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Personal logo 4th Cuirassier Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2020 5:45 a.m. PST

Gentlemen, come along, this is a lacklustre performance by the denizens of this board. This place just isn't the same with everyone here and nobody barred.

So here are some topics sure to get that Dawghouse trading again.

Did England win the battle of Waterloo because Napoleon attacked English lines in column?

Did England win the War of 1812 by adopting German tactics?

How many people did Napoleon murder, including slaves?

Whose was the third-best artillery system, France's or Austria's?

"Napoleon was great because he had two artillery systems and everyone else didn't." Discuss.

Over to you…

Nine pound round11 Oct 2020 5:49 a.m. PST

You will be dawghoused for that post in 5…….4……..3……..

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2020 5:50 a.m. PST

Yes..Probably…1….Austrias…exactly….

Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2020 6:07 a.m. PST

You will get in the Dawghouse for saying 'England' instead of 'Britain' let alone anything else!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2020 6:16 a.m. PST

So how short was Napoleon really?

Did the Prussians contribute anything significantly to Waterloo?

The Middle Guard climbed that ridge. Why will no-one accept that?

The Gribeauval system beat the An XI system any day surely?

how long did it take to train a French drummer then?

Gazzola11 Oct 2020 7:24 a.m. PST

Well, I never thought I'd see someone actually make a post or moan about the dawghouse being empty?

Surely that means people are actually debating and listening to other's people's points of view and opinions, rather than lowering themselves to personal abuse, such as claiming that negative facts posted must mean those doing the posting must hate their country or worship a historical character. It can't possibly be actual, fact!

So come on, these are good times! Rejoice. And I'm sure those now complaining would much prefer the civilised debates and fact sharing than the insulting, repetitive arguments that some people seemed to want to offer instead? Surely knowledge and learning is far more acceptable and agreeable than negative entertainment. Surely? LOL

John the OFM11 Oct 2020 8:41 a.m. PST

Yin's aren't trying hard enough!

Personal logo 4th Cuirassier Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2020 8:42 a.m. PST

The Middle Guard climbed that ridge towing An XI 8-pounders on the end of aurore bricoles. They attacked in the wrong place because Napoleon was too short to see over them.

The bricoles of the line were French Artillery Green, which is to say brown.

The first person to get dawghoused wins the thread.

dragon6 Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2020 8:53 a.m. PST

OK I volunteer to be doghoused but …. the Middle Guard climbed that ridge? Sorry what ridge? What battle? I am, obviously, ill educated.

d88mm194011 Oct 2020 9:11 a.m. PST

Did England win the battle of Waterloo because Napoleon attacked English lines in column?
-I agree!

Did England win the War of 1812 by adopting German tactics?
-I agree!

How many people did Napoleon murder, including slaves?
-I agree!

Whose was the third-best artillery system, France's or Austria's?
-I agree!

"Napoleon was great because he had two artillery systems and everyone else didn't."
-I agree!

I think that a more pressing debate is that floppy little French hat (bonnet de police) that could be rolled up and stored under the cartouche pouch.
When you paint your figures that have the floppy hat on, do you cut it off the pouch, or is your French soldier doomed to carry 2 floppy hats around for eternity.

A logical follow up is the Pokalem: does it also roll up and neatly tuck up under the pouch?

And a logical follow up to that question: where is his shako?

Quack, quack.

Personal logo 4th Cuirassier Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2020 9:14 a.m. PST

@ d88mm1940

How are you going to get yourself dawghoused if you keep agreeing with people? *sigh*

d88mm194011 Oct 2020 9:18 a.m. PST

Dawghouse?
Oh, I thought you said duckhouse. Didn't have my glasses on…

ferg98111 Oct 2020 9:53 a.m. PST

Here's one

Why do American's think they won the War of 1812?

15th Hussar11 Oct 2020 10:05 a.m. PST

LOL, Good one Ferg981!

John the OFM11 Oct 2020 10:40 a.m. PST

Should Robert E Lee have been tried for treason?

Nine pound round11 Oct 2020 10:48 a.m. PST

Was Jefferson a coward?

42flanker11 Oct 2020 10:53 a.m. PST

Shut up, you pathetic fool. No, not you, you idiot. You!

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2020 1:49 p.m. PST

Just for the record – Canadians have a pretty clear view of who achieved their war aims in the War of 1812 and who did not!

YankeeDoodle11 Oct 2020 1:51 p.m. PST

Maybe some peop!e don't even reach the Dawghouse but are just placed in endless limbo – the Guantanamo of TMP?

Thresher0111 Oct 2020 2:03 p.m. PST

Hmmm, a pity no one has bothered to point out that Napoleonic War tactics are just Warhammer 40K ones adopted by a time traveller, and taken back to the previous era.

Time travel tends to shrink people, due to dehydration caused by the time-dilation process, which is why Napoleon was so short.

epturner Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2020 2:25 p.m. PST

Bricoles!

Eric

dibble11 Oct 2020 3:06 p.m. PST

YankeeDoodle

Maybe some peop!e don't even reach the Dawghouse but are just placed in endless limbo the Guantanamo of TMP?

There is such a place, I was there for some months back in 2018.

Legion 411 Oct 2020 3:37 p.m. PST

Well it may have been closed down because of COVID ?

But yes the Dog House is real … I used to spend a lot of time there myself in the past.

John the OFM11 Oct 2020 6:15 p.m. PST

Hey, Legion!
I had my own furnished room! And a beer cooler behind the Raquel Welch poster.
I could have had a tunnel, but with a 3 day sentence, what's the point? It's like Merle breaking out of juvie to be sent to San Quentin.

von Schwartz11 Oct 2020 7:06 p.m. PST

BFD John, they built ME my own wing!!! (smile)

Who needs a poster if you have Raquel?

Michael Westman11 Oct 2020 7:50 p.m. PST

Did England win the battle of Waterloo because Napoleon attacked English lines in column?

No, Ireland and Scotland did.

Did England win the War of 1812 by adopting German tactics?

What did they win?

"Napoleon was great because he had two artillery systems and everyone else didn't."

At least he kept them apart on separate sides of Western Europe.

Did the Prussians contribute anything significantly to Waterloo?

Controversy.

The Middle Guard climbed that ridge. Why will no-one accept that?

People get too caught up in nomenclature.

How long did it take to train a French drummer then?

One battle.

dogtail12 Oct 2020 1:20 a.m. PST

The 1966 goal should have been declared invalid.

42flanker12 Oct 2020 1:31 a.m. PST

Just the one?

John the OFM12 Oct 2020 5:41 a.m. PST

A marching band is an adequate simulation of hoplite formation maneuvering.

Chad4712 Oct 2020 6:38 a.m. PST

Gentlemen ( and I use the term very loosely), not one of you has quoted the sources for your erudite but frankly ridiculous assertions. For shame, for shame.

Here endeth the lesson.

138SquadronRAF12 Oct 2020 6:44 a.m. PST

Over the years TMP has become tame, especially the Napoleonic Boards. We had in the day the reputation for being, um, rambunctious, especially in the days of Mad Hoffy.

Sad to say too many good people have become fed up with TMP and have left, I come more from habit than anything else. Let's face it the site is slowly dying.

Brownand12 Oct 2020 7:14 a.m. PST

I agree, if you need a Tango1, all those "polls" or all these non wargaming related posts (eg about dawghousing) to fill pages and to generate traffic

coopman12 Oct 2020 7:55 a.m. PST

Any Napoleonic related question/topic should do it.

Legion 412 Oct 2020 8:54 a.m. PST

Hey, Legion!
I had my own furnished room! And a beer cooler behind the Raquel Welch poster.
I could have had a tunnel, but with a 3 day sentence, what's the point? It's like Merle breaking out of juvie to be sent to San Quentin.
Thanks for that information John ! Sounds like some pretty good digs ! 🤩👍👍🖖

Who needs a poster if you have Raquel?
I think that is fake news von Schwartz … 🤔

14Bore12 Oct 2020 12:25 p.m. PST

If I went and got tossed in would it make you all happy?

Glengarry512 Oct 2020 3:43 p.m. PST

What are "German tactics"?

Legion 412 Oct 2020 3:45 p.m. PST

If I went and got tossed in would it make you all happy?


It depends … what'd ya do ?

d88mm194012 Oct 2020 4:29 p.m. PST

'Got tossed' sounds British…

14Bore12 Oct 2020 5:22 p.m. PST

Nothing yet, but it's not hard to do

von Schwartz12 Oct 2020 6:04 p.m. PST

I think that is fake news von Schwartz … 🤔

A guy can dream can't he?

If I went and got tossed in would it make you all happy?

Can you play the harmonica?

Thresher0112 Oct 2020 6:52 p.m. PST

"Gentlemen ( and I use the term very loosely), not one of you has quoted the sources for your erudite but frankly ridiculous assertions".

There is no need. It is clear to most that my assertion is spot on, AND only logical.

John the OFM12 Oct 2020 7:13 p.m. PST

If I call you an omodhaun, is that a personal attack? I don't think the Editors speak Irish.
My Grandma did. It's not a compliment.

Personal logo 4th Cuirassier Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2020 3:03 a.m. PST

Wellington would have understood because he was Irish, not British.

Mike Oldfield made an album called omodhaun.
link

von Schwartz13 Oct 2020 1:14 p.m. PST

The editors may not speak Irish but apparently they do speak Scottish cuz I can't say Bleeped text without getting bleeped.

14Bore13 Oct 2020 2:40 p.m. PST

With Covid-19 can only one person at a time be incarcerated?

42flanker14 Oct 2020 7:56 a.m. PST

Wellington was not Irish. He did however speak fluent horse.

dibble14 Oct 2020 1:39 p.m. PST

42flanker

Wellington was not Irish. He did however speak fluent horse.

This especially came to the fore when facing Marshal Neigh!

:)

42flanker14 Oct 2020 1:44 p.m. PST

Of course

Murvihill15 Oct 2020 7:56 a.m. PST

Rabbit Season!

Personal logo 4th Cuirassier Supporting Member of TMP15 Oct 2020 10:54 a.m. PST

There's obviously been a massive outbreak of civility. Most disappointing.

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