|The Emperor has personal command of his reserve of the Imperial Guard|
The event was especially notable for the fabulous cast of vintage Hinton Hunt figures, and will certainly be featured in more worthy blogs than this one - I note that Matt has already put some fine photos up on his. I felt I should take the opportunity to thank my comrades on the day for their company and - especially - to thank our most generous hosts for their hospitality in setting up a very enjoyable occasion.
|Wall-to-wall Hinton Hunt - initial French view of our right flank...|
|...and our left.|
|An eclectic mix of Coalition forces - the valiant Silesian Landwehr, a |
mixed unit of British marines and sailors, some Swedes...
|Massive cavalry attack on the left flank, in which we did well|
|The battle for the churchyard, in which we were rather less successful - I am |
delighted that this picture could have been borrowed from Charles Grant's
|The final assault in the centre, featuring the Guard - if this failed we did not |
have a lot to fall back on, as you see
|...since we were rather stuck at the church...|
|...but, as a result of flawless scripting, the Old Guard defeated the British Foot |
Guards and just about secured a victory which had looked much more of a
forgone conclusion a few hours earlier. Now, Maitland - where the blazes are you?