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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:34 am 
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Battle of Waterloo - refought online for Armchair Generals

For those who cannot make it to this weeks huge re-enactment of
the Battle of Waterloo in Belgium. Stay tuned, as the battle will be refought live over the internet as an introduction to Sltherines
new Real Time Strategy game - Scourge of War - Waterloo on
their Twitch Channel.


Slitherine & Matrix games announce online re-enactment this week


Review of Scourge of War - Waterloo

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:46 pm 
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The Charge of the Scots Greys to be re-enacted at Waterloo

The depiction of their charge at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815
is one of the most famous images from the whole engagement.
Now 200 years on, the Royal Scots Greys may be set to ride again.

Plans are under way for a major re-enactment to mark the bicentenary
of French Emperor Napoleon's final defeat at the actual battle site
in Belgium.
Their famous charge - which was carried out at more of a trot in
reality - was immortalised in Lady Elizabeth Butler's 1881 painting
Scotland Forever !, as well s the epic 1970 film starring Rod Steiger
as Napoleon and Christopher Plummer as Wellington.

More than 5,000 living-history re-enactors, including 4,500 infantry,
300 cavalry and 100 cannon will come together from across Europe,
North America and even Australia, to commemorate the battle near
Brussels this June, cheered on by some 250,000 people, together
with millions more watching on television.

The Greys & Glory campaign, is determined to relive the moment
when they halted a French column of 20,000 men and captured an
Imperial Eagle standard, one of only two seized on the day - only,
this time, Napoleon will be played by French lawyer Frank Sampson.

Project organisers are hoping to field between 20 and 30 Scots Greys
troopers in full kit and uniform and mounted on the grey steeds from
which the regiment took its name. With the cost estimated at 7,000
pounds for each fully kitted trooper, they are also hoping to raise
additional funds for ABF, The Soldiers Charity, and Scotty's
Little Soldiers, which helps children of fallen soldiers.


The Greys & Glory - The Charge of the Scots Greys website

Video - Charge of the Scots Greys


Confirmation that the Royal Scots Greys will be attending - from the Waterloo 200 website


The Royal Scots Grey's have arrived !!!

The Greys have arrived and ready to take up their positions, Sir !!
Follow the Royal Scots Greys on Facebook and Twitter.

The Royal Scots Greys on Facebook

The Musings of a Montreal Madame as she joins Napoleon's Old Guard


WATERLOO RE-ENACTMENT LIVE - Watch the Re-enactment
of the Battle of Waterloo live over the Internet


Quote from the Waterloo 200 website:

Watch the re-enactment of the Battle at home through our live stream.

Follow the re-enactment of the Battle live or in replay. Four 4 HD
cameras will capture the action to give you a view of the Battlefield
similar to what on-site spectators will see. Residents outside of
Belgium can follow the live streaming of the 1st re-enactment -
The French Attack? on Friday June 19th, 2015 between 20:00 & 22:00
with live comments from experts in English & French.
On Saturday June 20th, 2015 the 2nd re-enactment -
The Allied Counter-Attack - will be broadcast live worldwide between
20:00 and 22:00, with live comments from experts in English
and French.

It's NOT Free - as the re-enactments over 2 days - you have two
choices, either pay 7.50 Euro's per day or 12.00 Euro's to cover
both days live streaming of the re-enactment.


Wateloo 200 Re-enactment - Live Streaming

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:46 pm 
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Battle of Waterloo part 1 - The French attack begins

Those of you following the Battle of Waterloo will be pleased to
know that the first day's battle called - The French attack begins at
20:00 CET or 19:00 UK time on 19th June ( today )
The Daily Telegraph - Watch the Action Live website is proving to
be popular with video's of Napoleon's pre battle Press Conference,
Reporters interview the Duke of Wellington and - of course the
funny bit where Nigel Farage meets Napoleon.

The Musings of a Montreal Madame as she accompanies the Old Guard into battle

All can be found under - related video's on the website below.

Daily Telegraph - Watch the Battle of Waterloo live site

Video of Napoleon's - Le Grande Armee taking up their positions before the battle

Video of the French attack at Waterloo

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:53 pm 
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Battle of Waterloo - Part 2 - The Allied Counterattack - begins at 19:00 hrs UK or 20:00 hrs CET time

Nothing on the Daily Telegraph - Watch Waterloo live website to
indicate whether they will be broadcasting the event Live or not !! If not I suppose - one can always fall back on the organisers, Pay-per-view
broadcast website of the event.

Here's are two recordings of the 2nd part of the re-enactment.

Video of The Allied Counterattack

Another video of the Allied Counterattack

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French preparations for the Battle of Waterloo - last weeks preparations

Some amazing video's are starting to appear concerning last
weeks Battle of Waterloo re-enactment.

Here's a good one concerning French preparations for the
Battle of Waterloo


France TV2 - Documentary on French preparations for Waterloo

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Into battle with the Royal Scots Light Infantry at Waterloo

Here's a brilliant - Shako mounted camara recording of the action
at last weeks, Battle of Waterloo re-enacted.
It lasts over an hour but well worth it - if you want to see a
blow by blow account of last weeks, re-enactment.


Last weeks - Battle of Waterloo with the Royal Scots Light Infantry

Royal Scots with American accents ??? - yes I know :D


Daily Telegraph report on the Battle of Waterloo - with reporters embedded in the British and French Army


Meanwhile on the French side

Here's another Shako mounted battle cam following the fortunes of
the French at Waterloo during the two day event.


Battle of Waterloo - as seen from the French side

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The Waterloo Dispatch - re-enacted

Following Wellington's defeat of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo
- two dispatches were sent from the Duke, one to London and
the other to Berlin with news of Napoleon's crushing defeat
at the Battle of Waterloo.

Major Percy and Commander James White RN, who accompanied
him, will travel in a horse drawn post chaise along the newly
christened Waterloo Way from Waterloo to London and
the ceremonies along the way take place where horses were
changed in 1815.
As well as the presentation of the New Waterloo Dispatch at these
sites, plaques will be unveiled at strategic locations to permanently
mark the Way. Replicas of the two captured Imperial Eagles and
Standards will be carried in the post chaise, as were the originals
in 1815, and two hundred years to the day laid at the feet of a
member of the British Royal Family.

HMS Northumberland ( Type 23 Frigate ) played a key role in the
re-enactment by taking on the role of HMS Peruvian which carried
the news of the Allies victory to Britain.
Which began its slow crossing of the English Channel from Ostend.
Now, like then, HMS Northumberland stopped 20 miles off the English
coast - replicating the Peruvian’s becalming - and leaving the
men to row the 20 miles to shore, at Broadstairs in Kent.


Accompanying the Waterloo dispatch will be the Waterloo Treasure Chest.

The Waterloo Treasure Chest accompanies the Waterloo dispatch


BBC News report - Wellington's Dispatch arrives in Broadstairs

THE EAGLE HAS LANDED !! - In Broadstairs

Video of Major Percy & Commander White RN stepping
ashore with the French Eagles at Broadstairs


Napoleon had prepared an Invasion on the Grand Scale
but Essex was prepared



The agenda for the Waterloo Dispatch is as follows:

Thursday, 18 June. Belgium: WATERLOO DAY


Evening: A formal ceremony organized by the Belgian Government
concludes with an early evening New Waterloo Dispatch ceremony
at the Wellington Museum, Waterloo, where the Duke of Wellington
began to write his original Dispatch.

Friday, 19 June. Belgium

Morning: The New Waterloo Dispatch is presented to the Mayor
of the City of Brussels and other dignitaries during ceremony at Royal
Army Museum, Brussels accompanied by a international gathering of
descendants from the battle.

Afternoon: Post chaise arrival and departure NWD ceremony at Governor’s Residence, Bruges.
Evening: Post chaise arrival and ceremony at Sea Cadet TS Royalist,
Ostend, followed by a similar ceremony in HMS Northumberland at a
flight-deck reception. The ships sail for Broadstairs accompanied
by East India Club Yacht Squadron.

Saturday, 20 June. Kent and London

Morning: A cutter pulls away from TS Royalist standing off Broadstairs
rows to the beach to disembarks the interpreters for
Major Henry Percy and Commander James White RN.
This event Includes post chaise arrival and departure ceremonies
with presentation of The New Waterloo Dispatch to Mayor of
Broadstairs, followed by a day of town festivities, including The New
Waterloo Dispatch Race for Pilot Gigs over a 20-mile course.

Afternoon: The post chaise arrives in Canterbury for the presentation
of The New Waterloo Dispatch to The Lord Lieutenant for Kent.
This includes a Waterloo Service at Canterbury Cathedral.
The post chaise ‘leaves’ for London.


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Sunday, 21 June. London

Morning: At 10:00 the post chaise departure ceremony from Old
Royal Naval College, Greenwich, with New Waterloo Dispatch
presentations to the Mayor of the royal borough.
The post chaise travels through south London, crossing Tower
Bridge for ceremonies at The Tower where it picks up an
HAC Light Cavalry escort to Guildhall Yard, here The New Waterloo
Dispatch will be presented to The Lord Mayor of London.

Afternoon: The post chaise crosses the river at Waterloo Bridge
and again at Westminster Bridge to Whitehall and Horse Guards
where it is joined by the Household Cavalry Mounted traveling
escort and a number of historic coaches.
Proceeds to The Mall, Constitution Hill, Hyde Park Corner
(New Waterloo Dispatch presentation to the Wellesley family),
Park Lane and Grosvenor Square (New Waterloo Dispatch
presentation to Lord Mayor of Westminster and The Duke
of Westminster)
Regent Street to Waterloo Place, where it is presented to the
Mayoralty of London and foreign Ambassadors.

It then moves to St James’s Square for two ceremonies; one
in the square and one at the East India Club where the
replica Eagles will be placed at the feet of a senior member
of the Royal Family. The post chaise departs and joins
The Waterloo Parade.

The Waterloo Parade from Horse Guards Parade down The Mall
including four European visiting bands (Dutch Army Band,
Zurich Police Band, Finnish Navy Band, French Artillery Band)
British military bands and 200 school children.
This parade will be the spectacular culmination of the Waterloo
commemorations both in Belgium and London and will create
a visual focus on Waterloo 200’s achievements and its
enduring educational legacy.


The Guardian - Waterloo dispatch arrival re-enacted in London

BBC News report - The Dispatch arrives in London


BBC Documentary on the Battle of Waterloo re-enacted - starting
with The Waterloo dispatch



At last news reaches London of the Dukes great victory


The Waterloo International Music Festival 19 – 21 June

Featuring a concert at St James’s Church Piccadilly by The Dutch
Army Band and appearances by European bands at iconic
locations in central London.

The following weekend (27-28 June) there are NWD post chaise ceremonies at Faversham, Sittingbourne, Rochester and
Walmer Castle – the finale of the NWD in Britain at which
the Dispatch will be presented to The Lord Boyce, Lord Warden
of the Cinque Ports.

Germany

There are two New Waterloo Dispatch events in Germany at Hamburg
and Berlin on 22 and 24 June.


BBC News - The Waterloo Dispatch tours Kent as celebrations end


The Waterloo Dispatch arrives in Sittingborne, Kent

More on the Sittingborne victory parade in Kent

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