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glimmerrat

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Re: Full plate ideas
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2012, 12:57:21 AM »
Excuse me, good sir, I believe you are forgetting one Napoleon Boneparte.

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Re: Full plate ideas
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2012, 12:58:45 AM »
One man does not an army make. Most of the soldiers in Napoleon's army were pure blooded French. Plus, Corsica is a French territory, so that argument is invalid  :P.

In addition to Waterloo, Trafalgar, and the Spanish campaign, Napoleon led the French army to one of the most catastrophic defeats in their history - leading half a million men into Russia kitted out for a summer campaign alone, and bringing home only 10,000, as depicted here:

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Whatever his successes, his ambition ultimately led to his own destruction.  (Like other emperors before him, his overconfidence was his weakness ;).)
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Re: Full plate ideas
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2012, 01:05:13 AM »
Not to mention the Luisiana Purchase and putting his idiot relative in charge of Mexico.
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Re: Full plate ideas
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2012, 01:07:53 AM »
Not to mention the Luisiana Purchase and putting his idiot relative in charge of Mexico.

Monarchy or Republic, nepotism always seems to be an issue in France, and my first (serious) GF was French...  :-\
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Re: Full plate ideas
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2012, 08:34:06 AM »
The point wasn't that he was eventually defeated, which he obviously was, just that the French Military went uphill from Agincourt, at least for a little while.
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Re: Full plate ideas
« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2012, 10:24:43 AM »
even the Cleavland browns have been known to win a game or two.
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Re: Full plate ideas
« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2012, 10:53:23 AM »
A broken clock is still correct twice a day.  ;D

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Re: Full plate ideas
« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2012, 01:55:06 PM »
A broken clock is still correct twice a day.  ;D
Unless it's a 24 hour clock, then it's only right once a day.

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Re: Full plate ideas
« Reply #23 on: February 10, 2012, 02:29:37 PM »
most analog 24 hour clocks still only have 12 hour places, and each place represents 2 different hours, 1 and 13, 2 and 14.....
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Re: Full plate ideas
« Reply #24 on: February 14, 2012, 02:27:46 AM »
Excuse me, good sir, I believe you are forgetting one Napoleon Boneparte.

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Napoleon nearly won Waterloo; Wellington himself called it a near thing. Were it not for some chance alignments, including the timely arrival of the Prussians, Napoloeon would have crushed his opposition before they even formed.

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Re: Full plate ideas
« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2012, 02:45:19 AM »
Napoleon nearly won Waterloo; Wellington himself called it a near thing.

Doesn't matter if you lose by an inch or a mile. He still lost.  ;)
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Re: Full plate ideas
« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2012, 05:57:53 AM »
Doesn't matter if you lose by an inch or a mile. He still lost.  ;)

And Napoleon lost badly at that, taking roughly double the casualties of his opponent (48,000:24,000 according to Wikipedia), despite having nearly double the artillery, many times the cavalry, and above all seasoned veterans on his side against a motley mixture of largely inexperienced troops on Wellington's (who, perhaps a little self-servingly described his own forces as "an infamous army, very weak and ill-equipped, and a very inexperienced Staff").

But all this is besides the point - back to armour options.  What do you reckon to the (ab)use of riding mechanics to represent very special armour in this thread?