The French flank - a view from just behind Plancenoit.
The French attack Hougoumont - apparently they found it impossible to dislodge the British foot guards within.
A cavalry clash at Plancenoit - I believe the Prussian lancers came off best in this encounter.
Picton's division on the ridge.
Action near La Haye Sainte - an advance by British cavalry seems to have rattled the French enough to order at least one battalion into square.
The French players look very focused!
It seems from Roy’s account that the rules were well received although the brutal nature of the firing and combat system apparently took some veterans by surprise. I was very pleased to hear that on both days they managed to play about 12 game turns with 2 – 3 players per side and Roy umpiring.
The British position behind La Haye Sainte - the terrain looks slightly shifted from the play-test game I had with Roy but at least the farm is on the correct side of the road!
The view from behind the british left - there seems to be a fair bit of action in the area of Plancenoit.
French attacking the ridge between La Haye Sainte and Hougoumont - the Duke is under pressure but still appears to have some reserves.
I’m heartened that the rules were so well received and it does seem that Roy and I have play-tested and revised them now to a point where they are giving exactly the sort of game we wanted all along. Roy and I are hoping to play our own game of Vintage Waterloo at the end of October and I am of course really looking forward to it.
All photos are by Matt B, for the latest version of my rules Muskets & Marshalls click here.