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General Sir<BR>Thomas Picton
Lieutentant General Sir Thomas Picton

General Sir<BR>Thomas Picton
Lieutentant General Sir Thomas Picton

Lieutentant General Sir Thomas Picton is the most famous of the Pictons. He is especially noted as this June is the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.

"The Battle of Waterloo was really 4 Battles fought over 4 Days, 16th to 19th June 1815 [Quatre Bras, Ligny, Waterloo and a small battle early on the 19th June between a Prussian Corps and Marshal Grouchy of France]. The first 2 of these were absolutely vital to the outcome on the 18th June 1815 at Waterloo. The arrival of the Prussian troops at Waterloo from 4 pm onwards was essential to its success, and those of the British Allies, like the Dutch Belgians, Hanoverian troops, the King’s German Legion, and the Brunswickers, have tended to be forgotten except by military history buffs. Sir Thomas Picton was shaped by his family and military history to be in this key event in European history of the 19 th century.

Meanwhile you should look at the website: “The History of the Battle of Waterloo in 200 Objects”, where the story of the Battle is being revealed one object at a time per day, as we count down to the 18th June 2015, its bicentenary." - Brian Picton Swann

K E (Ken) Froeschner who has developed computer simulations professionally will bring his board game simulation, "The Last Campaign of Napoleon Bonaparte, 14 - 21 June 1815 to the WElsh Picton Reunion.

"The idea in war-gaming is to recreate in a simple playable simulation, an event in history. The premise is that if we can accurately model the things involved in an action, the environment of the action, the interactions between the things, and the interaction between the things and the environment, then we can reproduce a more or less accurate approximation of the event.

To the extent that this reproduction is accurate, we can re-experience history. We can be there, and can try it our way." - K E Froeschner


Please contact me by email: Jeanette@Martin-Froeschner.net


updated March 2015