Setting a precedent for the blog today by posting twice in the same 24 hour period. The occasion I believe, merits a different approach at least for this week anyway.....
|Walking to our seats this is the view of the reenactment field.|
|On the very ground held by Bijlandt's Brigade|
|Bijlandt's Belgian Line infantry|
|Wellington surveys the deployment|
|The 92nd Foot Gordon Highlanders march onto the field|
Our view was from Grandstand Z which was roughly positioned in front of La Haye Sainte. One of the biggest bonuses of the day was to be able to legally walk all over the land which is usually of limits when you visit the field.
To get to our seats we walked down from Picton's position (or VIP Champagne Tent was actually on the ground Pack's Brigade defended!), back across the route of retreat of Quiot's Division.
|Smoke from 5 or 6 Allied batteries early in the battle|
|Long lens view across the field.. Wargamers.. TAKE NOTE PLEASE!!!|
|Traver's Cuirassiers attack at La Haye Sainte|
|Grand Battery line|
|Bauduin attacks Hougoumont|
|Ready to go!|