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Rossomme Farmhouse

Posted by Captain Sibourne on 20 Apr 2024, 08:07

Rossome Farmhouse at Waterloo is not well known for two reasons: first, it burnt down and is now completely eradicated with no trace of the building unless and until someone does some archaeology. Secondly, it was a long way behind the front line. And yet it is important to the Waterloo story because it was here that Napoleon spent most of the day, or at least on the heights of Rossomme immediately to the east from where he could see both the British position and Plancenoit.

My diorama shows the battle at 1800hrs, by which time Napoleon had moved forward to La Belle Alliance. The farm is therefore shown with the Imperial Rear HQ - some of the 11 carriages that Napoleon is known to have had at the battle, plus some staff, and Larrey's field hospital.

There are no known images of the farm and I am entirely reliant on some blown up pictures from the Siborne model which show the buildings in good detail.

The Siborne farm by kind permission of the National Army Museum:

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The basic model:

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Field Forge:

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Most of the figures from here on are by Liam:

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Two Gendarmes by Hagen:

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This beautiful carriage is scratch built by Liam:

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The interior of the farm:

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Some gate guards. One of the Red Lancers has lost his pennant.

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3D printed carriage painted by Liam:

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There will be much more to follow!
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Posted by C M Dodson on 20 Apr 2024, 19:00

Excellent work on this generally neglected area of the field.

Your Dad’s buildings are getting even better..

The carriages are beautiful.

Best wishes,

Chris
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Posted by k.b. on 20 Apr 2024, 22:33

Splendid new additions to your Waterloo battlefield and I must confess I wasn’t familiar with the Rossomme Farmhouse.
Absolutely love the two carriages inside the farm, it’s incredible how this 3D printing is revolutionizing the wargames industry.
I still prefer old school sculpted minis to be honest but that’s cos yours truly is well and truly old school himself.
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Posted by Captain Sibourne on 20 Apr 2024, 23:01

Thanks all, much appreciated!
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Posted by Peter on 20 Apr 2024, 23:11

Wonderful work! :thumbup:
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Posted by Ochoin on 21 Apr 2024, 01:18

So much to like....but probably the carriages win for me.

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Posted by Beano Boy on 21 Apr 2024, 07:17

:coffee: Stupendous work indeed. :thumbup: BB
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Posted by Captain Sibourne on 21 Apr 2024, 17:38

Many thanks all!
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Posted by MABO on 01 May 2024, 23:11

Looks really great!
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Posted by Rich W on 02 May 2024, 15:44

Wonderful to see more updates of this staggering scale!
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 06 May 2024, 19:52

It's a superb diorama, Captain Sibourne. :drool: :drool: :drool:

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Posted by Captain Sibourne on 30 May 2024, 20:53

Many thanks for all your kind comments! I've added a few new pictures of this section of the diorama, involving another carriage from the talented Mr Flood and some other figures. Hope you enjoy.

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More on my blog here:

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Posted by Bessiere on 07 Jun 2024, 09:32

Great to see the progress made on the diorama James! Liam has done some amazing work with those carriages, they're opulent as they should be. It's also gratifying to recognize your own work finding a place on the board having sent figures 3 - 4 years ago - its been a long wait. Good things take time and extensive and very complex things take even longer. Well worth it. Cheers,
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Posted by Captain Sibourne on 08 Jun 2024, 19:59

Thank you Bessiere, your figures are amazing! here is another one of Liam's carriages and some shots of your figures.

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Posted by Bessiere on 09 Jun 2024, 01:52

Very kind of you to add those pictures James, its most gratifying to see how things look in the finished form. I know it will be overwhelming for the viewer when confronted with the massive numbers of figures but our eyes are very good at picking out points of interest to us personally so I don't think there is ever a level of "too much detail" so long as a few people get to see it. I was listening to a podcast today with Andrew ___ w/ David Brown and Niles from Little wars and he mentioned Waterloo remodelled having painted a company of French. Nice to hear random bits of publicity about your project. Thanks again for posting those pics, I will certainly treasure them.
Cheers,
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Posted by Captain Sibourne on 09 Jun 2024, 20:41

Thanks Bessiere!
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Posted by Peter on 10 Jun 2024, 21:45

Great progress! And that carriages is wonderful! :love:
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Posted by C M Dodson on 11 Jun 2024, 07:28

Liam’s carriages steal the show but there is lots going on.

The idea of airfield ground personal conversions is great as they make good ‘dollies’.

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Posted by Captain Sibourne on 11 Jun 2024, 14:28

Thanks Chris, much appreciated! A few more conversions:

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