|Another Leipzig painting by Knotel. Title - what am I an art historian?|
Another early influence on me was the Airfix box art of those days which so romantically portrayed the battles of this era. All my mates at school would collect these for Waterloo, so of course doing Leipzig one Founder's Day seemed like daring rebellion...Hey! It was an all boys boarding school for heaven's sake! Happy days though at the old school:
|Dulwich College. Tuesday lunchtimes were pickup games in the Rotunda, but every Founder's Day we'd go Large!|
Whats not to like - the battle of the Nations, with French, Poles and Saxons fighting against Prussians, Russians and Austro-Hungarians.
|Black Powder rules have facilitated mega games in the 'Grand Manner'!|
But even this is quite a stretch - I can't really ask for much more than a 12' table, so we have to focus in a little more:
So taking the area of the Green rectangle as, roughly, a 12' x 6' table, this seems much more doable. Austrians on the left, Prussians in the centre, Russians coming down the right hand side of the table. The French Imperial Guard off table at the start....Still quite a spectacle, Peter won't be disappointed!