Lieutenant General Sir 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
- 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