History Awesome / Sharpe

29th Jan '17 5:42:10 AM GentleMart
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::Needless to say, Harper isn't the one who ends up dying.

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::Needless ** Needless to say, Harper isn't the one who ends up dying.
27th Oct '16 9:36:06 AM GentleMart
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* In ''Sharpe's Eagle'', the [[CigarChomper cigar-chomping]] [[strike:American]] [[InsistentTerminology Virginian]] loyalist Captain Leroy is literally a walking crowning moment of awesome in his own right, but without a doubt his finest moment is when he assumes command of the South Essex at the battle of Talavera, with the line: "Boys, let's load up and do some shootin'!"
* The final battle scene in ''Sharpe's Enemy." Particularly when the [[spoiler: rocket artillery let loose all hell on the French.]] Think MacrossMissileMassacre combined with MoreDakka.

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* In ''Sharpe's Eagle'', the [[CigarChomper cigar-chomping]] [[strike:American]] [[InsistentTerminology Virginian]] loyalist Captain Leroy is literally a walking crowning moment of awesome in his own right, but without a doubt his finest moment is when he assumes command of the South Essex at the battle of Talavera, with the line: "Boys, let's load up and do some shootin'!"
* The final battle scene in ''Sharpe's Enemy." '' Particularly when the [[spoiler: rocket artillery let loose all hell on the French.]] Think MacrossMissileMassacre combined with MoreDakka.



** The [[CigarChomper cigar-chomping]] [[strike:American]] [[InsistentTerminology Virginian]] loyalist Captain Leroy is literally a walking crowning moment of awesome in his own right, but without a doubt his finest moment is when he assumes command of the South Essex at the battle of Talavera, with the line: "Boys, let's load up and do some shootin'!"



** How did Sharpe manage to capture the fortress in the first place? [[IndyPloy He weaponized]] [[FalseFlagOperation Harper's toothache.]] CrazyAwesome doesn't even begin to cover it.

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** How did Sharpe manage to capture the fortress in the first place? [[IndyPloy He weaponized]] [[FalseFlagOperation Harper's toothache.]] CrazyAwesome doesn't even begin to cover it.it.
* The entire sequence with Colonel [=McCandless=] in ''Sharpe's Tiger'', when he uses his claymore that was carried for Charles Stuart at Culloden.
* Sharpe walking away after the flogging, an astonishing feat given the damage received.
* Sharpe bluffing his way through the Tipoo's "initiation", especially when he realizes that the rifle won't fire.
* Sharpe and Lawford blowing the mine at the end of ''Sharpe's Tiger''. Notably an example for Lawford - while Sharpe goes to kill and rob the Tipoo Sultan, Lawford goes to defend a brothel from rapey redcoats.
* Sharpe's field promotion in ''Sharpe's Triumph''. After years of third-hand accounts, that scene did ''not'' disappoint.
* Sharpe ripping his way through the Gawilghur fortress, especially when he and the Highlanders storm the ramparts, and he kills Dodd.
* Sharpe taking command of his old South Essex regiment one last time at Waterloo, and driving back the Imperial Guard at a critical moment.
* Achmed's HeroicSacrifice.
7th Mar '16 11:55:01 AM Kate
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* Also in ''Sharpe's Company'': Harry Price, for once stone cold sober and straight-backed, singing a beautiful rendition of "Heart of Oak" as the troops march past him.
9th Aug '15 5:30:52 AM Emmettmcglynn
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** It's even more bad-ass in the book, as the battle takes place over several days, and Sharpe's forces (about a full battalion, including the Rocket Troop) face off against a ''division-strength'' French army, including an artillery regiment and at least a dozen French infantry battalions. Sharpe ends up winning, mostly through the [[TheStrategist effective use of the terrain and his forces]], and [[CombatPragmatist being a cheating son of a bitch.]]

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** It's even more bad-ass in the book, as the battle takes place over several days, and Sharpe's forces (about a full battalion, including the Rocket Troop) face off against a ''division-strength'' French army, including an artillery regiment and at least a dozen French infantry battalions. Sharpe ends up winning, mostly party through the [[TheStrategist effective use of the terrain and his forces]], and but mostly by [[CombatPragmatist being a cheating son of a bitch.]]
23rd Apr '15 7:38:58 AM Divra
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* In ''Sharpe's Eagle'', the cigar-chomping [[strike:American]] [[InsistentTerminology Virginian]] loyalist Captain Leroy is literally a walking crowning moment of awesome in his own right, but without a doubt his finest moment is when he assumes command of the South Essex at the battle of Talavera, with the line: "Boys, let's load up and do some shootin'!"

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* In ''Sharpe's Eagle'', the cigar-chomping [[CigarChomper cigar-chomping]] [[strike:American]] [[InsistentTerminology Virginian]] loyalist Captain Leroy is literally a walking crowning moment of awesome in his own right, but without a doubt his finest moment is when he assumes command of the South Essex at the battle of Talavera, with the line: "Boys, let's load up and do some shootin'!"
19th Jul '13 8:50:03 PM Sagramor9
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** How did Sharpe manage to capture the fortress in the first place? [[IndyPloy He weaponized]] [[FalseFlagOperation Harper's toothache.]] CrazyAwesome doesn't even begin to cover it.
14th May '13 6:13:32 AM Ciara13
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* In the TV version of ''Sharpe's Siege'': Thanks to a plot of Ducos, Sharpe and co have hold off an attack from the French in a fortress with its doors blown off and very little ammunition to fire their guns. Needless to say they triumph, then rush back to confront the former commanding officer Colonel Bampfylde, who was admittedly tricked by Ducos but still abandoned the wounded and left them all to die. Captain Neil Palmer, one of the aforementioned wounded, bursts in during the midst of Bampfylde giving the 'good news' to Wellington, concisely summarizes what actually happened, and then:

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* In the TV version of ''Sharpe's Siege'': Thanks to a plot of Ducos, Sharpe and co have to hold off an attack from the French in a fortress with its doors blown off and very little ammunition to fire their guns. Needless to say they triumph, then rush back to confront the former commanding officer Colonel Bampfylde, who was admittedly tricked by Ducos but still abandoned the wounded and left them all to die. Captain Neil Palmer, one of the aforementioned wounded, bursts in during the midst of Bampfylde giving the 'good news' to Wellington, concisely summarizes what actually happened, and then:
14th May '13 6:13:21 AM Ciara13
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* ''Sharpe's Siege'': Thanks to a plot of Ducos, Sharpe and co have hold off an attack from the French in a fortress with its doors blown off and very little ammunition to fire their guns. Needless to say they triumph, then rush back to confront the former commanding officer Colonel Bampfylde, who was admittedly tricked by Ducos but still abandoned the wounded and left them all to die. Captain Neil Palmer, one of the aforementioned wounded, bursts in during the midst of Bampfylde giving the 'good news' to Wellington, concisely summarizes what actually happened, and then:

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* In the TV version of ''Sharpe's Siege'': Thanks to a plot of Ducos, Sharpe and co have hold off an attack from the French in a fortress with its doors blown off and very little ammunition to fire their guns. Needless to say they triumph, then rush back to confront the former commanding officer Colonel Bampfylde, who was admittedly tricked by Ducos but still abandoned the wounded and left them all to die. Captain Neil Palmer, one of the aforementioned wounded, bursts in during the midst of Bampfylde giving the 'good news' to Wellington, concisely summarizes what actually happened, and then:
14th May '13 4:41:04 AM Ciara13
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* ''Sharpe's Siege'': Thanks to a plot of Ducos, Sharpe and co have hold off an attack from the French in a fortress with its doors blown off and very little ammunition to fire their guns. Needless to say they triumph, then rush back to confront the former commanding officer Colonel Bampfylde, who was admittedly tricked by Ducos but still abandoned the wounded and left them all to die. Captain Neil Palmer, one of the aforementioned wounded, bursts in during the midst of Bampfylde giving the 'good news' to Wellington, concisely summarizes what actually happened, and then:
--> '''Wellington:''' Is that all, captain Palmer?
--> '''Palmer:''' Ah, almost all, sir. (Proceeds to kick Bampfylde squarely between the legs in a truly ''magnificent'' GroinAttack, near doubling him over in pain.)
25th Feb '13 9:14:13 AM Magestad
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* The third act of ''Sharpe's Waterloo'' is one giant Crowning Moment of Awesome, with Cornwell's depiction of [[UltimateShowdownofUltimateDestiny the Battle of Trafalgar]] one of his best battles yet, but [[ScaryBlackMan Clouter's]] [[CriticalExistenceFailure utter annihilation of a French boarding party]] attempting to seize ''HMS Victory'' using a cannonade is a definite standout.

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* The third act of ''Sharpe's Waterloo'' Trafalgar'' is one giant Crowning Moment of Awesome, with Cornwell's depiction of [[UltimateShowdownofUltimateDestiny the Battle of Trafalgar]] one of his best battles yet, but [[ScaryBlackMan Clouter's]] [[CriticalExistenceFailure utter annihilation of a French boarding party]] attempting to seize ''HMS Victory'' using a cannonade is a definite standout.
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