Saturday saw Martyn, Bill, Steve, Nick and myself joining up at Martyn's to refight Waterloo using the Command and Colours Napoleonics rules using the Grande Battles additional rules.
All the terrain and figures were provided by our host Martyn, all are 28mm scale from his own collection.
Nick and I would play the Anglo-allies, me on the right holding Hougoumont while Nick took the left from La Haye Sainte.
Bill commanded the French left, Martyn the centre and Steve the right. Steve and I also took on the c-in-c role determining where the command cards would be played.
It's difficult to keep track of everything in a large multi-player game like this, but initial attacks against Hougoumont were fended off while the French did an initial bombardment in the centre, but the follow-up infantry attacks were seen off. The French then built a five battery massed battery in the centre forcing the Anglo-allies to retreat from the ridge.
The Prussians then arrived on our left and after some initial success with the cavalry screen routing their opposite French numbers somewhat stalled while the Young Guard took Papelotte farm and had to be ejected.
The old Guard were committed against La Haye Sainte and the French made a decisive push to the west of Hougamont, but after some tough fighting their final victory token was taken and the battered and bloodied Anglo-allies took the day.
A brilliant days gaming in excellent company.
I'm now tempted to get a giant hex mat of my own to use my own Hundred Days Campaign collection for some Command and Colours figure gaming.
Apologies that there are not too many photographs, I was just having such a good time to remember to take many.