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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian10 Mar 2017 8:29 p.m. PST

Things we can be sure that Napoleon never said.

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2017 8:38 p.m. PST

Play ball!

Jim Selzer10 Mar 2017 8:47 p.m. PST

let them eat cake
Engage
Beam me up Scotty

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Mar 2017 8:48 p.m. PST

Get thar fustest with the mostest.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2017 8:51 p.m. PST

Who's your Daddy, Wellington!

Personal logo Mserafin Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2017 8:57 p.m. PST

I'm wrong!

Buck21510 Mar 2017 9:01 p.m. PST

Game over, man! Game over!

KSmyth10 Mar 2017 9:12 p.m. PST

Can i re-roll that, I think it's cocked.

Personal logo The Beast Rampant Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2017 9:22 p.m. PST

Can you spot me til next week? I'm a little short.

Personal logo War Panda Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2017 9:34 p.m. PST

Whenever someone tastes this delicious puff pastry cake I will be remembered.

Dan Beattie Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2017 9:37 p.m. PST

"Let's make France great again." (June 1812)

"I wish I had more than one Marshal Ney." (June 1815)

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian11 Mar 2017 12:21 a.m. PST

"The Guard should really get a +2."

"This Waterloo scenario is tough! What's the difficulty level?"

"I really should trademark that hand-in-the-coat thing."

Andrew Preziosi Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse11 Mar 2017 2:31 a.m. PST

"Le Poope de Due Due"

HairiYetie11 Mar 2017 4:07 a.m. PST

"I'll build a wall …"

"More tea, Arthur … ?"

"If I only had just one panzer division … "

"Oooh I love that wonderful moustache of yours grenadier sergeant major … what are you doing tonight?

"Getafix … magic potion … quick! "

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2017 4:43 a.m. PST

I have not had sexual relations with that cannon, miss boomy.

I hope they don't find out I'm really mr Henry Smith from Yorkshire…

You know I've always liked that Blucher guy, can't wait to pet his elephant.

cavcrazy11 Mar 2017 5:08 a.m. PST

Trust me, vacationing in Russia during the winter is magical!

vtsaogames In the TMP Dawghouse11 Mar 2017 5:59 a.m. PST

The British get +1 too?

Dynaman878911 Mar 2017 7:11 a.m. PST

"Saint Helena is really quite lovely once you get used to it"

Edwulf11 Mar 2017 7:21 a.m. PST

"Waterloo… really all my fault. sorry"

"Well as long as no Swedish singers make a catchy tune out of it I'm sure this defeat will be confined to history!"

"Vote for Pedro"

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Mar 2017 7:26 a.m. PST

My eyes are up here.

Bad Painter11 Mar 2017 7:42 a.m. PST

"I'll have the Beef Wellington".

138SquadronRAF Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2017 7:43 a.m. PST

"We're going to build a wall around the British Isle and make the English pay for it." Oh wait, that what the Continental system was…..

"The Bulletins are true! Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, fake news.Total losers."

Jeigheff Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2017 8:38 a.m. PST

"You can keep your nine-company battalion organization if you want to."

Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Mar 2017 9:40 a.m. PST

"If you like your country, you can keep your country!"

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2017 10:25 a.m. PST

I should be modest.

bc1745 Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2017 10:41 a.m. PST

Is this a bricole I see before me…..its handle towards my hand…..

Come on Josaphine ……. jump on lass!!

Russia…..I come in peace……

The continental system robs us of so much good English food exports…

What riflem……..

Tango0111 Mar 2017 11:16 a.m. PST

That General is better than me…


Amicalement
Armand

14Bore11 Mar 2017 1:40 p.m. PST

Constant how do you get this phone app work?

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2017 2:03 p.m. PST

See my blog for why we're invading Russia.
#tyrannicaltsar

langobard Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2017 4:45 p.m. PST

I should have stayed in Egypt, then I could have invaded Russia via Turkey.

Who wants to go to Spain when you've already been to Egypt?

My brothers are all great generals and administrators that I can trust without question.

zoneofcontrol11 Mar 2017 5:49 p.m. PST

"Here comes Arthur with his wicker basket of deplorables."

"Invasions have consequences."

"Who the heck built this wall around Hougoumont?!?"

Swab Jockey11 Mar 2017 8:22 p.m. PST

Josephine, did you know that they make teeth whitening products?

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2017 9:59 p.m. PST

"You never miss your Waterloo until your Wellington runs dry."

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2017 10:00 p.m. PST

"Able was I ere I saw Elba"?

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2017 4:11 a.m. PST

No no no! Those horses are much too big, my horse grenadiers should be mounted on donkeys!

Mister Tibbles12 Mar 2017 7:23 a.m. PST

No, I am your father.

I have a bad feeling about this.

Who's scruffy looking?

It is all proceeding as I have forseen.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2017 7:49 a.m. PST

Two hundred years from now who will be interested in me and my achievements? I will be forgotten and no-one will post anything on the internet (whatever that is going to be) about my campaigns.

I will be a type of brandy and that will be it…….

dibble12 Mar 2017 8:33 a.m. PST

"One day son this will all be yours"

"Pass me the bismuth, my ulcer's playing up"

"Do me a favour Josephine! Take a bath!"

"How do I look in my Midshipman's uniform?"

"What's with all these subtitles? And why am I in black and white?"

Supercilius Maximus12 Mar 2017 9:04 a.m. PST

If my mother could write a civil letter, I'd be something important in the Royal Navy by now.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2017 9:40 a.m. PST

what Laplace? You can make something called an atom bomb? Now what possible use could I have of that.

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2017 11:53 a.m. PST

"I'd like fries with that"

Personal logo Patrick R Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2017 12:15 p.m. PST

"A whiff of grapeshot" I've not been able to track down a single French quote that comes even near, it's one of Napoleon's most famous quotes everyone in the English-speaking world knows, but has no equivalent in French. Made up by a writer in the mid-19th century apparently.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2017 12:44 p.m. PST

It's a very suspect quote, given Napoleon being a trained artillery officer, he would not have said grapeshot, but either "a whiff of light canister" or a whiff of heavy canister.

Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2017 1:49 p.m. PST

"Wellington is a pretty cool guy"

"I really admire Prussian cooking"

"I think the Russians should build less roads"

"Definitely move your army to intercept the Prussians and strike the English in their flank, rather than chasing off to Wavre"

Dynaman878912 Mar 2017 2:19 p.m. PST

Bill and Ted rock!

walkabout Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2017 2:26 p.m. PST

We're going to need more men.

14Bore12 Mar 2017 4:22 p.m. PST

Are we there yet?

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2017 5:25 p.m. PST

"Why not invade Russia – what's the worst that could happen?"

"Conquering Spain? Piece of cake"

Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2017 10:22 p.m. PST

I've read first person accounts of infantry men calling it grape shot, but not an artillery man.

Are the terms distinct in French though?

Chouan13 Mar 2017 2:44 a.m. PST

Sadly, he wouldn't even have been a type of brandy, as that was his nephew rather than him.

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