Friday, 18 May 2018

10th Brigade, 6th Division in 6mm

Another British unit that I was able to finish over the long Bank Holiday weekend recently was the 10th Brigade of the British 6th Division. This was one half of a mixed British/Hanoverian Division (the 4th Hanoverian) and was commanded by Major-General Sir John Lambert.



The unit was composed of the 1/4th Foot, 1/27th Foot, 1/40th Foot and the 2/81st Foot. The latter was left in Brussels in during the campaign, but I have included them here as part of the Brigade's strength.


This unit had an interesting story, they had recently arrived from America to join the Allied army for the campaign. They arrived on the field at Waterloo at 10.30am and were held in reserve near Mont St Jean. Lambert had assumed command of the Divison as Cole the original commander was on his honeymoon!


Another part of the Allied Reserve Corps has now been finished and with a handful of units left the end is in sight! As I said before, all the information that I am using for building this project has mostly come from the excellent website Cent Jours, although it is in French (I don't speak it) it is a wealth of information on the uniforms of the Waterloo campaign. I am also using Mark Adkin's excellent The Waterloo Companion. This is packed full of information mainly about Waterloo, but has plenty about the whole campaign as well. 

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Thanks for reading!

4 comments:

  1. You've certainly been cranking them out. How many more brigades do you have left to do?

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    1. Thanks! Of Reserve Corps there's two left now, but then I have the cavalry corps to start, plus I only have three corps of the six French completed and finally, all the Prussians...

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  2. Impressive and beautiful additions!

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    1. Thank you phil, I am almost fiished with this corps now!

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