Miniature Addiction Wargaming with miniatures

WATERLOO

My favourite battle of all time. Ever since I can remember I have been captivated by this epic dust up. Airfix 1/72 old guard were as a child the first figures I ever owned, quickly followed by the French, British infantry and artillery box sets. I’ve watched the movie more times than any sane person has a right to and read a ton of books on the subject. Documentaries are painfully akin to watching sporting events for me, as I sometimes shout at the experts on screen “NO NO NO SON YOU HAVE IT ALL WRONG” or “I’M SORRY, BUT YOU MUST BE AN IDIOT”.

Now I know what you’re thinking Train spotter right? Well to be honest I’m not really a details man. Brown is a popular colour in my armies, as S.O.P (my standard operating procedure) clearly states if you don’t know what it is, paint it brown and I usually don’t, so usually I do (paint it brown that is).

Here is the quandary how do you collect a large enough army to satisfy your Waterloo obsession without going broke, mad or spending a large proportion of your remaining adult life painting it?

Hello 6MM   

The following photos are of my Baccus Grand Armée which was surprisingly quick and easy to paint. It’s brigade based on 3inch squares for infantry and cavalry with artillery at half the width, but the same depth.

 d’Erlon’s I Corps

Composed of the 1st,2nd,3rd and 4th infantry divisions and the 1st cavalry division (all two brigades strong) with horse and heavy foot artillery stands to represent Corps assents.

 

d'Erlon's 20,000 strong I Corps

 Rille’s II Corps

Composed of the 5th,6th and 9th infantry divisions and the 2nd cavalry division (all two brigades strong) with  horse and heavy foot artillery stands to represent Corps assents

Reille's 20,000 Strong II Corp

Lobau’s VI Corps

Composed of the 19th and 20th infantry divisions and the 3rd and 5th cavalry divisions (all two brigades strong) with two horse and one heavy foot artillery stand to represent Corps assents

6mm VI Corp Main

Kellerman’s III Reserve Cavalry Corps

Composed of the 11th&12th cavalry divisions (both two brigades strong) with two horse artillery stands to represent Corps  assents

 Milhaud’s VI Reserve Cavalry Corps

Composed of the 13th&14th cavalry divisions (both two brigades strong) with  two horse artillery stands to represent Corps  assents

 

 

III & IV Cavalry reserve Corp 1

Drouot with the Guard Infantry

Composed of the Old, Middle and Young infantry divisions  (all two brigades strong) with four heavy foot artillery stands to represent Corps assents

6mm Guard infantry

Napoleon with Guard cavalry Divisions

Heavy and light cavalry divisions both composed of two brigades with four horse artillery stands to represent Corps assents

6mm Napoleon with Guard cavalry