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    pajomife's Avatar Protector Domesticus
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    Default What color is the white horse of Napoleon .

    "Literally thousands of biographies of Napoleon have been written. It is said that Napoleon is among the top three subjects for biographies (the others being Lincoln and Lenin). Jill Hamilton has written a brief biography of Napoleon that gives special emphasis to the story of Napoleon's horses, especially the Emperor's most famous steed. The book is really Hamilton's search for the historical reality behind the myth of a horse named Marengo.
    Tom Holmberg

    The rest of the article may be found here:
    http://www.napoleon-series.org/revie..._hamilton.html

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    ... are you writing a book or posting on a forum? =p
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    Default Re: What color is the white horse of Napoleon .

    Very interesting, thanks for sharing.

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    hehe, reminds me to this scene:


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    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 
    Hey you mean this?

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    Default Re: What color is the white horse of Napoleon .

    I don't care what colour his horse is, as long as it's a decent game.
    Bitter is the wind tonight,
    it stirs up the white-waved sea.
    I do not fear the coursing of the Irish sea
    by the fierce warriors of Lothlind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinarius View Post
    hehe, reminds me to this scene:


    I don't get it...isn't that from Russian movie War and Peace?
    Еврейская гостиница в маленьком местечке. Шесть утра. Хозяин будит
    спящего гостя:
    - Извините, что так рано, но купец из соседнего номера хочет позавтра-
    кать.
    - А я-то тут при чем?
    - А вы спите на нашей единственной скатерти.

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    Well, somehow I don't think 10-18 horses will be dying under Napoleon in N:TW, based on E:TW horse:rider death ratio.

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    Default Re: What color is the white horse of Napoleon .

    This is the mini-series for French television co-production internationnale "Napoleon", with Christian Clavier in the character of the Emperor.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0253839/

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    The most casual research would have Napoleon astride a grey Arabian as his signature mount......so......is this an indication of CA's professionalism / care re. detail .......or are they playing with our minds.........?

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    I always loved this painting of Napoleon`s horse. James Ward, Marengo,1824.

    "The English painter could not have given a more apt or dramatic depiction of Napoleon`s fall from power than in this psychological image of his tragic fate. Marengo was Napoleon`s horse. We see it fretting to and fro, trembling on the brink, as it looks out over the sea for its lost rider. The animal`s emotional state mirrors the catastrophic events. Lonely, riderless, and unsaddled, the stallion`s fear is visible in its, the restless unease expressed in every muscle of its body. The distant horizon present under the darkening evening sky, into which the former world conquerer has had to flee, leaving his faithful steed behind, is the metaphor in the painting for the historic event."

    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 
    TAOISM - **** happens.
    HARE KRISHNA - **** happens rama rama ding ding.
    HINDUISM - This **** happened before.
    ISLAM - If **** happens take a hostage.
    BUDDHISM - When **** happens, is it really ****?
    ADVENTIST - **** happens on Saturdays.
    PROTESTANTISM - **** won't happen if I work harder.
    CATHOLICISM - If **** happens, I deserve it.
    ORTHODOX - Happening of a **** was a conspiracy
    JUDAISM - Why does this **** always happen to ME?
    RASTAFARIANISM - Let's smoke this ****

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    Default Re: What color is the white horse of Napoleon .

    white is a shade not a colour..lol
    But a white horse would fit with his image of emperor of the new (wannabe) roman empire.

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    Default Re: What color is the white horse of Napoleon .

    yes you beat me to it geordie warlord!

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