Waterloo 200th Anniversary (2)

Continuing on from Waterloo 200th Anniversary (1) the second re-fight was staged by our own Auckland Wargaming Club, here in Auckland on the 21 June 2015. The game was played in 6mm scale using Sam Mustafa’s ‘Grand Armee’ rules to facilitate the more sweeping view of the battle and assist in reducing the workload of producing the troops for the battle (there were still over 5,000 figures, in 1/300th scale, painted especially for this refight by several of the club’s members).

Waterloo 200 Re-fight AWC wargaming-info

The Waterloo 200 Re-fight underway at the AWC on 21 June 2015

The following are shots of the game in progress this morning, showing the initial deployments and the first wave of French attacks – prior to the potential arrival of the Prussians.

Waterloo 200 Re-fight AWC wargaming-info

Behind the Allied right near Mont St Jean on the road from Waterloo & Brussels.

Waterloo 200 Re-fight AWC wargaming-info

The Allied left (at the end of the ridge) facing the first French assault.

Waterloo 200 Re-fight AWC wargaming-info

D’Erlon’s Corps, in front of Papelotte, advancing towards the Allied left (with the French reserves in the far background).

Waterloo 200 Re-fight AWC wargaming-info

Looking west from the Bois de Paris along the front line. D’Erlon’s first wave assault is going in at the centre-right (amongst the artillery fire).

Waterloo 200 Re-fight AWC wargaming-info

Assault on La Haye Saint farm – the French storm through ‘The Sandpit’ but will shortly be repulsed.

Waterloo 200 Re-fight AWC wargaming-info

Château d’Hougoumont and all is quiet… Where are the French?

Waterloo 200 Re-fight AWC wargaming-info

D’Erlon’s Assault on the Allied left – and his leading wave is about to throw back one of the first line Allied brigades (upper right).

The battle was still in progress when I left the scene, so will update this post later with results and links to mor epictures and any post battle reports on the AWC site. Meanwhile continue on to read about the Christchurch Wargaming Club’s Waterloo 200 Refight.

Posted in Bataille d' L'Ordre Mixte, Community News, Grand Armee, Grognard Chatter, Napoléoniennes Tirailleurs, The Hundred Days 1815 Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Subscribe by RSS
Subscribe by Email:
Delivered by FeedBurner

Categories