Thursday, August 6, 2015

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Emperor defeats Wellington before Blucher can arrive!

The British Army morale breaks just 2 hours before Blucher can arrive. It was great to use this army for the first time in over 15 years. I had forgotten just how nice these figures truly are. Enjoy!!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Reich Duke Wilhelm salutes Waterloo 200 years on!

Papelotte-La Haye  as seen from the east
Plancenoit seen from the east
Papelotte-La Haye seen from south east looking north
La Haye Saint with Hougomont seen further west
Papelotte-La Haye as seen from the north looking south
Merbe Braine looking south toward Hougomont
Hougomont looking east toward La Haye Saint, Belle Alliance,and Plancenoit
Hougomont seen from southwest with La Haye Saint in the distance
Plancenoit as seen from the west  looking east
French begin to deploy north of Plancenoit
                        

Monday, April 13, 2015

Reich Duke Wilhelm turns 68

Reich Duke Wilhelm retired to his summer palace to celebrate his 68th birthday.Photos of the new palace and military review will be posted as soon as everyone has had a chance to recover. Best regards to all who celebrated this gala affair...

Thursday, March 26, 2015

British and Hanover troops invade Blatzberg

Reich Duke Wilhelm rushes troops to the Blatzberg frontier to confront Lord Goranson near the town of Carlsberg. Lord Goranson's Order of Battle includes:
British Foot Grenadiers     Hanover Schulenberg Infantry
42nd Highlanders              Hanover Mechlemburg Infantry
Argyll's 3rd Foot               Hanover Von Tozin Infantry
North's 10th Foot               Hanover Von Ahlefeld Infantry
Royal Irish 18th Foot        Hanover Von Groden Infantry
Hamilton's 34th Foot         Hanover Royal Hussars
British Horse Guards         2 Light Guns
Lumley's 8th Horse
3 Light Guns

Reich Duke Wilhelm's Order of Battle:
Lowenbrau Leib Grenadiers    Corona Cuirassiers
Budweiser Grenadiers              Kronenberg Cuirassier
Auerbrau Musketeers               Holstein Leib Hussars
Amberbock Fusiliers               Austrian Haddock Hussars
Warsteiner Fusiliers                 Slitz Heavy Artillery Battery
Heineken Musketeers              2 Light Guns
Guinness Musketeers
Pabst Musketeers
Isenbeck Musketeers

The Beerstein Grenadier Brigade engage the Hanoverian Line as the Cuirassier Brigade move to the left flank to counter the British Guards and Hanoverian Royal Hussars.
The Slitz Heavy Battery has opened up Hamilton's 34th Foot. The Auerbrau Musketeers and the Warsteiner Fusiliers are engaged in a firefight with Hamilton's 34th Foot and North's 10th Foot.
On the right flank, the Pabst and Isenbeck and a light gun fire on North's 10th Foot and Argyll's 3rd Foot. In the distance, the British Foot Grenadier move to occupy St.Michel's Chapel and the Beerstein Hussar Brigade occupy the Village of St. Michel.
Duc de Joseph orders his heavy cavalry to push the Beerstein Hussar out of St.Michel as the Guard Grenadiers enter St. Michel's Chapel.
The Beerstein Cuirassier chase the Hanoverian Royal Hussars back to their line. In the background, the Lowenbrau Leib Grenadiers win a firefight against the Hanoverian Ahlefeld Infantry.
The Budweiser Grenadiers are winning a firefight with Hanover's Schulenberg Infantry. The Hanoverian Ahlefeld Infantry can be seen routing after chasing away the crew of a Beerstein light gun.
Reich Duke Wilhelm takes refuge behind the Slitz Heavy Battery as the Warsteiner Fusiliers  continue to engage Argyell's 3rd Foot. On far right the Pabst Musketeers engage the British Foot Grenadiers. The Amberbock Fusiliers, Auerbrau Musketeers, and a light gun crew were routed.
The Holstein Leib Hussars defeated the Hanoverian Von Groden Horse. The Austrian Hussars can been seen making an orderly withdrawal covered by the Holstein Hussars. Col. Holstein was promoted to Brigade General and awarded the Order of the Tankard for his gallantly. Despite overwhelming odds his regiment has prevailed in the last four battles and as earned Veteran Status.
The Pabst Musketeers and the British Foot Grenadiers are locked in combat as night falls. Both side sustained heavy losses and neither side was able to claim victory, however Reich Duke Wilhelm was able to occupy the battlefield as the British and Hanoverians retired.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The French push the Beersteiners back

The Beersteiners brace for the French attack on their right flank.
The British Brigades hold of the French advance in the center.
The Beerstein Cuirassier ride down a French Brigade, but are met by French Cuirassiers.
French Artillery destroy Beerstein Brigades in advance of the French charge.
The French defend Heineken Abbey as the British are victorious in the center.
Duc de Joseph rallies his victorious Cuirassiers.
The French Artillery continue to pound the hapless Beerstein Infantry Brigades.
The British and Beerstein troops are forced to retire under cover of darkness.