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Thursday, 18 June 2015

Waterloo Lite















My, my, at Waterloo Napoleon did surrender

Oh yeah, and I have met my destiny in quite a similar way
The history book on the shelf
Is always repeating itself

Waterloo - I was defeated, you won the war
Waterloo - Promise to love you for ever more
Waterloo - Couldn't escape if I wanted to
Waterloo - Knowing my fate is to be with you
Waterloo - Finally facing my Waterloo

My, my, I tried to hold you back but you were stronger
Oh yeah, and now it seems my only chance is giving up the fight
And how could I ever refuse
I feel like I win when I lose

Waterloo - I was defeated, you won the war
Waterloo - Promise to love you for ever more
Waterloo - Couldn't escape if I wanted to
Waterloo - Knowing my fate is to be with you
Waterloo - Finally facing my Waterloo

So how could I ever refuse
I feel like I win when I lose -

Waterloo - Couldn't escape if I wanted to
Waterloo - Knowing my fate is to be with you
Waterloo - Finally facing my Waterloo


Unlike the historical battle, in this re-fight of Waterloo the French open the game with a strong thrust down their right flank, focusing their attack on the village of Papelotte,leaving their left flank largely uncovered as far as the defending Allied troops in Hougomont could see...

The wilderness that this the Hougomont flank of the battlefield

French infantry and supporting cavalry advance on Papelotte.


The advancing French columns crash through the village of Papelotte,which is defended by Brunswickers, Nassau and some British troops.


Brunswickers of the 'Black Legion' attempt to halt
the flood of French columns at Papelotte

French forces swarm past the village Papelotte.


After taking Papelotte the French unleash a second infantry column on the Allied centre, driving the British from La Haye Saint after a brisk assault.

French infantry columns attack La Haye Sainte,
supported by massed artillery batteries...
... and within the walls of La Haye Sainte, the lone British
battalion awaiting the fury of the French onslaught!

Late in the day Prussian forces begin to arrive on the French right,between Papelotte and Plancenoit, in response the French deploy the Imperial Guard which assaults the advancing Prussian columns with repeated, effective cavalry attacks whilst their infantry deploys.



See our Waterloo Photos <Here>