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Author Topic: 2nd Coldstream Guards, The Defence of Hougoumont  (Read 1643 times)

Offline Hubbynz

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2nd Coldstream Guards, The Defence of Hougoumont
« on: July 07, 2013, 11:40:13 PM »
The following was going to be one of my entries into the LPL but unfortunately I was having camera issues.

Well I have slowly been working on this unit over a number of years in the background of my halfling army and have finally finished the final base below. This unit has been slowly painted over 3-4 year period and you may notice a slight difference in the painting quality between the two earlier bases and the more recent ones (hopefully). The unit is a mix of Victrix, Perry and Foundry and may not be a 100% historically accurate but ah oh well ;-).

I have attempted to present the unit as a very battle-worn formation to depict the brutal defence of the chateau of Hougoumont on the outskirts of the Battle of Waterloo. This defence is considered one of the greatest achievements of the regiment as some declared that the success of the battle turned upon closing the gates at Hougoumont. The two battalions that defended Hougoumont suffered 500 dead and wounded out of strengths of 2,000 hence the high amount of casualties in my unit.

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Re: 2nd Coldstream Guards, The Defence of Hougoumont
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2013, 12:13:07 AM »
Looks great, very characterful  :-* :-*



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Re: 2nd Coldstream Guards, The Defence of Hougoumont
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2013, 01:37:52 AM »
Those look great!  :D
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