Sean Bean dumped all his plot armor on this man...
I say it was worth it.
Like an uplifted veil the darkness fades from my vision and the truth becomes clear and apparent to behold
I wish I could say sean bean is the reason he is so impressive. But the novels have him being just as much the super badass as the film series.
The character who's plot armour is so strong, it stripped away Sean Bean's reserves leading to the characters he portrays dieing in droves.
>>22968572Okay, what a fuck are the novels called I need to download some good fiction.
>>22968512He single handedly ravaged several nations and still found time to be pissed off at his whore wife.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEhtsgu6bJgI wonder if some player has ever been killed by cows on a cliff.
>>22968594Well Sharpes Eagle is the first novel to be written, but chronologically Sharpes Triumph is the first novel.The novels are fantastic as long as you know what you are getting in to. This is man porn. Sharpe is a super badass who is super-proficient in anything he does. His enemies are those in his ranks who are jealous of him. He generally steals their women and use them up, they generally then take his money and once he gets over them he still doesn't have 2 fucks to rub together, because there is always a higher ranking officer who has a wife ready for the plucking. This is presented with the backdrop of a historically accurate battle. Often Sharpe's actions cause victory. Where it isn't historically accurate the author explains why he took that liberty. So essentially the best possible /tg/ and /k/ escapism.
>>22968661Okay I laughed.>>22968676Not as heavy on the lady-stealing as might be implied here, but he's not too far off the mark.
>>22968770Excelent. Exactly what I am looking for right now. Thanks to all pointers, downloading first chronological novel to my cell right now.
>>22968789Fantastic. I love the series myself, and the fact he is easy to stat up in pathfinder makes it all the better.
Sounds like what everyone else thinks of Flashman.They have no idea...
A guy who lived in my flat last year used to start thinking he *was* Sharpe when he got drunk enough. Then he'd text his ex ranting about how he sold secrets to France for her or some shit.
I'd dumb my armor on him too if you know what i mean/
>>22969061Sharpe is to Ibram Gaunt as Flashman is to Ciaphas Cain, or so I've been told.>>22968676Surprisingly accurate descriptor.
Yay sean bean!
Sharp Practice is basically Sharpe's Rifles the miniature game.I could upload the .pdf in a few hours if the thread is still online by then.
Sharp's Rifles: Your mum has masturbated to it.
>fa/tg/uys who have never heard of SharpeDAMN YOUR EYES MAN! I'll have the lot of you flogged
>>22969159Young Liz Hurley... and she gets her tits out in that episode
>>22969348>>22969348GOD SAVE IRELAND!http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xa9942_elizabeth-hurley-topless_sexy#.UQ-S1fJIQXw
god damn it how the hell did I end up on /tg/
>>22968496>Sean Bean dumped all his plot armor on this man...>implying he doesn't save it all for real lifehttp://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31749_162-20071083-10391698/sean-bean-stabbed-in-london-bar-fight/
>>22969336I know that feel bro
And Duty and Honour is Sharpe: the RPGhttp://www.mediafire.com/view/?f7xs76rmi8lemlk
>>22969366Did you miss /tv/?
I remember my dad always getting the show from the library when I was little. I always fondly remembered it as being badass, but figured it was because I was young.I went back and re-watched it all recently. Even with the dated special effects, it's still better than the sort of shit they're making today, even with massive cable budgets.And still some of the best intro theme music you'll find:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWuFfRMi6zU
>>22969412>the dated special effectsThat's the only real flaw, they had to do their best with the battle scenes despite only having twelve guys, three flags and a lot of smoke.
Here's forty shillings on the drum For those who volunteer to come.To 'list and fight the foe today - Over the hills and far away.
O'er the hills and o'er the main, Through Flanders Portugal and SpainKing George commands and we obey - Over the hills and far away
>>22969487why did you post that pillock?
When duty calls me I must go, to stand and face another foeBut part of me will always stray - Over the Hills and far away.O'er the hills and o'er the main, Through Flanders Portugal and SpainKing George commands and we obey - Over the hills and far away
If I should fall to rise no more, as many comrades did beforeThen ask the fifes and drums to play - Over the hills and far awayO'er the hills and o'er the main, Through Flanders Portugal and SpainKing George commands and we obey - Over the hills and far away
Then fall in lads behind the drum!With colours blazing like the sunAlong the road to come what may - Over the hills and far awayO'er the hills and o'er the main, Through Flanders Portugal and SpainKing George commands and we obey - Over the hills and far awayOver the hills and far away.Ah, a soldiers life for thee.
>>22969336I am sorry, sir. I was born behind Iron Curtain and when I was growing up we were forced to read samizdat SF&F books typewriter copied by some guys who got their hands on translations from Poland or somewhere else. So no - I havent read or watched Sharpe yet. I am going to amend this slight, don't worry, sir.
>>22969439This mofo here! Obadiah has been the template for a few awesome NPC's in games that I have GM'd.
>>22969433You forgot a village and a castle. One of each.
>>22969609They both deserved Oscars for the amount of work they put in
>>22969647Considering I'm pretty sure there was a movie where Sharpe attacked FROM that village...back into that village half an hour later, they really had their work cut out for them.
>>22969251>>22969475>>22969482>>22969494>>22969508>>22969513It's better when sang around a campfire with a lot of drunk people. Have another song: The Rochester Recruiting SergeantA recruiting sergeant marched through the crowded streets of Rochester,Bound for the wars in the Low Country.And he sang as he marched and played upon a kettledrum,"Who'll be a soldier for Marlborough and me?"Chorus:"Who'll be a soldier,""Who'll be a soldier,""Who'll be a soldier for Marlborough and me?"And he sang as he marched through the crowded streets of Rochester,"Who'll be a soldier for Marlborough and me?"[The choruses follow this pattern with the last two lines of each verse.]For the Queen she has ordered fresh troops for the ContinentBound for the wars in the Low Country.So if you'd be a soldier, all in a scarlet uniformTake the Queen's shilling for Marlborough and me.Chorus"Not I", said the butcher, "not I", said the baker,Most of the people they would not agree,To be paid in the powder and rattle of the cannonball.Wages for soldiers for Marlborough and thee.Chorus"But I," said the young man,"have long endured the Parish dues.No more charity for the likes of me.Starvation and danger, they shall be my destiny.I'll take the Queen's shilling for Marlborough and thee."ChorusSo forty recruits marched through the crowded streets of Rochester.Bound for the wars in the Low Country.And they sang as they marched through those crowded streets of Rochester."Who'll be a soldier for Marlborough and me."Singing the "Who'll be a soldier" line, fucking shivers down the spine.
>>22968496Dumped? Son, you just went full frog. I think this is like the only role in which Sean Bean didn't die (not on camera, at least).http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sGR1-Wgo1M
>>22969717It's of a gentleman soldierAs sentry he did standHe saluted a fair maidenBy a waiving of his handSo then he boldly kissed herAnd he passed it off as a jokeHe drilled her up in the sentry boxWrapped up in a soldier's clokeAnd the drums are going a rap a tap tapAnd the fifes they loudly playFare you well polly my dearI must be going awayAll night they tossed and tumbledTill the daylight did appearThe soldier rose, put on his clothes,Saying, fare you well my dearFor the drums they are a beatingAnd the fifes they so sweetly playIf it weren't for that polly my dearWith you I'd gladly stayAnd the drums are going a rap a tap tapAnd the fifes they loudly playFare you well polly my dearI must be going awayNow come you gentleman soldier,Won't you marry me?Oh no my dearest pollySuch things can never beFor I've a wife alreadyChildren I have threeTwo wives are allowed in the armyBut one's too many for meAnd the drums are going a rap a tap tapAnd the fifes they loudly playFare you well polly my dearI must be going awayIf anyone comes a courting you,You can treat them to a glassIf anyone comes a courting you,You can say you're a country lassYou needn't ever tell them,Nor pass it off as a jokeThat you got drilled in a sentry boxWrapped up in a soldier's clokeAnd the drums are going a rap a tap tapAnd the fifes they loudly playFare you well polly my dearI must be going awayOh it's come my gentleman soldier,Why didn't you tell me so? my parents will be angyWhen this they come to know when nine months had been and goneThe poor girl she brought shameShe had a little militia boyAnd she didn't know his nameAnd the drums are going a rap a tap tapAnd the fifes they loudly playFare you well polly my dearI must be going away http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21dRPu_v1xU
>>22969238"They call her The Needle. Don't ask why."
And we sailed out of England, bound for Lisbon harbourWith bayonets a-gleaming and pride to the foreWe'd little to hope but we tried hard to cherishThe thoughts of our loved ones on England's fair shoreAnd soon we were transported through hell and its furyThrough smoke and through fire, through shot and through flameAnd at Telavera we stole Boney's EagleAnd in that short time we were heroes of SpainAnd I met with a maiden hair black as the ravenHer eyes they did glister like two diamonds brightWe spoke not a word at our very first meetingAnd I lay in her arms all that long Spanish night
>>22969761And we travelled together o'er mountain and valleyAnd she by my side through many's the fightShe tended my suffering and she salved me of pityAnd bore me a daughter for my heart's delightAnd we marched into Lisbon proud Wellington's armyThe war being over it's homeward we're boundAnd all on the quayside - the weeping and wailingFour thousand women left on that cold groundFarewell and adieu to you Spanish ladyFarewell and adieu to you ladies of SpainFor we're under orders to sail home to EnglandBut I know in some time we'll return once againAnd if ever I'm returning it's with gold in great plentyAnd if I return it's with gold in great storeI'll search far and wide for my Spanish ladyWho brought me such peace in the midst of such warFarewell and adieu to you Spanish ladyFarewell and adieu to you ladies of SpainFor we're under orders to sail home to EnglandBut I know in some time we'll return once againOnce againOnce againOnce again
>>22969743>1,000 Ways to Die
some brilliant bastard put some of the show on youtube.get educated on manliness.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaJXMHWN4bI
>>22969717Well yeah. Why do you think they used that part of the melody for the ghost's words in Waltzing Matilda?
The show had a little bit of everything for everyone.Even NTR. But at least he didn't take that shit lying down, and got a nice, down-to-earth French lass later (that he steals from his friend).
>>22969928that's one of the few parts that doesn't sit well with me. That dude did not deserve to get his romance fucking torpedoed by sharpe.
>>22969939Poor old Frederickson was just a hard-luck story, and anyway Sharpie can't help his magnetic pull. Perhaps by warped way of compensation, the later movies they made deviated from the books by killing Lucille off.
>>22969298>you will never have a companion as awesome as Harper.I love that they kept sending him into battle with this rifle.
>>22969989>dat Nock Gunhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nock_gun
Somebody archive this thread. STAT!As an old fa/tg/uy, I remember reading the novels back in college. And then creaming all over myself when I found the series at the library.
The Nock Gun was the BFG of its time
>>22969372I remember that being in a Yorkshire local paper. It's the only time something's happened in London that has ended up in it. Then again, Sean Bean is pretty much Yorkshire's spiritual liege, so if he gets stabbed we pay attention.
In every film/show where Sean Bean does not die something horrible happens to his family.In Sharpe his wife (wives?) die, and in both Silent Hill and The Dark his wife and child go through utterly crazy shite.The only expection I can think of off the top of my head is Ronin where Robert DeNiro ambushes him with a cup of coffee, calls him a fucking idiot and kicks him out the group and he is never seen again.
>>22970332I think he died in the second Silent Hill Movie
>>22970290Fun fact - Sharpe was originally written as a Londoner, hence joining the South Essex regiment. Richard E Grant was supposed to play the role on film, but he got injured on set after 7 days of filming. Sean Bean took over the role, and was so successful, Sharpe was retconned, in the books, to be a Yorkshireman who fled to London.
Is there something morbid about his agent, or does Sean generally like getting death scenes?What if he's an immortal, has tried to kill himself centuries ago but can't, and now experiences the sweet release of death vicariously through acting roles.
>>22970647He plays a lot of baddies in a lot of action films. He's going to die a lot. There are other actors in the same position I'm sure, they're just not as well known for it. How many times have guys like Billy Drago or Michael Ironside lived through a movie?
One of the things I never really liked in the book was how the author hates to make war impersonal. Sharpe always has to know the bad guy he's fighting.
>>22969222I'd appreciate this at least.
>>22968676>is a super badass who is super-proficient in anything he doesShould his name be Mary Sue then?ba dum tss
>>22971187nah, plenty of people hate him, he get's beaten the shit out of repeatedly, he can't fix everything, he gets betrayed, he loses friends all the time... he's just a typical swashbuckling action hero.
>>22970426>Richard E Grant as Sharpewut
>>22971309It's true.Someone out there has a week's worth of raw footage of it.Also, BUMPING FOR KING AND COUNTRY!
>>22971309I could see it easily. He would have been a much closer match physically for the book-Sharpe (black hair, swarthy, wiry).
>>22969222>>22971112Here it is.Also going to dump some related pictures.
They should make a novel called Beanquake... like a sequel to Shatnerquake, that book where all of William Shatner's characters come to the real world and go after the real thing. But of course it's all Sean Bean's characters and they instead have to save the world.And all of them die except Sharpe. Who winds up taking over for the real Sean Bean, who also dies.
>>22971613>dose manly sideburns
Between Sharpe and Hornblower, I sorely wish the 1800's were more prominent in Roleplaying settings today. Good times, going through all the Sharpe Audiobooks in chronological order.
>>22969196...Is he posing triumphantly over his wife/daughter's grave?
>>22971664But anon, then we'd have to suggest that muskets are heroic, and the tabletop gaming community can't have that!
>>22971666The guy in back is his childhood friend who is also his brother.And it's not really "triumphantly", they're both just sort of there.
>>22971685Sharpe's men use rifles. That's sort of why they're called Sharpe's Rifles.
>>22969196That's his mum's grave.
/tg/ has all the best literature recommendations. I learned about Flashman from you guys, and now this? I'm hella stoked.
>>22971753/tg/ can suggest lots of fun reading when /lit/ isn't here to get all pretentious, snobby, and condescending.
>>22971571Sweet. Just came across this blog btw, using that for War of the Roses (with modifications). wargamingwithsilverwhistle blogspot co uk/2013/02/war-of-roses-sharp-practice-game
>>22971876>>22971940>>22971701Those fields, that amazing quality, I think we're looking at the same blog.
>>22969091That is just awesome. Closest I know is a guy who gets steadily more upper-class as he drinks. By the time he's had a fifth of vodka, he's ranting about the "dashed bastard foreigners" despite being a second-generation Pakistani immigrant.
>>22971940>>22971956Yes, the photos are from the same guy.
>Sharpe threadMah niggas!Time to go play some M&B Napoleonic Wars as an officer of the 95th. >mfw skewering frogs with a heavy cavalry sabre
Napoleon's Campaigns in Miniature - http://www.mediafire.com/view/?6vyss2ry7yat8ykWargamer's Guide to Napoleonic Armies - http://www.mediafire.com/view/?ks9rw01nlsnpapnOsprey BO 02 - Wellington's Army in the Penninsula - http://www.mediafire.com/view/?l1gudd2558m88guOsprey WAR 020 - British Redcoat 1792-1815 - http://www.mediafire.com/view/?7medx8d2gu036mdOsprey WAR 022 - Imperial Guardsman 1799-1815 - http://www.mediafire.com/view/?0vd6vaw6mvd45l6Osprey WAR 027 - British Rifleman 1797-1815 - http://www.mediafire.com/view/?hq8mu0j7f1atsn6Osprey WAR 057 - French Napoleonic Infantryman 1803-1815 - http://www.mediafire.com/view/?m7x9hpviychy1kpI have other related period Ospreys if anon has a specific interest
>>22972028Don't forget to shoot one of your own royals in the back!
>>22969439No names for the firing squad, Sharpy!
[about the first defeat of the South Essex] Wellesley: This is a report from Major Hogan, which differs somewhat from your account, Sir Henry. Sir Henry Simmerson: Major Hogan is merely an engineer, sir. Wellesley: Major Hogan's coat buttons up tight over a number of other duties, Sir Henry. Major Hogan reports a number of losses, Sir Henry. He says you first lost your head, and instead of destroying the bridge, you marched over it. He says you then lost your nerve, and ran from a small French patrol. He says you lost ten men, a Major and two sergeants. He says you finally lost your sense of honour and destroyed the bridge, cutting off a rescue party led by Lieutenant Sharpe. Major Hogan leaves the worst to the last. He says you lost the King's Colours. Sir Henry Simmerson: [nervous] The fault was not mine, sir. Major Lennox must answer. Wellesley: [shouting] *Major Lennox Answered With His Life!* As you should have done if you had any sense of honour! You lost the Colours of the King of England! You disgraced us, sir. You shamed us, sir. You will answer. Wellesley: The South Essex is stood down in name. If I wipe the name away, I may wipe the shame. I am making you a Battalion of Detachments, you will fetch and carry. The Light Company put up a fight, so I will let it stand under the command of a new captain. Sir Henry Simmerson: To be commanded by the newly-gazetted Captain Gibbons, sir? Wellesley: To be commanded by the newly-gazetted Captain *Sharpe*, sir.
>>22972182Simmerson's story arc is one of the more amusing ones out of the whole saga, in the movies anyway. It's hard to believe you can ever wind up feeling sorry for him or liking him, but when that last movie hits...
Greatest bromance ever
>>22972443Hm, I dunno, man, that's a big stateme-Aw who am I kidding. Holmes and Watson can't even hold a candle to that shit.
>>22972443It's funny, because the actors fucking HATED each other. Like, apparently it almost ruined production.
>>22972490What, really? That's weird. How come?
>>22972490What? Really? Source?
bump for decent thread
>>22972182The guy who played Wellington in the first two was super awesome, far better than the guy they got to replace him, who just wasn't fierce enough
>>22972490Source on that claim?I find it hard to believe given how many they did together, and the fact they both came back to do the Indian episodes
Holy crap this thread is still aliveBump for sharpe
>>22975406I hafta see if I can find these movies at the library or something.
>>22975476You can get 'em from Netflix.
I fapped to this as a child
>>22976140The Sharpe movies do have some quite nice tits in them.
>>22970004>who needs a shoulder?!
Napoleonic minis thread?I just purchased a box of 28mm french hussars and a 40mm french hussar, both from Perry.I'm thinking of painting both as the 7th, and the most challenging thing is going to be freehand painting. Specifically on the Sabretache. The flags will be hard as well, unless I can get a transfer. This is where you folks come in. Perry doesn't have any napoleonic transfers, and I would really like to get a flag for the 7th. If someone could point me to a quality place to get transfers, that would be awesome.It would be even more awesome if I could get a transfer for the Sabretache, but if not, I can just paint a 7 on it and call it a day. Because FUUUCK painting the Sabretaches as the 7th had them.Pic related, I'm organizing them as they were under Lasalle in the campaign against Prussia
>>22968592It all makes sense now!
>>22982151if you're happy with printout flags there should be some free ones around?
like Sharpe himself, this thread seems indestructible!
>>22983179I don't think I'd be happy with a simple paper printout. Perhaps I could find a place that could make a printout in a good quality on plastic.
>>22972041>Napoleon's Campaigns in Miniature - http://www.mediafire.com/view/?6vyss2ry7yat8ykI've been wanting a copy of this ever since I found it at the library. Thank you!
>>22988893My pleasure. I too sought it for many years, eventually scanned my own poor.It's a cute, idiosyncratic set of rules. Ol' Bruce Quarrie was quite the eccentric (he never allowed flamethrowers in his WW2 games because he considered them barbaric!). The campaign resources, though, are stunning, as a reference guide for wargaming/roleplaying the Napoleonic Period it can't be beat.
>>22988972>>22988972>eventually scanned my own poor COPYI mean to say
>>22972041You are a true gentleman.And I am a filthy pirate it seems. FREE BOOKS, HO!
>>22968496I've always wondered what happened if Sharpe met Flashman.
>>22968496Sharpe's Sword is actually my personal favorite book in the series.
>>22977512Yes. Craig plays a bad guy in one movie.
While we're having a nice Napoleonic thread, /tg/, can anyone recommend anything from the other side of the conflict? I just have the most massive French Empire boner and I'd like to read awesome adventures feat. the Grande Armee
I've desperately wanted to watch all the episodes/movies/whatever they are of this ever since I saw the first one a while back, but I just can't find a good torrent..Could some kind, kind fa/tg/uy point a lonely uneducated soul in the right direction, to partake in this most important of rituals?
>>22989117Its all on YouTube. Start with Sharpe's Rifles.
>>22989117Is this good enough?http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/3645084/Full_Sharpe_Collection
>>22969743He lived through cleanskin.
>>22989164thank you! I think I found a few which were downloading exceedingly slowly and couldn't deal with it, this one seems to be going well though
>>22989065Napoleon's own letters and journals (as biased as they are)The memoirs of Larrey (Boney's personal surgeon) Francis Loraine Petre wrote in the 1850s, but his histories of Napoleon's campaigns are superb.The memoirs of Heinrich von Brandt give a vivid front-line veteran's perspective from
>>22989231>The memoirs of Heinrich von Brandt give a vivid front-line veteran's perspective from...from 1807 to 1813 (sorry posted too soon)
>>22989238You are a gentleman and a scholar, sir, and I thank you. But dare I ask for some fiction?
Hey guys, can I join in this thread too?
>>22989259>But dare I ask for some fiction?Virtually non-exist from the French side, sadly. There are the Alain Lausard novels by Richard Howard, but they are really a third-rate attempt to copy Sharpe (with none of Cornwell's skill).
>>22989484I feared so. It bugs me because it's not like crazy shit didn't happen on the French side. Fuck, a Bartolomeo Bosco-expy could get into some good espionage shenanigans .
>>22989506>knifed by Cossack>left for dead>Cossack starts looting you>pick his pockets All that DEX
>>22969108Cain isn't an irredeemable bastard, though. He tries to be good, and that's the main difference