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Battle of Quatre Bras 1815 - Scratch Built Models by Chris Dodson (Hobby Post)

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Battle of Quatre Bras 1815 - Scratch Built Models by Chris Dodson (Hobby Post)

Gemioncourt Farm. Battle of Quatre Bras 1815. 1/72 Scale. Chris DodsonQuatre Bras Farm. Battle of Quatre Bras 1815. 1/72 Scale. Chris DodsonPiraumont Farm. Battle of Quatre Bras 1815. 1/72 Scale. Chris Dodson

In February 2021 I was fortunate enough to acquire Chris Dodson's wonderful collection of scratch built farms, mills, inns and cottages etc for both Quatre Bras & Ligny. This blog post covers the Quatre Bras items. See here for Ligny.

Chris originally built the scenery for a refight of the battle in 1/72 scale on his sand table. So almost a moving diorama if you like. 

The buildings are mainly made of decorator's caulk covered card with plastic roofing. I think Chris did a great job of gathering all the disparate sources available to make these recreations as realistic as possible.

I'll be using the buildings for wargaming - both Ligny & QB scenarios as well as other more generic Napoleonic and WW2 games.

So for my needs I had to permanently re-assemble and base the items. The bases were mainly 3mm MDF. Below you can see them after I have completed this work.

I have added some removable trees, carts, logs etc... as "dressing" for a few of the photos but have left things fairly basic so that I can adapt as required for each scenario.

There are also some 1/72 plastic troops shown for sizing painted by Simon Bennison of Painted Napoleonic Armies.

Gemioncourt Farm

Located in the heart of the Quatre Bras battlefield.

Gemioncourt Farm. Battle of Quatre Bras 1815. 1/72 Scale. Chris Dodson

Gemioncourt Farm. Battle of Quatre Bras 1815. 1/72 Scale. Chris Dodson

Gemioncourt Farm. Battle of Quatre Bras 1815. 1/72 Scale. Chris Dodson

Gemioncourt Farm. Battle of Quatre Bras 1815. 1/72 Scale. Chris Dodson

Gemioncourt Farm. Battle of Quatre Bras 1815. 1/72 Scale. Chris Dodson

Gemioncourt Farm. Battle of Quatre Bras 1815. 1/72 Scale. Chris Dodson

Quatre Bras Farm

As the name suggests this was in the hamlet of Quatre Bras right on the cross-roads. Recently demolished.

Quatre Bras Farm. Battle of Quatre Bras 1815. 1/72 Scale. Chris Dodson

 Quatre Bras Farm. Battle of Quatre Bras 1815. 1/72 Scale. Chris Dodson

Piraumont Farm

Piraumont Farm. Battle of Quatre Bras 1815. 1/72 Scale. Chris Dodson

Piraumont Farm. Battle of Quatre Bras 1815. 1/72 Scale. Chris Dodson

Laraille Farm

Laraille. Battle of Quatre Bras 1815. 1/72 Scale. Chris Dodson

Laraille Farm. Battle of Quatre Bras 1815. 1/72 Scale. Chris Dodson

Thyle Hamlet

Thyle Hamlet. Battle of Quatre Bras 1815. 1/72 Scale. Chris Dodson

Thyle Hamlet. Battle of Quatre Bras 1815. 1/72 Scale. Chris Dodson

Thyle Mill

Thyle Mill. Battle of Quatre Bras 1815. 1/72 Scale. Chris Dodson

Thyle Mill. Battle of Quatre Bras 1815. 1/72 Scale. Chris Dodson

La Bergerie

La Bergerie Farm. Battle of Quatre Bras 1815. 1/72 Scale. Chris Dodson

La Bergerie Farm. Battle of Quatre Bras 1815. 1/72 Scale. Chris Dodson

Les Trois Bras Inn

La Bergerie Farm. Battle of Quatre Bras 1815. 1/72 Scale. Chris Dodson

La Bergerie Farm. Battle of Quatre Bras 1815. 1/72 Scale. Chris Dodson

 La Baraque Farm

La Baraque. Battle of Quatre Bras 1815. 1/72 Scale. Chris Dodson

La Baraque. Battle of Quatre Bras 1815. 1/72 Scale. Chris Dodson

Brick Barn

Brick Barn. Battle of Quatre Bras 1815. 1/72 Scale. Chris Dodson

Brick Barn. Battle of Quatre Bras 1815. 1/72 Scale. Chris Dodson

Grand Pierpont Farm

If you have already read my Ligny blog post you'll know that I made this from stand alone buildings Chris had done for Ligny.

It still remains today and is now a golf club. Located towards the far south-western corner of the Quatre Bras battlefield.

Grand Pierpont Farm. Battle of Quatre Bras. 1/72 Scale.

Grand Pierpont Farm. Battle of Quatre Bras 1815. 1/72 Scale

Grand Pierpont Farm. Battle of Quatre Bras 1815. 1/72 Scale
Grand Pierpont Farm. Battle of Quatre Bras 1815. 1/72 Scale

To see more 1/72 scale Waterloo Campaign buildings see here: Nap Buildings

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