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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2017 8:21 p.m. PST

""Pauvres Bâtards" 28mm Victrix Napoleonic French, Multi-Part Plastic with some conversions. (Paint Style ~ Preferred Style) Reference Theme is to the Failed Invasion and inevitable Retreat from Russia by the French Forces Under Napoleon. "Winter is Coming" …"


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Chokidar Inactive Member17 Nov 2017 1:56 a.m. PST

I always wonder why people who do not really master a foreign language insist so much in using one for titles, captions etc. Not incorrect perhaps – but you just would not say it…merely a literal translation that adds nothing but a sad pretension…

rob polymathsw17 Nov 2017 7:30 a.m. PST

I love the atmospheric painting, it really captures something…

In regards to the above comment, I agree, but with a smile. It's great to see more History represented on CMON. :)

Pan Marek Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2017 9:19 a.m. PST

+1 to Rob.

Chokidar- If you know the correct French for the same
phrase, perhaps you can provide it?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2017 9:50 a.m. PST

Happy you like them boys!. (smile)


Marc at work21 Nov 2017 6:30 a.m. PST

I ilke the figures, and +1 to seeing historical minis on CMON

archiduque Supporting Member of TMP27 Nov 2017 5:37 a.m. PST

Fantastic work!

britishbulldog08 Jan 2018 7:06 a.m. PST

I am impressed with this from Tango 01. It captues the atmosphere and desolation of the retreat from Moscow. It would be nice to see a whole Battallion painted this way.
Truly magnifique!


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP08 Jan 2018 7:58 a.m. PST

By this stage that probably is the whole battalion……….

Franck10 Jan 2018 9:06 a.m. PST

Chokidar +1

Pan Marek :
'Bastard' is what we call in French 'un faux-ami'. It means the same word but a different meaning.

I guess 'poor bastards' shouldn't be translated 'pauvres bâtards' but 'pauvres gars' or 'pauvres hères' instead.

The original 'bâtard' term ('bastard' in ancient French) designed an illegitimate child.
In modern French, 'bâtard' is more like 'son of …'

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2018 1:15 p.m. PST

I thought it was a loaf of bread……..

Greystreak10 Jan 2018 7:20 p.m. PST

Liam, your French girlfriends were lying. *;-)*

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