Tune to MilitaryHistoryNow.com on THURSDAY at 11:30 a.m. CET to watch a live Waterloo 200 battle simulation.
The two publishers of the recently released PC title Scourge of War: Waterloo will be running a real-time, virtual reenactment of the famous Napoleonic clash to coincide with the battle’s 200th anniversary. The eight-hour simulation will be covered live on TwitchStream. MHN will host the feed.
Kicking off at 11:30 a.m. Central European Time (5:30 a.m. EDT), the minute-by-minute marathon will use the game’s expansive battle maps, detailed unit formations and immersive graphics to take viewers through the highlights of the historic engagement as they really happened. From the opening French assault on Wellington’s right at Hougomont, through the battle of Mt. St. Jean and the arrival of the Prussians to the final charge of the Imperial Guard, the Scourge of War: Waterloo reenactment will cover it all.
Iain Dickie, noted Napoleonic era expert and wargaming aficionado, will be on hand to provide voice-over colour commentary as the day’s actions unfolds.
Here’s a schedule of events for June 18. All are listed in Central European Time (CET).
- 11:30 – Initial Attack on Hougoumont (30min)
- 12:00 – Attack on Pappelotte (30min)
- 12:30 – 2nd Attack on Hougoumont (60min)
- 13:30 – Count d’Erlon’s Attack on the Allied left (60min)
- 15:00 – Attack on La Haye Sainte (30min)
- 16:00 – Battle of Mt. St. Jean (30min)
- 17:00 – Defense Against Arriving Prussians (60min)
- 18:00 – Prussian Attack on Placenoit (60min)
- 19:45 – Defence against Napoleon’s Imperial Guard (45min)
Get more information on Scourge of War: Waterloo from its official product page.