It is currently Sat Aug 30, 2014 4:23 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: staying at the 1815 Hotel
PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 7:08 am 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 04, 2005 4:22 pm
Posts: 5353
Location: EK,Scotland
Chaps,

spent a very enjoyable night in the 'Grouchy' room at the 1815 hotel on Thursday before walking the field of Waterloo once again. Thought it might be an idea to spend2-3 days at Waterloo next year if we planned it in advance. We could book the 1815, camp on the field and walk it for a day or 2 whilst also doing Quatre Bras, Wavre and Ligny? It would be nice to have a 'squad' do it together. Anyone up for it?

We drove to Wavre en route to Luxembourg and those Prussians must have had balls of steel because that is one helluva road in terms of terrain and distance. :shock:
I now have even more respect for Blucher and his Prusskies!

Your correspondent in the Low Countries

_________________
"If you think you can, or if you think you can't, you are probably right"

Henry Ford


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 9:53 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 27, 2005 3:41 pm
Posts: 2241
Location: Scotland
You really know how to make someone jealous.
As mentioned previously this is one battlefield I would love to visit so depending on dates I would love to go along next year.

Cheers
Dave


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 10:26 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2005 8:09 pm
Posts: 281
Location: Grimsby
Sounds like you're having a great time.

I'm in for next year - whatever the dates, I'm confirmed.

With regards to your comments on the Prussians - based on those comments I've just upgraded all Prussian units 'up a grading' for the upcoming weekender!!!!!.......

.................(game organisers/umpires prerogative!!!!)


Blucher


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 4:08 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:10 pm
Posts: 869
Location: Motherwell, Scotland.
Gentlemen,

Please forgive me for cutting in on your "League" thread but this does make me jealous although I have to say that I did spend a week going over Gettysburg in the early nineties. The Americans certainly know how to look after their historical sites.

When you do get over there, please make sure you take plenty of photos and Barry could then maybe (read pretty please) tie them in with his battle reports.

Jim

_________________
“I can assure you, Gentlefolk, they look better from a distance."
Jim O'Neill.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: The Waterloo Battlefield Walk.
PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 8:45 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Feb 02, 2008 11:49 pm
Posts: 1529
Hi Guys,

It must be 10 years or more since I did the Waterloo battlefield walk which I did over two days.On day 1, I did the allied positions including the panarama display, the museum, walked through Hougoumont, alas La Haye Sainte was a private farm then.I climbed the 250 odd stairs to the top of the Lion Mound and carried on my walk across to Papelotte and Frischermont.I also visited the Wellington museum in the town of Mont-St-Jean.
On day 2, I did the french positions starting opposite Hougoumont to La Belle Alliance, stopping every now and again to take in the view towards the allied positions and what could be seen of Hougoumont in the folds of the ground.I also visited the village and church of Plancenoit which changed hands a number of times during the afternoon.
I was planning to visit again in 2015 on it's 200 year anniversary when a possible reinactment may be planned???

Cheers.......Ray.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 4:50 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 04, 2005 4:22 pm
Posts: 5353
Location: EK,Scotland
Probably a May weekend I think. 2-3 days on/around the battlefield + Ligny, Quatre Bras??

_________________
"If you think you can, or if you think you can't, you are probably right"

Henry Ford


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group