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?
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.
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