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Another Great Find
At last I have found the book
that I have been hunting for since it was released in 2014. 24
Hours at Waterloo 18 June 1815 by the author Robert Kershaw. The book
has been researched from eyewitness accounts, diaries and letters and it gives
you an hour by ...

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The Battle of Waterloo 2015 Commemorative Stamps
The British Post Office made
a set of stamps to mark the 200 th Anniversary of the Battle of
Waterloo. I have completely forgotten
about these and I will now have to start looking for them as they do not appear
on the Post Office web site now. The landscape...

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Skirmish 2017 (Zulu Special)
Today I went to the SKIRMISH
2017 Show in Sidcup, Kent promoted by Redcoat Models.. I have never
been there before and I thought that it was about time that I did. The weather was dry but dull
and very windy but I managed to get up early and set off by bus ...

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Skirmish Show This Sunday
I have never been to any of
the SKIRMISH Show’s in Sidcup
although I was going to go there last year and never got round to going. So this Sunday (19 th March) I will be making that trip to the Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar
School in Sidcup. It starts at 9am...

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Marshals and Generals
HANOVERIAN COLONEL Christian Friedrich
Wilhelm Von Ompteda Born: 26 November
1765 – Ahlden an der Aller, Hanover Died: 18 June 1815
– La Haye Sainte, Belgium Rank: Colonel In 1771 at the age
of six, Ompteda was sent to his uncle Dietrich Heinrich Ludwig Von...

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Thank You World On Another Year
Today I celebrate nine years
of blogging and hasn’t time flown by. But although I have not done any painting
for nearly two years now, this blog has turned out more as a history lesson
than a war-gaming blog.  This is not what
I wanted to do but a general p...

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More News From The Front
WATERLOO 1815 have announced that they are in production of a new set, number 041 titled “Napoleonic
French Foot Dragoons” The set is going to be a full
box of dismounted dragoons and the set looks very promising. To see the masters
of this set go to their ...

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News From The Front
Over the weekend on the HaT forum, there has been talk about
figures that are on the " INCOMPLETE LIST OF MASTER FIGURES". HaT are saying that the
figures that are on their list for future release will be produced some time in
the near future. Although I ha...

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French "AN IX" Cavalry Pistol 1801
In 1800, Napoleon
was concerned about order and organization of his army and appointed a Commission
composed of artillery officers and arms inspectors, whose task was to define a
weapon system that could
replace that of  the 1777 model. The work
of these sp...

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French "AN IX" Cavalry Pistol 1801
In 1800, Napoleon was concerned about order and
organization of his army and appointed a commission composed of artillery
officers and arms inspectors, whose task was to define a weapon system that
could replace that of 1777. The work of these specialists r...
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