So began this adventure, a request between two enthusiast, one Belgian, one Italian , which was translated (it appropriate to say!) in two volumes, nothing of deeply cultural but a achievement that rewards a research (mine) and a work that lasted years (the rules of Dirk Donvil).
Avanti per Bonaparte! e Avanti per Cesare! are a great tribute to the great little plastic figures that have kept us company in our youth and we would like to once again bring ideally life on the battlefields, in line facing the enemy or in superb charges on horseback.
For me, the second part of this adventure begins after the Italian translation of About Bonaparte, with my work with the colors and uniforms of France and Russia, a clash perhaps never happened but possible, because many small battles were fought during the campaign of 1812 between the troops of the two sides.
So, this is the place,a village near Sevardino, where French troops read sighted Russian battalions ready to work around the corps of Napoleon's army.
Column of march to the Russian battalion on the old road.
A veteran of Replicant, few details but great charisma. A piece that adds personality to the battle in progress.
The Carabineers Hat arrange themselves in skirmish formation.
A battalion of the Guard arrives in reinforcement. Status: veterans.
Who leads them?
Maybe Cambronne, long before Waterloo.
The officers commanding the battalion of Voltigeurs on the left of the church.
The Russians are about to enter the building, after the battle for the possession of the village will be even harder for the French ...
Phase of fire. The line of skirmishers is ready.
The church is meant to be the heart of the battle.
The Russian battalions in the field are three. Musketeers of the line. Trained forces, ready to die.
The French are preparing to break into the church ....