Thursday, 30 July 2015
At the weekend I will be researching for an interesting OOB circa 1810, to give me a nice mix of battalions and a regiment of light dragoons wearing the tarleton! To face these I will be planning on finishing off my Confederation of the Rhine regiments backed up with some French combined grenadier battalions and light infantry.
From the Perry Miniatures website
This range is being extended back to 1800. The codes up to BH 67 have been designed for the Waterloo campaign, but can be used prior to that particular campaign. These include Highlanders, Riflemen, Light Infantry, Light Dragoons, Royal Horse Artillery and named Staff officers.
The extended range will encompass the British troops who served in Egypt, India, South Africa, Denmark, Hanover, Italy, North and South America, the West and East Indies as well as the Peninsula.
Remember the plastic British Infantry (BH1) and Hussar set (BH 80) cover the whole 1808-15 period, whereas the plastic Light Dragoon set (BH 90) covers the entire period.
There will be a separate range for the auxillaries who fought alongside the British during the early period.
Sunday, 5 July 2015
Not long after parties of Uhlans were seen approaching, they failed to satisfy the challenge of the sentries and were peppered with musket shots from the marksmen, hidden behind hedges and walls.
Before long however it looked like the main body of the lancers were preparing to bypass the village altogether, across open fields to the west of the Charleroi road. As they closed The Uhlans were pushed back with heavy losses by musketry and canister from the heights.
As they were withdrawing the French made an impetuous charge, which was stopped in its tracks by more canister.
As they retreated towards Quatre Bras, the artillery remained on the road with the battalion in two halves on both sides of the road, which was in a deep cutting. They marched in closed columns harassed by swarms or guard lancers. The guard lancers encircled them and executed many charges which were repulsed by the battalion. The lost no men during the retreat, but 39 were killed, wounded or missing durinf the fight in Frasnes including Captain Von Muller,