The ScenarioThis is the third of our Waterloo scenario games - this time we started on the battle proper with Hougamont. As you will see from the pictures we went for a stylised Chateau using a more generic farm and some gardens.
The BattleThe scene was set with Allied troops in defence and the French massed to attack the Chateau in force. It featured a relatively rare massed attack in column as the French were shielded from the main Allied artillery
|The French left|
|The British left|
|The attack on Hougamont|
|The French initial attack|
After the fierce struggle in the centre the French secured Hougamont, but the troops were spent, so precious reinforcements were needed to secure the gains.
|Eek - the guns are lost|
|British cavalry over-extended again|
|The thin blue line|