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50 replies to this topic  – Started by Bonaparte , Apr 15 2007 01:42 PM

#1 Bonaparte

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 01:42 PM

Wellington and the British squares:

Whenever the English infantry was threatened by the French cavalry, they formed a square to protect themselves.
Four ranks deep, vulnerable to artillery or infantry, but deadly to cavalry.


My British regiments in square formation:
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A view from above:
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Arthur Wellesley, The duke of Wellington: Commander of the allied army in the Peninsular.
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The regimental colors are kept near the center of the square for protection:
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French Cuirassiers and Hussars are preparing to attack the British square:
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French Cuirassiers: The elite heavy cavalry, serving as the shock troops of the cavalry of Napoleon.
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French Hussars: These fast, light cavalrymen were the eyes, ears and egos of Napoleonic armies.
They regarded themselves as the best horsemen and swordsmen (beau sabreurs) in the entire Armée.
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Let me know what you think!

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#2 Asuka

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 01:48 PM

Absolutely beautiful! Great work and really impressive.  *y*

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 02:06 PM

Awesome. What a nice phototshoot this is, Napoleonic minifigures parading though the great outdoors. I love the flags too.

I can't wait for that huge Jena diorama; nudge nudge, wink wink, know what I mean? :)
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Posted 15 April 2007 - 02:14 PM

Ok, I'm too lazy to count them all myself, so how many Imperial mini-figures are there?

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 03:59 PM

This is really neat! What a great photoshoot and arrangement of all the figs. Towards the end, I thought you were going to post a picture of the front firing.

Great job! And beautiful flags too.
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Posted 15 April 2007 - 06:10 PM

I suppose the survivors are gonna eat horsemeat that evening 8-(  :-D

Very nice. *y*
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Posted 16 April 2007 - 12:26 AM

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What's that flag with the red shield on it?  Or what/who does it represent?

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 12:53 AM

You know you could have just edited your other post.....anyway, I've been hunting and I can't find that flag either....even the allmighty Napflags does not have it. 8-|  :-P
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Posted 16 April 2007 - 01:09 AM

Well, in the corner ou can see a smaller version of the British flag.
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Posted 16 April 2007 - 01:16 AM

It's probably the companie's flag. Or regimental flag or something along those lines.
Just returned from a 3 or so year dark age, so just getting back into the swing of things. :)

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 08:24 AM

 Mister Phes, on Apr 16 2007, 12:26 AM, said:

What's that flag with the red shield on it?  Or what/who does it represent?
As Norrington already indicated, those are the regimental flags of the British army.
The one you mention is the 2nd Battalion 69th (South Lincoln) Foot Regiment (if I read the number correct from the pict, because I'm currently not at home).

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#12 Mister Phes

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 03:22 PM

You're certainly not skimping on the details Mr Bonaparte, but you still haven't told me how many mini-figures you've got here!

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 03:38 PM

That is a lot of figs, and they're British :D I'll take that as a compliment :P

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 06:02 PM

Ah, nice to see that you have gotten yourself some antagonists as well. Now, where are the Swedes?  :-$

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 07:35 PM

 Mister Phes, on Apr 16 2007, 03:22 PM, said:

You're certainly not skimping on the details Mr Bonaparte, but you still haven't told me how many mini-figures you've got here!
I've got 138 Imperial Guards, 4 Officers and 1 Wellington.

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 10:22 PM

 bonaparte, on Apr 17 2007, 02:35 PM, said:

I've got 138 Imperial Guards, 4 Officers and 1 Wellington.
Nice.

After doing some research I have realized that this torso is very fitting for Wellington, and your current torso, not so much.

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What do you think? :)
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Posted 18 April 2007 - 04:00 AM

 bonaparte, on Apr 18 2007, 05:35 AM, said:

I've got 138 Imperial Guards, 4 Officers and 1 Wellington.

So the blue Calvary mini-figure is your Wellington?

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 06:48 AM

 oo7, on Apr 17 2007, 10:22 PM, said:

After doing some research I have realized that this torso is very fitting for Wellington, and your current torso, not so much.

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What do you think? :)
You might be right. I will try the torso you suggest.
The reason I took the blue uniform is because that was the uniform that Wellington was wearing in the Sharpe-series during the Peninsular war. But I must admit that I didn't verify it elsewhere.
Maybe I'll need to design a custom uniform for Wellington.


 Mister Phes, on Apr 18 2007, 04:00 AM, said:

So the blue Calvary mini-figure is your Wellington?
That's him!

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 09:59 AM

So what's happening with the Governor's house?

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 11:12 AM

 Mister Phes, on Apr 18 2007, 09:59 AM, said:

So what's happening with the Governor's house?

I still need to start with the interior. I'm a bit lazy these days  :-D
But with the recent good weather in Belgium I wanted to do something outside. That's why I made these pictures of my English army.

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 11:39 AM

Yes, that's a wonderful idea.  Take advantage of it while you can!

How well do the horses stand in soil?

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 11:43 AM

 bonaparte, on Apr 18 2007, 06:12 AM, said:

I still need to start with the interior. I'm a bit lazy these days  :-D
But with the recent good weather in Belgium I wanted to do something outside. That's why I made these pictures of my English army.
So that explains it! All Belgium's has been vacationing to America! Between last Sunday and Monday my town got almost nine inches of rain. X-D
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Posted 18 April 2007 - 05:17 PM

 oo7, on Apr 17 2007, 05:22 PM, said:

Nice.

After doing some research I have realized that this torso is very fitting for Wellington, and your current torso, not so much.

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What do you think? :)
Hey i like that torso *wub*  
I'm gonna have to get some in one of my next BL orders *y*
Thanks 0o7!

That's a nice British formation you have there B. *y*

You have a link to those flags you're using by chance? :)

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 08:24 PM

 phred, on Apr 18 2007, 05:17 PM, said:

Hey i like that torso *wub*  
I'm gonna have to get some in one of my next BL orders *y*
Thanks 0o7!

That's a nice British formation you have there B. *y*

You have a link to those flags you're using by chance? :)

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That's how Wellington would look with the red torso:
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Posted 19 April 2007 - 02:13 PM

 phred, on Apr 18 2007, 12:17 PM, said:

Hey i like that torso *wub*  
I'm gonna have to get some in one of my next BL orders *y*
Thanks 0o7!
Any time, Mr. Phred!

 bonaparte, on Apr 18 2007, 03:24 PM, said:

That's how Wellington would look with the red torso:
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So you just had the torso handy, huh? I really like it, much better than the blue with the "US" belt buckle. However, I'm contemplating whether white pants would have a better effect.
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