Waterloo in Real-Time – MHN to Stream Virtual Reenactment of Famous Battle Online

Scourge of War: Waterloo was released on June 9. The game is available in DVD or as a download.

Scourge of War: Waterloo was released on June 9. The game is available in DVD or as a download.

Tune to MilitaryHistoryNow.com on THURSDAY at 11:30 a.m. CET to watch a live Waterloo 200 battle simulation. 



CAN’T MAKE IT to next week’s Waterloo bicentennial reenactment in Belgium? Well, indie developers Matrix Games and The Slitherine Group have you covered.

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.

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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.

MilitaryHistoryNow.com will carry the battle live as it happens. Watch for updates on Twitter @MilHistNow or keep watching MilitaryHistoryNow.com for more details.

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.


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