James Cowan and Peter Molloy join me to talk about their efforts to create a brand new diorama of the Battle of Waterloo, how they are incorporating cutting edge research into their work, and the history of Napoleonic-focused dioramas.
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This time Dr. Zack White (yes he made it) produced a podcast about the making of another again Waterloo diorama. I wonder when anybody will come up and announce to make a Mt. St. Jean or Belle Alliance one (well one can dream about it). Though I am over saturated with this kind of topic, still worthwhile to listen to and interesting to learn about the ideas of those people involved as well how they realize it and see the enthusiasm and hard work and dedication which is necessary to achieve such a goal.
The Prussian Army of 1815 is very difficult to re present or even to come to grips with regarding their out look, being in a transition period, just starting in 1814 and in corporating new units still in their old uniforms into the regular army, the day of the reserve regiments were gone, but still they did wear all kinds of different uniforms in one unit. Though now official line regiments they still did not carry any colours (vulgo flags and by no means standarts - which is for cavalry) - the same can be said for the numerous Landwehr units. I do hope that the makers won't give those miniatures the so beloved colours as wargamers being obsessed with them and going fantasy to creat fantasy colours.
There they go for 1 / 72 scale they can show the state of the art in recent research about uniforms, as for example the Grenadiers à Cheval just still wearing their old imperial coats of 1814 and not those shown by Rousselot et al.