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The Charge of the Lightbrigade

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Half a league, half a league,

Half a league onward,

All in the valley of Death

Rode the six hundred.

"Forward, the Light Brigade!

"Charge for the guns!" he said:

Into the valley of Death

Rode the six hundred.

"Forward, the Light Brigade!"

Was there a man dismay'd?

Not tho' the soldier knew

Someone had blunder'd:

Theirs not to make reply,

Theirs not to reason why,

Theirs but to do and die:

Into the valley of Death

Rode the six hundred.

Cannon to right of them,

Cannon to left of them,

Cannon in front of them

Volley'd and thunder'd;

Storm'd at with shot and shell,

Boldly they rode and well,

Into the jaws of Death,

Into the mouth of Hell

Rode the six hundred.

Flash'd all their sabres bare,

Flash'd as they turn'd in air,

Sabring the gunners there,

Charging an army, while

All the world wonder'd:

Plunged in the battery-smoke

Right thro' the line they broke;

Cossack and Russian

Reel'd from the sabre stroke

Shatter'd and sunder'd.

Then they rode back, but not

Not the six hundred.

Cannon to right of them,

Cannon to left of them,

Cannon behind them

Volley'd and thunder'd;

Storm'd at with shot and shell,

While horse and hero fell,

They that had fought so well

Came thro' the jaws of Death

Back from the mouth of Hell,

All that was left of them,

Left of six hundred.

When can their glory fade?

O the wild charge they made!

All the world wondered.

Honor the charge they made,

Honor the Light Brigade,

Noble six hundred.

-Alfred Tennyson,

Inspirational Picture:

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Pictures:

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Overview

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Amongst the action

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Overhead

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From Behind

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A general yelling and a private keeping his cool,Just like a real battlefield :pir_laugh2: .Also I see someone's head about to pop off!

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I was hoping to see one of this battle, a great start!

Are you planning on building up the sides of the valley and the Russian cannon batteries?

I agree about horses being very difficult to pose well.

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Nice MOC st me, i like the flying cannong balls

Keep it up

Captain Becker

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Very good MOC. I really like the cannon balls flying and the horses charging. Someone`s about to lose their head! :laugh:

Keep up the great work. :pir-classic:

-

General Redwater

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Plenty of action going on here. I do hope you plan on adding a few soldiers, but other than that this is going to be a great entry.

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Not bad, not bad 'Duke' - I never knew generals also carried the flag ?

I really like that flying cannon ball trick - very clever very COOL !

I'm a conformist! ! :pir-sweet:

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Thanks for the ideas guys, i'm thinking about elongating it and adding a cliff along one side at the moment. I don't think I can add the Russian batteries unless it becomes huge!

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Decals applied (courtesy of the torso library), i'll hopefully post the finished product in the next day or two.

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You have done those am,azingly, they looks absolutly same as in the painting (or i guess so) Anyway Great work keep it up

Captain Becker

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That looks awesome, I may not know much about this event in History, but perhaps have some enemy soldiers running away from getting trampled?

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Wow! I've never seen a Black Coat before. There looking really nice :thumbup::thumbup:

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I'm glad you all like the torsos, I actually used a very simple technique of sticking the design to a piece of sellotape and then carefully trimming around to leave some overhanging tape to secure the design in place. The head and legs also help to anchor it down.

I've now updated the first post as a semi-final entry style. I've basically reached the end of the opportunity I have to work on it, though I may have a chance to make some quick changes in late May just before the deadline! Looking forward to seeing some more entries emerging over the next few weeks.

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