75mm vignette.The 27th Regt. (Inniskilling) Waterloo - Adam McMaster

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by Grod, May 21, 2020.

  1. Grod A Fixture

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    Hello Folks

    Sculpted by Adam McMaster is this 75mm resin vignette depicting 2 x soldiers of the 27th Foot Regiment of Foot ( Inniskilling) assisting a wounded officer during the Battle of Waterloo.

    I hope to have some castings in the next few days.
    Price is £80.00
    Free shipping to UK
    Overseas shipping £8.00

    To pre order please email me only on gordonmi@hotmail.com

    Cheers
    Gordon

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  2. khollar Active Member

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    Very nice!
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  3. clrsgt A Fixture

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    Very nice set Gordon; very tempting indeed.
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  4. Cannonball A Fixture

    Great looking set of figures Gordon.

    Neal
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  5. OldTaff PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Great subject(y).....well, at least it's not the 28th or 52nd !

    Alan
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  6. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    Nice vignette. I hope this was after, not during, the battle. The Inniskillings were said to be lying in square almost dead to a man at the battle's end.

    Mike
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  7. Romariogendalf A Fixture

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  8. OldTaff PlanetFigure Supporter

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    !st.Battalion had 698 at start of Waterloo, 105 killed, 373 wounded (how badly,and how many survived injuries..doesn't say).
    I should think this is going to be a popular vignette--it certainly deserves to be.;)(y)

    Alan
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  9. MalcC A Fixture

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    Very nice.

    Malc
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  10. SerjeantWildgoose Member

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    None died of wounds, Alan. A remarkable statistic given the mortality numbers of the day.

    Wellington wrote of the Inniskillings that they saved the centre of his line at Waterloo and it is certainly the case that they had to 'stand and take it'. The commanding officer of a neighbouring battalion sent his adjutant over to the Inniskillings as they prepared to march off the field having heard that all of their officers had been killed or wounded. He offered to lend some of his officers but Major O'Hare, commanding the battalion, declined. "My sergeants", he said, "Have commanded the Regiment well through the worst of it. I think they can take it from the field." This is still commemorated today in the Royal Irish Regiment when on the morning of Waterloo Day the RSM, RQMS and a colour party report to the Officers' Mess, drink glass of port, toast the battle and march back to the Sergeants' Mess with the Colours, which are placed in their keeping for the day.

    I recently took Pte Peter McMullen's Waterloo medal to 1 R IRISH so that our soldiers could see it. McMullen was wounded in the Inniskillings' square at the crossroads. He was carried from the field by his wife, Mary. She was one of the wives on the roll and was working with the surgeon when she heard that Peter had been wounded, despite being heavily pregnant she made her way up to the field to find him. She too was wounded, but still managed to get him to the surgeons. The Duke of York on hearing of this, made his way that evening to the hospital to find the McMullens and informed Mary that he would like to be godfather to her child. Sadly there is no happy ending to this piece of tragic personal history. The child died in infancy and Peter, a linen weaver by trade, lost both of his arms due to his wounds received at Waterloo. His medal and a superb vignette of Mary carrying him from the field can be seen in our wonderful regimental museum in Enniskillen Castle.
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  11. SerjeantWildgoose Member

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    It is said that as the Army left the battlefield a senior officer of Wellington's staff had asked his ADC why the Innsikillings had not yet followed the order to march off and were still in square. His ADC replied, "The Inniskillings are killed, m'Lord."
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