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.
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.
Hope you've enjoyed it
EDIT: new pics
Edited by Tanotrooper, 02 June 2010 - 12:02 PM.