I entered this little diorama in the Steve Dean Forum Painting Competition, and managed to get through to the semi-finals, so I’m pretty happy about that. I had posted it here for a day, right before entering, but thought it better to take it down until I was knocked out of the competition.
The scene depicts something completely out of my imagination, of course, but it could have happened I suppose- The evening before the Battle of Quatre Bras, French Guard Cavalry probing the Quatre Bras crossroads clashed with Dutch-Belgian (Nassau) troops. The next morning, as the left wing of the French Army marches towards Quatre Bras, guard officers report to Marshal Ney the positions of those Dutch-Belgian units. So it’s probably a bit of a stretch, but it makes for a nice diorama.
I made this to be my 28mm Lasalle objective. The figures are all Perry Miniatures, and the tree and fence were made by me (the fence is made of matchsticks, the tree was a kit I purchased at a local model train store). I’ve mounted it on a 3″x3″ base for gaming, though I may mount the whole thing again on a display base. I’ll probably enter this in the painting competition at TactiCon ’10 in September.
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Here’s a couple pictures taken a few days after the collage one’s were…thanks Lee!