La Haye Sainte farm is located on the Brussels-Charleroi road and it has changed very little since it played an important part in the Battle of Waterloo on 18 June 1815. The farm served as an outpost in the center of the Allied line, it was garrisoned by the 2nd Light Battalion King's German Legion commanded by Major Baring. The unit was supported by the 1st Light Battalion KGL and the light company of the 5th Line Battalion KGL. Major Baring and his men held La Haye Sainte until 18.00 hours when the ammunition ran out and the survivors had to be withdrawn in the face of overwhelming enemy forces. The area around La Haye Sainte was the scene of intense fighting throughout the Battle of Waterloo, and there are many interesting scenarios which may be recreated in miniature wargames.
Available Scale Model Kits
- La Haye Sainte Farm, 1:72 Heroic Decor
- La Haye Sainte Farm, 1:76 Airfix 04738
- La Haye Sainte Farm, 15 mm Pireme Publishing 22
Scale models of La Haye Sainte farm are popular with diorama builders and wargamers interested in recreating the Battle of Waterloo in miniature. If scale plans are available, the farm is fun and easy to build from scratch.