Years ago, enamored with the line of figures representing the Brunswick army the Perry brothers came out with for the 1815 campaign, I bought enough to do all the troops in the Dutch-Belgian campaign. That lead to some Nassau troops, some Dutch Belgian troops and more recently some British units. I have the luxury of friends who have French units already, you see.
I was laying out some of my newly painted units for a game and realized that I am within two units for the Allied side of my project to be done. I decided to post the commands that are 'done' or nearly so...well, because this is a blog about miniatures, after all.
Without going over the details of this fascinating battle, let me just say it intrigued me as the archetypal meeting engagement. Both sides brought in troops, the Anglo-Allied units starting outnumbered but holding ground, hard pressed even as reinforcements slowly tilted the battle in their favor by evening. Most of the commands in the battle were of a 'brigade' size, usually five to six units of infantry, two or three regiments of cavalry.
So, by brigade, Brits first:
Most of the early arrivals were from Picton's Division. While I don't have Picton's figure yet, I do have all the units represented and almost all of these painted. I did a post back a bit on the three brigade commanders, all of which are from the same pack from the Perry miniatures line. Pack, Kempf, Halkett
The rifles and highlanders are Perry figures, the North Gloustershires are Old Glory 2nd edition pre-painted (I 'cheated' on several of the line units) and the Cornwall are Victrix. The basing scheme for the Cornwall reflects the large attached bases of the Victrix figures. I may someday attempt to cut down the integral plastic bases and remount this unit to conform to the others. The flags are from Warflag.com.
We are again missing a unit from the photo that needs to be painted, the 1/33rd foot, the 1st West Riding, which will sport red facings. The right hand unit is 2/30th foot, Cambridgeshire, while the front unit on the left is 2/69th foot, South Lincoln, and the rear left hand unit is the 2/73rd foot, the Royal Highland Regiment. This brigade is so far the most homogenous as regards to castings, all the units are Old Glory 2nd Edition prepaints, the West Ridings will be made up of Victrix models.
So there you have most of the British units from the middle of the day. I am not sure if I will do the Guards Brigade as part of the scenario. On to the Brunswickers and Dutch Belgian Brigades.