Re: 1812 Waterloo reenactment
- There are a lot of photos from the Waterloo weekend, and I expect
there will be more over the coming days as the major players get their
shots sorted out. Phil Thomasson said he took over 2000 pictures.
There were said to be about 1200 troops, equally split between the
Imperials and the Allies, the Allies had 15 or so pieces and about 15
cavalry. I don't know how many pieces the Imperials had but they had
up to 50 cavalry.
There were two battle scenarios, neither were accurate attempts to re-
enact, but on Saturday there was a Battle between Le Caillou and the
village of Plancenoit which ended on the green outside the Church. On
Sunday morning since the Farm of Hougoumont is under going a major
restoration we had a two hour blat in the cornfields between H and the
Lion mound, roughly along the line of Wellington's right flank
defenses. The weather was good the crowds substantial and the noise
level high! The result? Guess!
On Saturday a Remembrance service was held at the farm gate of
Hougoumont for all involved in the Campaign of 1815 by Rev. Stephen
Fletcher, Chaplain to the King's Brigade and he drew on period prayers
and service formats.
On 26 Jun 2008, at 03:54, terry1813 wrote:
> I found these photos on the net of last week's Waterloo reenactment.
> They're pretty good.
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