Thursday, June 18, 2015

JJ's Wargames--Waterloo 200 Years Anniversary, 18 June

JJ's Wargames continues with the third in series of 100 Days Campaign's an excerpt from today, the 17th of June:

Waterloo 200 - The Bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, 

18th June 1815, 

"Hard pounding this, gentlemen; let's see who will pound the longest"

If you are a regular follower of this blog, you will know that despite a keen interest in the career of the Duke of Wellington and the army he commanded, I have spent little time focused on perhaps his most famous, and certainly his most important battle, the Battle of Waterloo or from a French perspective the Battle of Mont St Jean.

As a keen Napoleonic wargamer, drawn into the hobby by this famous battle, I have found the Battle of Waterloo and the Hundred Days Campaign less interesting as my knowledge of the period has grown over the years, but it would be impossible to ignore the bicentenary of such a world changing event that formed the pinnacle of the career of the greatest British general since the Duke of Marlborough.

Rather than do, what practically every other Napoleonic wargamer seems to be doing this year, namely re-staging the whole campaign, the whole battle or selected parts of it, I thought I would try and do something a little different, to mark the passing of this significant anniversary....

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