Donnerstag, 16. Oktober 2014

Cuddalore - The French camp and the town behind

After showing the pictures of the fighting units, I now want to show you what is behind the french redoubts.

I am very proud about this jungle on which Schmitty is working here. The French account says that part of their tents were whithin this jungle

Here the photos of the finnished one

Behind the wood the French camp. Regiment Aquitaine in reserve position here as well as some volontaires etrangeres as camp guards. The latter in the light blue uniform.

 No these are not British Sepoys:-) first the French thought that a red uniform would be a nice uniform for their units. Well, they changed their mind soon...

 Because of the French countercharge in the center the regiment Royal Bourbon (colonial unit from Reunion) advanced forward to occupy the trenches. This was a regiment of blacks.

 Here some members of the French staff

 Together with their guard of cavalry from the Royal Etrangeres.

Behind the camp we put a little part of the town occupied by some irregular Mysoreans or Afghan mercenaries

With these buildings behind the French line, we don't have to forget that the British right wing didn't attack the French line. Their artillery lost the duell with the heavy French artillery. Here we have the 78th Highlanders.

 This is a fakirs tomb which stood on this position on the battlefield. Alfred and Roland found a drawing and simply thought "let's make it".

And here the British artillery. I was able to use the Strelets British artillery from their Napoleon in Egypt range. 

But more funny for me, I was able to use finally my British elephant artillery from Hinchcliffe.


  1. Very impressive! A great job, and a funny end, I agree...

  2. A really impressive piece of work there Uwe. Is it staying on permanent display?

  3. Excellent attention to detail and beautifully executed.

  4. Hi Conrad,

    with 15 dioramas in the last years I would need a huge hall to have them all on permanent display:-) But a dream of us is a special exhibition with all of them in one hall, together with a special 1/72 fair. Maybe one day....