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The Count's Tavern / Re: Who Are Your Favorite Artists ???
« Last post by GamesPoet on Today at 10:13:30 AM »
Had the opportunity to see the Cezzane exhibt at Chicago's Institute of Art this past July.  That was fun!

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Here is some film of Monet painting ... he talks with another gentleman at the beginning, although after that he's painting a lily pad scene ...

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0n0TCeVc_4
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Iíll dig around and try to fix this for you
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The Count's Tavern / Re: Run to the mill historical badassery
« Last post by GamesPoet on Today at 12:13:03 AM »
Great story and well told, thank you! :icon_biggrin: :icon_cool: :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::

By the way, is there a link to a picture of this or these dude(s) :icon_question:
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The Count's Tavern / Re: Eurobash 2023!!! (and further!)
« Last post by cisse on August 09, 2022, 10:04:50 PM »
Count me in.

Exact dates and which nights I am staying to sleep, not sure yet. Probably will arrive thursday and leave saturday but will see. We have a 3rd kiddo on the way (soon) so will depend a bit on how my dearest can manage with 3 goblins.
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The Count's Tavern / Re: Run to the mill historical badassery
« Last post by Mathi Alfblut on August 09, 2022, 07:02:36 PM »
The swedish king and his mates really wanted to chill out in peace and tried to hint this by moving away from the poles. But the poles failed to read the situation and followed, despite the swedes trying to maintain their standard social zone of 100 meters or more.

But the poles kept on failing to get the message and presisted with following the swedes. As the swedish party crossed a smal bridge, drabant Boman reined his horse and stoped. He probably rolled his eyes as he dismounted, muttering about people not being able to read the room and giving him trouble.

For certain he felt that in fairness, the rapier should be enough. But he was probably a bit miffed and decided the poles had it coming. So he decided to make a point
He reached out and drew his two flintlock pistols from their Sandler holsters. With a pistol in each hand he turned towards the approaching poles.

Picture the scene. A force of 500 cavalry approaching on one side and on the other a lone man on a bridge, dress in blue, yellow, gold and lace with a black tricorn hat. And a huge cavalry pistol in each hand waiting for the enemy to close. The scene is set for a badass last stand. Question is will Boman take any poles with him?

You do not get more warhammer than this. The swedes of the day were basically real life sigmarite fanatics. And the foremost were the lifdrabants. So it was going to be another case of a lone defender buying time for others to escape.
But this was not to be the case.
It turned out even more awesome.

The poles stoped and just stod there, Boman daring them to come at him. But not a single soldier dared approach him. Most likely they looked at him and realized that come hell or high water, Boman was not going to go down before taking some people with him. And no one wanted to be the one to eating those barrels of lead.

So it was that 500 men did not dare to face the lone bodyguard. And when Boman was certain the king had gotten away safely, he re-holstered his pistols, mounted and rode after the king.
Several years later Boman was made a noble. However, thst was not for this. Facing down 500 enemy soldiers was just part of the job for a drabant. So the conclusion is he most habe done something even more badass that facing down 500 enemies all alone and by his sheer presence scaring them away.
Maybe he strangled a dragon with his bare hands or something. If a dragon would even dare taking on a lifdrabant one on one. Somehow I doubt it.

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No, I didn't. They don't have the technical ability apparently, and also they don't trust me for whatever reason. My account was Luthor with the avatar being of my Luthor Huss model, which is still displayed. I will post an image of my Luthor Huss model itself to prove I am not lying, as soon as I find out again how to post images on forums, when I have time to get back to this.
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The Count's Tavern / David McCullough passes away at 89 ...
« Last post by GamesPoet on August 09, 2022, 11:19:04 AM »
An immensely interesting author and person, the historian David McCullough passed away on Sunday at 89.

A quick blip after his passing ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlbdR9CLjKg

The 60 Minutes interview from June 30th, 2013 ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlbdR9CLjKg

From George Washington's Mount Vernon, On the importance of Washington ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNFNtBk7Cag
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The Brush and Palette / Re: Adventure time! - update 6 August 2022
« Last post by Sharkbelly on August 09, 2022, 01:51:00 AM »
Awesome models!
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The Count's Tavern / Re: Star Wars: Andor ...
« Last post by Sharkbelly on August 08, 2022, 09:25:48 PM »
New trailer for Andor released ...

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKOegEuCcfw

Nice to see that Saw Guererra will be in it.
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