Saturday 23 June 2018

Dusk of the Empire

 Battle of Waterloo, the brits are on the left behind a ridge and a chain of villages (from front to back: Hugoumont, La Haye Sainte and Papelotte); the french are on the right around La Belle Alliance

 La Haye Sainte

 The battle begins with the english guns opening fire
 And the light dragoons moving forward
 The imperials advance
 The great battery aims towards La Haye
 The dragoons attacks a infantry division

 The terrific fire of the massed guns causes terrible casualties
 The french form square
 Repelling the cavalry
 Then th cuirassiers move to support
 The scots greys manoeuver near Papelotte
 The dragoons reform into line to balance the fight
 The garde cavalry 
 D'Erlon's corps form two parallel lines

 The scots charge for the guns taking them
 The guard cavalry comes to avenge the gunners
 It's now 16:00 and Von Bülow's prussians start to arrive in the french rear
 The scots retreat as the whole army advances

 The guards garrison la Haye as the battered division there moves to the rear
 The cavalry clash continues near Hugoumont
 The french right launches a massive attack

The imperial guard moves to intercept the prussians 

 The redcoats crumble under the massive attack
 And the guard cavalry is repulsed
 The rest of the prussians have arrived

 The scots now attack the infantry
 Running from the prussians the frenchmen pass through Papelotte
 Kellermann is wounded in the inconclusive fight
 Grapeshot sees to a troublesome ennemy division
 Another is chopped by the scots
With 4-2 the french player just gives up, still the most balanced Waterloo yet


  1. Love the scale and nice looking figs! What rules did you use?


  2. A great looking game for a most famous batlle!

  3. Thanks both, I play with Lasalle by Sam Mustafa