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The Battle of Batavia



It was a soggy day in the Netherlands. What did you expect? The British army sighted the Batavian militia near the town of Waterloo. Wellington ordered us to take up positions near an old farmhouse at the top of a slight rise. This is the Netherlands, so it really was a SLIGHT rise. But a rise it was and it would prove very useful this day. The cavalry took up positions on the north-eastern flank.


However, the incompetent Batavia commander divided his forces; sending two regiments in one direction and another in a second direction. Wellington ordered Picton's cavalry division into action. They trapped the Batavian regiment in a courtyard and slaughtered them to the man.

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Picton's division returned to the farmhouse and took up position behind the infantry. The Batavian commander abandoned his defensive posture and decided to attack. It was a foolish mistake. As they approached, the infantry opened fire and began decimating them. Only two militia made it to the farmhouse. They struggled inside, killing two light infantry before expiring. Records indicate the loss of a single line infantry soldier, cause of death unknown.




After the battle, a lone regiment of lancers was sighted approaching the British lines. No reports exist of the encounter, but it is rumored they were decimated by several volleys of infantry fire before being trampled by a cavalry charge.

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