Borodino to Waterloo: Rayevsky’s Redoubt, the wounding of the Prince of Orange & d’Erlon’s attack

d'Erlon Diorama.
Prince Diorama.
Prince of Orange.
1815: French.
The Netherlands.
Bridgnorth castle.


Borodino:   Here I will present examples of model soldiers undergoing conversion from commercial product to the final iteration.


Württemberg square




The first 1812 batch are the defenders of the redoubt.  The original gunners, much depleted from both French artillery and the earlier infantry assault.  They will have been wearing somewhat depleted uniforms and equipment by then.  They would have been augmented by attachments of line infantry to assist, and further new gunners bought in to make-up for losses in skilled men.  There would also be Jaegers assigned to defend the redoubt directly, both from within and on top of the parapets.
Artillerymen would not be armed with muskets but after the first assault there would have been plenty of ‘spare’ firearms available for use now.
Strelets Crimean British infantry married up with legs from Zvezda Russians
Strelets Crimean British infantryman with Hat Bavarian legs
Zvezda Russian artillerymen lightly modified
Was an Airfix WW1 American soldier, now a Russian
1812 infantryman
Figure on the right, Airfix WW1 Geman torso married to Zvezda Russian legs
To his left, Hat
French Napoleonic
line infantryman with legs from a Zvezda Russian
As with my previous diorama, I have chosen to depict the men wearing weather covers to their shakos.
Strelet Crimean Zouave top on Hat Bavarian infantryman legs
Shown here are models 
modified, mainly by joining two halves from different originals to create unique versions; then further enhanced by plasticine and nail varnish to set it
Strelet Crimean Zouave officer with minimum modification
Strelets Crimean Russian artillaryman married up with legs from Esci Set 236
Russian Grenadiers
With white primer
Plasticine and varnish applied
Jaeger starting life as a Strelets Crimean British infantryman top with Hat Bavarian legs (again)