Grouchy's counterattack will bring everything in order.

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    napolean losing is the worst mistake in modern history

    if he won, europe would have finally been united

    instead if constant wars, europe would focus on scientific development and bring the march of progress to the world

    but the fricking anglos had to ruin it

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >if he won, europe would have finally been united

      Till he died, and everyone fight back, like every other empire that ever existed

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Europe would be France

      Grim.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Napoleon

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Bro, you have no idea how broke the French Empire was before they invaded Russia. Their army was just too big and eats most of their tax. Hell, the French countryside couldn't feed them, so they had to send them to other defeated countries and have them feed the army.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Frog here, your larp as a French is really poorly done. 0/10
      Also this is the correct answer

      >if he won, europe would have finally been united

      Till he died, and everyone fight back, like every other empire that ever existed

      https://i.imgur.com/9vf5vZm.jpeg

      >Wellington gets saved by Blucher
      >this is considered the greatest british victory of the past 500 years

      Lmao

      https://i.imgur.com/tr6MtOO.jpeg

      >Napoleon

      Incomparable characters in any way or form.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >globohomo, 19th century edition
      Yuck.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >if he won, europe would have finally been united
      Nationalism and division had already set in way too deep. Last chance for something approaching a united Europe was probably Charles V, and even then it was getting so divided by religion and nationalism that he was struggling to manage the shitshow of empire.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >reddit spacing
      Yep, that fits.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Those men on grey horses are terrifying
      They are the noblest cavalry in europe; and the worst led.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >sending cavalry without infantry support
        What le fuq was Ney thinking?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous
        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          He was thinking that they were retreating and that Wellington was beaten.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          what is this from

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            British recon drone during the battle of waterloo

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The movie Waterloo (1970) the full thing is on youtube. Its the movie with the highest amount of extras before cgi filled in the gaps, they hired several thousands from the active duty Soviet army since soldiers can follow group orders and formations well and managed to re-enact parts of the real battle (such as the farmhouse sieges) in full scale

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              what the frick

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Oh yeah, it was Peter Jackson levels of dedication.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        He was absolutely right about that, to be fair. British cavalry at the time had this habit of just spontenously going full YOLO at the slightest provocation, to the point where british commanders basically treated it as a one-shot weapon because they expected the tards to immediately ride to death or glory if givne the tiniest chance to do it.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I see the British based their cavalry tactics on French knights of the 100 Years War.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Eh, not quite. British napoleonic and victoria era cavalry didn't go off on their own like the french knights did during the 100 Years War. It's just that once they were ordered to charge, they'd just go completely off the chain and wouldn't fricking stop anymore and kept going no matter how much their own generals wanted them to fricking turn around and regroup already.

            Pic relevant, basically british 19th century cavalry in a nutshell.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yes and no. The issue with combat in the Penninsular War was that the relatively small armies involved and the rugged terrain meant that isolated actions were frequent, and while the British purchasing system could usually root out Simmersons by the rank of Colonel the nature of fighting meant that there was pressure being placed on subordinate officers who were both moronic and inexperienced. This meant that even though most British cavalry were thoroughly competent who did their jobs and could give as good as they got, there were a string of stupid incidents that simply did not need to happen and the Battle of Fuentes de Onoro is probably the best example. Massena’s scouts saw that Wellington’s right flank was vulnerable so he launched three infantry divisions and a cavalry division at it, which routed the 7th division in short order. But before their advance got rolling they ran straight into Black Bob Crauford’s elite Light Division with a supporting force of cavalry and light artillery who performed a text book fighting withdrawal, with the cavalry attacking or feinting to hold back the French while the infantry and artillery fell back a hundred or so yards before deploying themselves to cover the cavalry as they fell back. Despite being outnumbered 3-1 they withdrew about a mile under pressure until they reached their new positions along some high ground. A perfect maneuver, somewhat marred by a Lieutenant from the 14th Light Dragoons who spotted a French artillery battery and lead his squadron in a charge into the five hundred man cavalry brigade all around it who killed or captured them all.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >NAO SCOTS GREYS! NA-A-AOOOO!

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      [...]
      >sending cavalry without infantry support
      What le fuq was Ney thinking?

      I've got to stopped putting it off and finally watch this fricking movie.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Do it now, you will not regret it.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Wellington gets saved by Blucher
    >this is considered the greatest british victory of the past 500 years

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Wellington and Blucher perform a brilliant execution of a setpiece hammer and anvil that they had pre-planned together.
      >Seething thirdies still seething over it 200 years later.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >this is considered the greatest british victory of the past 500 years
      OH N-

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >as you can see, the French and Spanish have foolishly formed into a line to cross our T
        >therefore, we will form two lines and cross their T effectively 4 times
        This shouldn't have worked but it did. Why?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The royal navy was just that much better in it's doctrine. Nelson could divide his fleet into two before the battle and trust that when he lost reliable contact with it they would still carry out the plan reliably.
          Meanwhile that same scenario fricked the allied fleet because the captains didn't have either a plan or initiative to react when their own line was cut into 3.
          People like to simplify Trafalgar down to Nelson abandoning the single line as though it had never been done before - it had. Nobody had done it with such a large fleet, and Nelson also was taking the risk that a) the French/Spanish concave line didn't completely frick them up on the way in (they were numerically superior) and b) the relative confidence disparity made it possible for the English to maneuver in this way but not the Allies. He had good reasons to have thought this was the case, and he was correct.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Calculated gamble that Brit ships would survive long enough to cut through the Allied line, at which point all the ships downwind of the melee where functionally useless. Brits had much better officers and sailors and thus better performance in gunnery and boarding.
          Once they weathered the initial barrage on approach, they would have a much more even fight (numbers wise) where they held the comparative advantage.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Achilles
        >Achilles, france.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/4bFNANQ.png

        >Achilles
        >Achilles, france.

        >Neptune
        >Neptune (france)
        >Neptuno (spain)

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The original plan was to have Blucher get saved by Wellington, they just did it in reverse because Blucher got beaten too quickly.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've been in this position before, at the Chicken of Marengo!

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