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Moose12

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#1 9 years ago

Incase anybody was interested. Wikipedia is a good place to start for this forgotten war.

Peninsular War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

God the spanish Guerillas really got pushed back far. Sure they held Napolean and kept him from taking all of spain, but jeez, how embarassing. Lobo, I sure hope you didn't have any ancestors involved in that!




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#2 9 years ago
God the spanish Guerillas really got pushed back far. Sure they held Napolean and kept him from taking all of spain, but jeez, how embarassing. Lobo, I sure hope you didn't have any ancestors involved in that!

How is that embarassing? The guerrillas harried the French supply lines and garrisons left, right, and center, to the extent that the French had to keep a large majority of their forces just protecting what they had gained. It was bloody effective, the French were frightened to go anywhere without an armed escort, in case of ambush by the partisans. Sure, the Spanish and Portuguese armies got completely smashed by the French, but that had already happened throughout the rest of Europe, and by that time, I think only Britain were still actively engaged in meaningful hostilities against the French. Everyone else had been defeated or surrendered.




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#3 9 years ago

Well go read jummys thread first




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#4 9 years ago

Yes, I have read it.

If you posted that just to give Lobo something to do...

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#5 9 years ago

Daaaaaaamn!!!! Those Frenchies got ROMANCED!!!




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#6 9 years ago

I think the best part is when the Spanish got killed by the French.




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#7 9 years ago

Oui Oui. The Spanish are all like "No me matas!" and the french are like "Die you Anarchist dog!"




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#8 9 years ago

Let's not forget Wellington's part in all this, chaps. Without 8000 regular soldiers having the odd pitched battle here and there the Guerrillas would've had a much harder time holding down 120,000 Frenchmen who I'm sure would have loved to have been marching east then rapidly west again from Russia.




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#9 9 years ago

Despite this is a bait...

My heart is divided, guerrillas were cool and stuff, a hopeless fight against the evil empire and bim bada boom, but in the other hand the frenchies of that age were advanced chaps, and not torquemada's fanboys like the spaniard kings and country powers.

In 1812 the resistance government wrote a Constitution, and the stupid spaniard King (he did nothing to win the war, it was the people), the first thing he did when he got the power again, was to abolish such Constitution. There was a very famous sentence of that age, said by the people: "Hail the chains", the morons were happy because an absolutist king destroyed their first creation of freedom...stupid country.




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#10 9 years ago

I love you guys.