As Napoleon and Wellington gathered their forces at Waterloo, they both realised the strategic importance of the farmhouse of Le Haye Sainte, positioned at the centre front of Wellingtons line. It was to be ferociously fought for throughout the day.
Late in the afternoon of the battle, the hard pressed German defenders of the Kings German Legion within Le Haye Sainte were running low on ammunition. Marshal Ney ordered one more fierce assault to finally capture the farm. This time, with engineers led by the axe wielding Lieutenant Vieux spearheading the attack, the French managed to force their way through the main gate.
Savage hand to hand fighting followed as the Light Coy. 5th Battalion KGL, the green clad 2nd Light Battalion KGL and Nassau reinforcements fought desperately to hold back the determined French attack.
With no ammunition the defenders were forced to withdraw and by early evening, Le Haye Sainte was finally in French hands.
Painted as box art for Warlord Games
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