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Capture of the Eagle of the 45th (Waterloo)

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Hello everyone,

I was able to finish this just in time for the contest. (Stupid photocamera batteries...)

The scene portrayed here is part of the battle of Waterloo on the 18th of June 1815, left (from Wellington's view) from La Haie Sainte.

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The french troops of d'Erlon advance towards the area of La Haie Sainte. One of the regiments in front is the 45th régiment de ligne. On the other sides are Highland veterans (42nd Black Watch, 92nd Gordon Highlanders, ...) and Dutch troops. As the firefight starts, the allied troops are being threatened to be overrun by the French force of 8000 men, and Wellington decides to throw in the Union and Household brigades, both heavy cavalry brigades.

One of these heavy cavalry regiments is called the Scots Greys, because of the frightsome grey horses they ride. They, alongside the rest of the heavy cavalry, charge into the unprepared French troops. The Scots Greys charge at the 45ème de ligne, and sergeat James Ewart fights his way to the troops. Then, he sees the eagle of the regiment and charges at it, decapitating an officer in the progress. He fights off the escorts of the eagle bearer, cuts through the head of the bearer after a short duel and grabs the eagle. A French lancer is trying to prevent him from getting away by first THROWING (lance was a thrust weapon) his lance at him, and then charge him with the sabre. Sgt. Ewart is able to get the upperhand, and slices the lancer from the neck up into his teeth.

Then, a french infantryman opens fire and charges with his bayonet, only to be slashed down by Ewart. Ewart was able to get the eagle back to friendly lines and it would be one of the only two captured at Waterloo.

This is my first MOC posted on the internet with my new TThorses, I'll post these in a seperate thread for discussion.

Notice the details like the carabine and sabretache on Sgt. Ewart, and the thrown lance on the ground.

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Hope you've enjoyed it :classic:

Gaetano

EDIT: new pics :pir-classic:

Edited by Tanotrooper

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:pir-oh3: Those brick build figs are amazing! So are the horses! So is the flag! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Nice recreation, and the brick-built figures add a lot to the possibility, and the recreation of the painting. Bravo on a job well done, I'd be keeping an eye out for you in the contest.

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Very interesting approach. You don't see a lot of brick-built figures. Not sure yet if I love them, but they are definitely bold and creative.

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Very orinigal idea. No big armies but still a wonderfoul MOC.

The photographs could have been a bit better (maybe with a 100% white background) but the entry itself is great.

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It's an honour to be frontpaged! :pir-blush::pir-classic:

I'm truly sorry about some of the pictures, but it was in a rush and the room wasn't ideal either. I'll make some better ones and post them when the contest's over. (Wouldn't be fair if I did now :pir-classic: )

Thanks for the comments!

Gaetano

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Excellent. Very original view on the contest. I love your brickbuilt soldiers and especially the horses. Good luck with your entry.

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what a great action vignette, the horses and the flag are fantastic!

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Thanks again for the comments :pir-classic:

Zorro has been so kind to give us some time to modify our posts, so I added new pictures. I was able to add a detail I forgot, the small flag on the lance.

Now you can get a clear view from the lancer's position to see how the Scots Greys uniform was made.

Gaetano

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Thank you for your magnificient entry, Tanotrooper, I am a fan of the way you make your minifigures!

Nice recreation of this event at Waterloo too :thumbup: !

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