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Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2017 3:24 a.m. PST

When the Corsican Ogre was beaten.

Buckeye AKA Darryl19 Mar 2017 5:17 a.m. PST

Chippewa, when General Riall shats his pants upon realizing "Those are regulars, by God"

From the Barbarians, Bears, & Beavers blog:


zoneofcontrol19 Mar 2017 5:31 a.m. PST

Other: During his retirement he hosted a cooking show on Food Network. That is when he invented:


It must be true. I saw a documentary about it on the Hystory Channel.

TKindred Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2017 6:12 a.m. PST

How much better a world would we have inherited, had napoleon remained in power, and continued to unseat the bloated and corrupt monarchies of Europe. Perhaps we would not have fought two great world wars.

skippy0001 Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2017 7:05 a.m. PST

Other: The Bridge At Lodi.

Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2017 10:00 a.m. PST

The final charge of the Guard at Waterloo seems an encapsulation of everything that is the Napoleonic wars, condensed into one final moment.

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2017 1:27 p.m. PST

The Poles at Somosierra.


Gennorm Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2017 1:29 p.m. PST

"Come on Maitland now's your time".

Gennorm Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2017 1:33 p.m. PST

How much better a world would we have inherited, had napoleon remained in power, and continued to unseat the bloated and corrupt monarchies of Europe
and replaced them with his cronies and relatives. Easy question that.

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2017 2:57 p.m. PST

Not only too many possible good choices to make an easy selection, but astonishing to see how "History's Greatest Soldier" continues to inspire such fierce passions, pro and con.

But apart from the world of gamers, who are smart enough to know about such events, I bet you couldn't find one American in 10 who could tell you anything substantial about Boney -- just cartoon imagery.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2017 7:07 p.m. PST

Lepic for me!

And, with all due respect to Gennorm, I have to agree with TKindred that having central Europe dominated by France (or perhaps a Franco-Austrian alliance; after all, Francis of Austria was Napoleon's beloved father-in-law) would have been preferable to one dominated by Prussia

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2017 4:37 a.m. PST

I'm with Buckeye. And Gennorm is exactly right. Whatever might be said of General Bonaparte, His Imperial Majesty Napoleon I, Emperor of France, King of Italy, absolute monarch with his censors, secret police and private prison for those who hadn't violated his laws but who were still annoying to His Majesty, the man who "required an income of 15,000 men a month", who couldn't go a year without annexing territory or two years without a war, was the past of Europe and not its future even in 1815.

People keep comparing a fantasy Napoleon with a real Franz Jseph.

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP20 Mar 2017 5:15 a.m. PST

Well, he could hardly have done worse than what really happened.

Personal logo John the Greater Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2017 2:57 p.m. PST

There is a wonderful statue of Agustina de Aragón in Zaragoza in a square at the end of Independencia. The folks in the City make a big deal about the siege.

Personal logo Saginaw Supporting Member of TMP22 Mar 2017 8:05 p.m. PST

"Other" – The Battle of New Orleans.

Gwydion25 Mar 2017 4:51 p.m. PST

Davout at Auerstadt

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