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Adamc1776 Inactive Member11 Aug 2016 4:00 a.m. PST

For En Garde! one of my favorite swashbuckling anti-heros Captain Diego Alatrieste y Tenorio. The Figure is by Brother Vinni link


foxweasel11 Aug 2016 10:53 a.m. PST

Smart, I've never heard of this character, I'll have to look him up.

Adamc1776 Inactive Member11 Aug 2016 11:18 a.m. PST

Great set of books if you like historical fiction

boy wundyr x Inactive Member11 Aug 2016 12:53 p.m. PST

A movie too ("Alatriste"), with Viggo Mortensen, though my memory of it is that it's a pretty heavy and slow film. I still have to find the books to give them a try.

Phillius Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2016 1:47 p.m. PST

The books are a great read.

Hafen von Schlockenberg Inactive Member11 Aug 2016 2:34 p.m. PST

Only read the first--really enjoyed it,looking for the others.

It got a rave by Michael Dirda in the Washington Post,BTW.

Navy Fower Wun Seven Inactive Member12 Aug 2016 1:26 a.m. PST

French truce party rides up to the staggering, wounded, bloody but unbowed handful of survivors of Alatristes regiment, passing on the King's offer to the survivors of the gallant regiment to march off the field with colours flying and retaining their weapons with full honours of war:

"We thank the King of France for his gracious offer…
But, you see, this is a Spanish Regiment!"


Adamc1776 Inactive Member12 Aug 2016 4:49 a.m. PST

I love the film, the acting is very good and the visual aspects are stunning. The battles and swordplay are outstanding to bad they tried to merge a story line covering something like 20 years in one movie.

Eclipsing Binaries Inactive Member12 Aug 2016 5:36 a.m. PST

I agree with Adamc. A film that could easily have been a whole series of films. It looked stunning, the acting, sets and costumes were amazing… but felt it could have been much more.

Eleve de Vauban Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2016 10:11 a.m. PST

Love the figure, well done. Also, I loved the film but agree about the story line being too long.

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