controlled by the French.
The initial French assault over the Ligne brook has been beaten back with many casualties. Artillery is being deployed on the common prior to a new arrack.
Prussian re- inforcements consisting of elements from 6th Brigade, Generalmajor Karl August von Kraft support the defence of Ligny opposite the Chateau de Looz.
1st Brigade, Colonel Baume from 14th Infantry Division, Marchel-de-la camp Baron Etinne Hulot are heavily engaged by the watermill attempting to take the stone bridge.
His Majesty is concerned that the French as 1st Corps, General officer commanding Jean Baptiste Drout, Comte d’Erlon appears to have ‘vanished’ despite orders to attack Wagnelee. Treason?
However, viewing the action from the Tombe de Ligny he judges that the time has come for the coup de grace. The ‘Beautiful Daughters’ are deployed and the Guard, commanding officer Lieutenant-general Antoine-Alexandre, Comte Drout begins its attack on Ligny.
Another magnificent scene that looks like movie stills! Congratulations.
the sequel is a very good work.
Fantastic job again!
I wonder that in order to display Ligny you have to dismount the battle of Waterloo, did you?
And Whose are the prussians with pink collar? And what conversion did you with them?
I like a lot your mix of pictures while commenting the battle.
Thank you very much to everyone for their kind comments.
In answer to Miquels question, yes the Waterloo project was dismantled in order to make way for Ligny. At the end of the re fight, Ligny will be cleared away for Quatre Bras.
The retreating Prussians you mention are from Art Minituran and are not conversions.
The project benefits hugely from the large scale use of Hat figures as this keeps the cost down. Other manufacturers and the use of many conversions fill the gaps.
Thank you once again.
Just joining the chorus of 'Well done! "Bravo!"
I take it from what you said that the guard artillerists that I do not recognise are metals rather than conversions?
Keep 'em coming Chris, great stuff!
Hi James and thank you for your kind comments.
The Guard artillery include a lot of Hat grenadier heads but the ones in the foreground are from Hagen Minitures sculpted by a chap called Massimo.
Incidentally I used the Hat Grenadiers as Imperial Guard Grenadiers as I think that they look lovely.
The Hat Voltigeurs also make fine conversions if you chop the busby off and subsitute a shako or bearskin.