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Waterloo #1 - The Defense of Hougoumont
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Waterloo #1 - The Defense of Hougoumont (189 pieces - with free domestic shipping) Playsets by TSC | TSCPCS03-033q $564.71$279.00

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Unpainted Plastic 54mm (1/32nd - about 2 1/4 inches high)

Napoleon's First Attack on Wellington's Infantry - The Battle for the Fortified Farm of Hougoumont

When Napoleon led his French Army against the English and their allies at Waterloo, he little imagined it would be the last great battle he would ever fight.

The French Emperor assumed that Wellington, leading a polyglot force of British, Dutch, Belgian and Brunswick troops, many of them ill-trained or even pro-French, would present only a small challenge. His Grande Armee, the greatest army the world had ever seen, had conquered most of Europe in the past 20 years. The problem Napoleon faced was that the British occupied a very strong defensive position along a low ridge to his front. How to displace them?

The key to Wellington's right flank was a fortified Belgian farmhouse, "Hougoumont." Wellington had filled it with a few elite infantry units, who fought from behind stone walls and from the upper stories of the farm buildings. Napoleon's on-site commander, who was expected to brush these troops aside, found himself in a challenging day-long battle instead.

The would-be overwhelming French forces attacked over and over again from late morning until the battle's end, but failed to seize the fortified buildings and surrounding gardens. Like Rorke's Drift in the Zulu War, the battle is always remembered as a successful defense by a vastly outnumbered force against impossible odds.

This is set #1 in our Waterloo Tri-Series Playset Range. Each playset in the collection is unique and stands alone, with practically no overlap in the figures and accessories included in each set. Combine all three to build a definitive playset, and if you DO buy all three, you will save another 10% off the combined price!

The French (all in blue color):
32 cloned Italeri French Infantry
16 Armies in Plastic French Infantry
40 cloned Airfix French Grenadier Infantry

The British:
32 cloned Italeri British Infantry in red color
16 Armies in Plastic British Infantry in red color
8 Armies in Plastic British Riflemen in green color (use these as Sharpe and his men!)
8 Timpo British Infantry in red color

2 BMC Farm Houses (each with many windows to fire through)
8-piece Form Tech Stone Wall Set
4 Fencibles Green Trees
10-piece Marx recast Dead Trees, Rocks and Stumps Set
1 CTS British Flag with Timpo Flagpole and Base

Packed in a reusable playset box. Contents may vary.

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