Saturday, 19 September 2015

Our game for Crisis: The battle of Plancenoit

Last week we had an extraordinary club meeting and had the blocking rehearsal for our rather large presentation game for Crisis 2015 in Antwerp. It covers the final episode of the battle of Waterloo taking place in the village of Plancenoit. Our fellows Bernhard and Holger conceived an L-shaped table of around 3m x 5,5m which came into being with the help of the whole team. The humble author is contributing three houses and a couple French figures as you may have recognised as attentive readers of this blog.

So here are a couple of pictures from the great day. Some of them are rather blurry since I had to use my cellphone and lighting is rather subjar in the club HQ. The few better pictures are by our friend Holger. Please klick onto the pictures to enlarge them:
Overall impression of the whole table. Some houses (e. g. mine as well) still WIP.
Prussian messanger delivering Blücher's orders to advance.
And so they do...
Frenchmen hastily moving through the village.
Prussian artillery support.
French columns in the village.
French artillery taking position.
A French column taking artillery fire.
Fellows in misery.
French skirmishers in the burning outskirts of Plancenoit.
French artillery preparing themselves.
The centre of Plancenoit with the burning church.
The curchyard occupied by Napoleon's Old Guard.
It was a great day with a wonderful table developing step by step, Chinese food and a lot of time to chat the the chaps. I hope you like it and some of you find their way to our table at Crisis. We'll offer a small participation skirmish game for two or more players who want to plunge into the urban warfare of 18th June 1815.

Currently our club fellow Michael is preparing two houses for the table which represent the famous scene on Adolph Northern's picture:
To follow his progress have a look at his threat in the Lead Adventure Forum (here). It's worth a look without any doubt!

Until then please don't forget to have a look at the Google+ community dedicated to 'Paint Table Saturday'.

Enjoy your weekend!


  1. Stunning! This looks amazing Stefan!

  2. Very epic and impressive Stefan.

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    1. Thanks, I did my very best to catch the size and details of the board likewise.

  4. Fantastic! Just the shot of inspiration I need to get back to painting my Prussians tomorrow. :-)

  5. Very impressive! Lovely terrain and troops; capped off with Chinese food toO!

  6. That looks absolutely amazing Stefan, I am sure it will be a great success. Who makes the church?

    1. Hello, Michael.
      The church is from Grand Manner

    2. Thank you, it really is a beautiful piece of terrain.

    3. Many, many thanks my friend.
      You're feedback is very much appreciated as always.

  7. Absolutely wonderful eye candy Stefan! Thanks for sharing.

  8. What a stunning looking table! I really love it.

  9. Looks great, beautiful terrain and pictures!

  10. Excellent looking game Stafan - well done.

  11. Stunning photo-series, especially these burning houses and gunfire

    1. Creations of Holger and Heinz. I'll gladly forward your feedback.

  12. Stefan - those photos are amazing. Then one of the Guard in front of the burning church is almost life-like. Wow!

    Best wishes