posted on Sep, 4 2021 @ 12:13 PM
20mm refers to the size (less than an inch) of the figures 100,000 of which will fill the Waterloo diorama so large it will have to be shown by
section. I am fortunate enough to be involved as a volunteer and I am amazed at the progress so far. It will be displayed at the National Army museum
NAM in Chelsea (London?) in October and other sections will include Papelotte, Hougemont, Saint Belle Alliance, La Haye Saint and the French cavalry
charge against the British squares. The completed diorama will be nearly the size of the tennis court with strategic walkways to allow viewers to see
all parts it. It will be summer of 2022 before expected completion. There are dozens of volunteers contributing and my small part is painting a single
regiment of the 4th French cuirassiers. Lucky Londoners will have the opportunity to see this in person and tickets will be available soon.
My personal satisfaction comes from knowing none of this is digital but all hand-created by volunteers all around the world donating their time and
talents. My hope is that it will find a permanent home where people and especially children will become excited to learn about history and perhaps
working with their hands to make and paint models; something I have found immensely satisfying my entire life.
Plancenoit; the tiny town to the East of the main battle where the Prussian army under Blucher pushed the French out of town at the point of bayonet.
The sheer brutality of Napoleonic battles is almost beyond comprehension. The fighting swirled around the church and the town changed hands several
Brutal house to house fighting pushes the French Imperial Guard out at heavy cost; 80% casualties among the Young Guard Division
Accurate depiction of how artillery deployed and the additional caissons and wagons that accompanied them:
Closeup of French cuirassiers
Custom casualty figure
The orange square in the bottom right shows the area covered in the pictures above. The other orange squares represent finished sections.
Hopefully the diorama will not only find a permanent home but an internet presence where people around the world can see it. You can follow the
construction from it's humble beginnings as well as check for updates at generalpicton.blogspot.com...
Though as yet un-named I would be remiss to not mention the manufacturers of both metal and plastic figures who have contributed so generously of raw
figures to fill diorama. The response from them has been incredible even to the degree of designing custom figures for the project.
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