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Kuznetsov22 Oct 2022 5:30 p.m. PST

I have been watching this for the first time and I just wanted to share how much I love this scene:

Raynman Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2022 7:54 p.m. PST

I loved the Sharpe series!

Tortorella Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2022 8:15 p.m. PST

Yes, that scene is a favorite. The Sharpe villains are always true bad guys and we love seeing them get their comeuppance.

Duc de Brouilly23 Oct 2022 3:01 a.m. PST

The earlier episodes (the siege of Badajoz was the best of the lot) were much more convincing than the later ones, which often, in my opinion, descended into hokum.

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2022 3:05 a.m. PST

I always enjoyed that episode too!

14Bore23 Oct 2022 6:52 a.m. PST

For seeing all the TV shows (on line) years ago and only into 1/3 of the books the books are way better, probably as the TV shows didn't have budget a full movie would. But reading them can't help be in mind see the shows characters.

Gazzola23 Oct 2022 9:34 a.m. PST

I enjoyed the Sharpe books and the TV series but the TV version of Sharpe's Waterloo is still the worse version of that great battle I've seen, so far. Unless anyone knows of another disappointing TV/film version?

I was also disappointed with the latest Sharpe book offerings, especially Sharpe's Assassin. Incredibly boring!

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2022 6:19 p.m. PST

I stopped reading after Spain.

138SquadronRAF25 Oct 2022 10:02 a.m. PST

The trouble is the stories are so predicable. His ACW works use the same formula.

Gazzola's right, the Waterloo episode is the worse depiction of the battle I've seen.

Gazzola03 Nov 2022 4:08 p.m. PST

Just discovered that there is a new Sharpe novel on the horizon – Sharpe's Command. But it is shown as not being available until 28th September, 2023! Talk about advance publicity. LOL

Still, the publication date will give me plenty of time to get through my unread mountain of titles and it is on my to buy list.

Gazzola10 Nov 2022 10:16 a.m. PST

I think the latest novel was due out earlier than 2023 but has been delayed until next year, due to a variety of reasons, some of them due to the author's health I believe. Still, something to look forward to, if you are a Sharpe fan and nice to see the background is set during the Peninsular War and not after Waterloo.

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