History Awesome / Sharpe

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.
17th Feb '13 4:39:13 PM ThePhoenxiKing
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** And afterwords, when Wellesley unleashes the tactical nuke equivalent of a ShutUpHannibal to the cowardly Sir Henry Simmerson.

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** And afterwords, Earlier on the story, when Wellesley unleashes the tactical nuke equivalent of a ShutUpHannibal to the cowardly Sir Henry Simmerson.



* Sharpe's successful [[StormingTheCastle storming of the breach at Badajoz]] at the climax of ''Sharpe's Company'', an act badass enough to secure his promotion to Captain, and fuelled by a combination of pride, [[AlwaysSaveTheGirl his love for Teresa]] [[PapaWolf and their daughter Antonia]] and UnstoppableRage. Badajoz, by the way, is a fortress that has given every other attack launched against it by the British a NoSell, and Sharpe and his fellows break it open [[HeroicResolve by sheer force of will]] [[BloodKnight and battle-madness]].

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* Sharpe's successful [[StormingTheCastle storming of the breach at Badajoz]] at the climax of ''Sharpe's Company'', an act badass enough to secure his promotion to Captain, and fuelled by a combination of pride, [[AlwaysSaveTheGirl his love for Teresa]] [[PapaWolf and their daughter Antonia]] and UnstoppableRage. Badajoz, by the way, is a fortress that has given withstood every other attack launched against it by the British a NoSell, have launched at it, and Sharpe and his fellows break it open [[HeroicResolve by sheer force of will]] [[BloodKnight and battle-madness]].battle-madness]].
* FriendlySniper Hagman proves just how dangerous the Baker Rifle is in ''Sharpe's Havoc'' when he snipes a French gunner at nearly ''800 yards''. [[TruthinTelevision Based on real life to boot!]]
* 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.
-->''"One moment there was a boarding party, the next [[LudicrousGibs there was a butcher's yard.]] The fallen yard and sail were drenched with blood, but the Frenchmen had disappeared, snatched into oblivion by the storm of metal."''
10th Jan '13 12:52:53 PM barretxiii
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** And afterwords, when Wellesley unleashes the tactical nuke equivalent of a ShutUpHannibal to the cowardly Sir Henry Simmerson.
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