When Historical Reenactment meets Video Games - Scourge of War recreates the Battle of Waterloo 200 years after through Twitch

By Nik Gaukroger 17 Jun 2015 0

Those who follow us on Twitter (and if not, why not … @Wargamerdotcom) you will have seen a few pictures of a miniatures wargame being set up on a large table all bearing a resemblance to a certain battlefield that was of some importance 200 years ago tomorrow …

Well the whole thing is probably best explained by the following press release from Slitherine which relates to the miniatures game and Scourge of War: Waterloo.

Wargamer will be brining you news and views from the event so stay tuned …



Epsom, UK - June 17, 2015.

"The whole art of war consists in getting at what is on the other side of the hill” (Duke of Wellington - British commander and statesman)


In order to properly commemorate the bicentenary anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, Matrix Games is teaming up with developer NorbSoftDev to reproduce, live, the most dramatic moments of the final great encounter between Napoleon and his opponents. This spectacle will be delivered thanks to a live Twitch stream of Scourge of War: Waterloo, with historical scenarios being played at exactly the same time as events happened in June 18, 1815.


The official schedule of the event can now be revealed (time zone is CEST):

  • 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)



So on June 18th, 11.30 (CEST) on the official Twitch channel of the Slitherine Group we will start to bring back to life Napoleon, Wellington, Blucher and the thousands of soldiers who shaped the destiny of Europe!

Additionally Iain Dickie – well-known expert on the Napoleonic era and specialist of the miniature wargames world – will accompany us all day long and share a host of historical details with the public to help us better understand the strategic and tactical aspects of the Battle of Waterloo.

Get more information on Scourge of War: Waterloo from its official product page



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