|Winston Smith ||19 Mar 2017 3:24 a.m. PST|
When the Corsican Ogre was beaten.
| Buckeye AKA Darryl ||19 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:
|zoneofcontrol||19 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 ||19 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 ||19 Mar 2017 7:05 a.m. PST|
Other: The Bridge At Lodi.
| Weasel ||19 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.
| Florida Tory ||19 Mar 2017 1:27 p.m. PST|
The Poles at Somosierra.
|Gennorm||19 Mar 2017 1:29 p.m. PST|
"Come on Maitland now's your time".
|Gennorm||19 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.
| piper909 ||19 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 ||19 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 ||20 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 ||20 Mar 2017 5:15 a.m. PST|
Well, he could hardly have done worse than what really happened.
| John the Greater ||20 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.
| Saginaw ||22 Mar 2017 8:05 p.m. PST|
"Other" – The Battle of New Orleans.
|Gwydion||25 Mar 2017 4:51 p.m. PST|