|"Mort de Commandant Berbegier" in 28mm from Eagles of Empire|
|The sculpt is top shelf - "Eagles of Empire"is just great, can't say enough about them|
|The poor horse!|
|Liberal use of tufts from Tajima - no wonder I run out of them so fast...|
The combination of excellent Chassepot rifles, strong defensive terrains and pretty uninspired generalship by the Prussians (matched only by the even limper senior leadership of the French high command) led to very, very high losses for the Prussians during the battle. But at the northern end of the battle line the Prussians were ultimately able to turn the French right by capturing the village of St. Privat. The Prussians managed to prepare the ground for their assault with a bombardment by something like 200 guns...the 70th would probably have been heavily exposed to this bombardment, and driven back by the subsequent Prussian assault.
|For the Emperor!!!|