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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 5:18 pm 
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<font color="pink">Sort of anti-climactic after all the champagne being tossed about, but for what it's worth, I just made full General. For the record, it was with a record-busting Major victory in just 7 turns, at full Waterloo. Read 'em and weep, Allied types. Come on and fight me if you haven't, and learn the meaning of pain.</font id="pink">

General Baron Barrett,
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 5:26 pm 
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Sir,

Congratulations on your promotion. Your skills on the field of Waterloo are the stuff of legend.

Cheers!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 10:28 pm 
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Congrats General Barrett of the Vth!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 1:21 am 
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Well at least it wasn't me that was responsible for that promotion. Seven turns? Tsk tsk. I managed 10 against the man.


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Well, I suppose I should chime in and drink to your good fortune. For fortune has never really smiled upon you when my horse and I are across the field. He he. But please, let me bring down a bottle of some fine red and celebrate your rise in rank -- finally. [;)]

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Congratulations General! It is a pleasure to serve in your command!

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I'm curious though, Sir...perhaps I haven't been here long enough to know the history. Why is it that the commander of the VI Corps is known as <b>"Barrett of the Vth"</b>?

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<font color="pink">Thank you august sirs for the kind words, admittedly purchased from my purse, but kind nonetheless. Ah, the 5th. Way back, when I was fresher than a new pair of diapers, [:I] barely a braid on me, and only the right to look at the feathers of my betters, (some of whom have signed in below), I was put in the Polish 5 Corps artillery. I was rather surprised by that first assignment, as I am from Canada, fairly well anglicized, and portraying something of an Irish wild goose persona. But administration is administration, what can one do except shrug in a Gallic sort of way. So I set myself up as "Barrett, of the Vth", being rather proud of my new Polish association. It also had relevance to my portrayed drinking habits, and my Beethoven-like grasp of mathematics (and physical attire). Needless to say, many years later, the administration decided I should command VI Corps, Bavarians, (to my utter delight, given the abundance of home breweries in the neighbourhood of my HQ [:p]). Sadly, when I attempted to simply change my sign-in details, I learned that they are not, it seems, a thing that can be readily changed. Being a fellow comfortable with paradoxes (and quite happy to chatter on by a warm fireplace whilst others buy me drinks), I decided being Barrett of the Vth (of the VIth) is quite acceptable, albeit confusing. [^]
Now, on to the Marshalate! If nothing else during my career, I shall not only slaughter all of Muddy's English (like last time) but his Prussians too; I know it can be done! Damned if I am going to have a British Field Marshal wink at me, by God! [:(!]</font id="pink">

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 8:54 am 
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I to must say congratulations to you sir.....

Your classes in tactics for Waterloo are most enjoyable...

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<blockquote id="quote"><font size="3" face="book antiqua" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Zettlemyer</i>
<br />I'm curious though, Sir...perhaps I haven't been here long enough to know the history. Why is it that the commander of the VI Corps is known as <b>"Barrett of the Vth"</b>?
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Well I have always explained that it was an Anglo fifth - 1/5 of a gallon better known as a bottle (750ml well actually 757ml). As in "<i>I'll observe the fire of the batteries from the crest of the Hohenberg. Captain, send my map case, my looking glass, a leg of lamb, 3 loaves of bread, and a Vth of Scotch to the ridge. And bring something for yourself."</i> 'Though I suppose it would be more appropriate to be Barrett of the Pint. (Or is that an Ohm? An Ohm = 128 Liters in Bavaria, 150 Liters in Baden.)

A Full Barrett in 7 turns? Mon Dieu.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 11:10 am 
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Congratuations!

As to the 7 turns... well...[B)]

Feldmarschall Gary McClellan
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Congrats!! It would be an honor to last 3 turns against you!! [;)][}:)][:D]

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<font color="pink">Good sir, if that's a taunt, I accept. I don't recall actually combatting a Prussian commander before. We shall probably see the English army dissipate even faster. If I read you aright, send a courier, with a bottle of French wine, or Bavarian beer, and I will commence sending the orders to the front. Three turns, eh? I fear you just might make me break a sweat, to pull off that one. [8D]</font id="pink">

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<blockquote id="quote"><font size="3" face="book antiqua" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Barrett, of the Vth</i>
<br /><font color="pink">Good sir, if that's a taunt, I accept. I don't recall actually combatting a Prussian commander before. We shall probably see the English army dissipate even faster. If I read you aright, send a courier, with a bottle of French wine, or Bavarian beer, and I will commence sending the orders to the front. Three turns, eh? I fear you just might make me break a sweat, to pull off that one. [8D]</font id="pink">

General Baron Barrett,
Comte de Brienne,
Commander, VI (Bavarian) Corps, Army of the Rhine,
and
la 1er Compagnie d'Artillerie de la Vieille Garde<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"></font id="quote">

I will make you break a sweat that is for sure!! And I bet you the British Army meets total failure in 2 turns....I accept for some apparent self deprecating reason!! [:D]

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I. Armee Korps
Heer am Niederrhein
[url="http://www.prussianarmy.com"]Preußische Armee[/url]

12-pdr Garde-Battalion
Garde-Artillerie
[url="http://scott-ludwig.com/NWC/Prussia/Garde.htm"]Preußische Armee Garde-Brigade[/url]

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