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 Post subject: The Battle of Ligny 1815
PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:36 pm 
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The 206th Anniversary of Napoleon's last victory in the Napoleonic Wars.


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Blücher Rescued by Adjutant Nostitz at Ligny - by Clemens Otto Fikentscher


Indeed! A most pitched battle, but Marschall Vorwärts lived to fight again the next day!

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Prussian dragoons charging at Mockern during the Battle of Leipzig.

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Can someone identify the cavalry units in this image? I believe the French are on the left - (Red) Guard lancers - but who are the cavalry on the right?

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Nice additions Bill!

It's the 1st Life Guards.

Charge of the 1st Life Guards at Genape - by Richard Simkin

https://collection.nam.ac.uk/detail.php ... 59-09-73-1

Brown University Library has a huge collection of his works in their Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection:

https://repository.library.brown.edu/st ... 8artist%29

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Thanks! They did not look Prussian and sure, the French Gd. Lancers were at Q-B.

The page I pulled that image off of was describing a big charge by 32 squadrons of Prussians at the end of Ligny to allow the army to retreat. Go figure! ;)

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Not surprising!

For years when I'd Google image search Prussian Army Waterloo this image would show up:

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Well, ok....um.

I might've found the source, who certainly uses this one while talking about Prussians. Problem is it's for a miniature solider painting site.

Then there's this Twitter post:

https://twitter.com/knight_atlantic/sta ... 8506691585

"205th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, where Napoleon was defeated by a combined Anglo-Prussian army led by Wellington."

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Well, be glad that the Prussians are mentioned at all. Not sure where I saw it but this British Waterloo complex that is on the attitude of "Just don't mention the Prussians!" is pretty solid with a lot people, good that others worked up the Waterloo topic much less biased.
Let's face it, Wellington would have been finished that day without the Prussians.

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Damn the treacherous Prussians!!!!

I have no idea how to add images.

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[quote="Garret Fitzgerald"]I have no idea how to add images.[/quote]

[img]https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2b/Crofts_Ernest_The_Battle_Of_Ligny.jpg[/img]
This is the text for my picture in post #2. You would only have to add the picture address between [img] and [/img] and any picture should be shown.

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