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Rocroi

Post by barr7430 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:39 am

Anyone seen this little gem before?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=625iTKITRoA

Watch out for Aragorn 'Vigo Mortensen' as thr Spanish Captain speaking very good Spanish!
The flags look like my kinda flags!
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Post by barr7430 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:41 am

googled it. here is the movie

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alatriste

Looks pretty spectacular
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Post by Friedrich August I. » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:22 am

barr7430 wrote:googled it. here is the movie

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alatriste

Looks pretty spectacular
Great find Barry! But who of us "Middle European" can speak/read Spanish?
And the other language isnt that much better: Dutch!

Full Movie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZ7ENm_nM98

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Post by Friedrich August I. » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:36 am

barr7430 wrote:...The flags look like my kinda flags!
You remember the size of my flags? They are no fantasy but scaled down reality? So you are with your fantasy closer to reality than you may have thought :D
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Re: Rocroi

Post by Ben Waterhouse » Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:35 am

The film is here (I have this one!)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Captain-Alatris ... +Musketeer

Based on these top buckle swashing novels (all of which I also have!)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Captain-Alatris ... 53&sr=1-11

This is Donnybrook scenario heaven... :D
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Post by janner » Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:54 pm

Friedrich August I. wrote:
Great find Barry! But who of us "Middle European" can speak/read Spanish?
And the other language isnt that much better: Dutch!
Surely any chap with a decent education can use Latin to stumble through Spanish :wink:


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Post by barr7430 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:59 pm

yes it is rather rich in possibilities.. love the little gang of Spaniards who walk out to parley at the end... they look like a character faction all on their own!
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Post by flick40 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:06 pm

cool painting of the last terico

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Post by barr7430 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:31 am

Very cool!
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Post by Artimas » Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:49 am

Poor horses!
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Post by obriendavid » Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:41 am

What a superb painting! very atmospheric.
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Post by chema1986 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:10 am

Hi everyone ! I watched "Alatriste" on cinema when it came out :D is a good movie but not as good as the novels , the author of "Capitán Alatriste" is Arturo Perez Reverte , a famous Spanish historical noveller and writer from my home town , Cartagena (Nova Carthago if you are familiarised with punic wars ;)
I dont know if those novels have been translated into english but they worth it... They feature actions in Spain, and against the turks, the great Spanish victory at breda 1623 or in 1634 with the tercios crushing the Swedes at Nordlingen...
The big picture of the battle itself is painted by Augusto Ferrer Dalmau, by far the best current Spanish military painter (you should check his works, even the Spanish King is delighted with his paintings) and a personal friend of Perez-Reverte who is today the owner of the picture. If you watch te painting carefully you will see Vigo Mortensen dressed as Alatriste painted there!

If you are interested in the conversation maintained by the flamboyant French officers and the beggars like Spanish troops i can translate it for you:
The French officer says: " Sirs, the Duke of Enghien considers you have fought with incredible valor and he desires to offer you an honorable surrender... What do you say?"
-Alatriste answers: " Please thank the Duke his kind words... But this is a Spanish Tercio ! "
The french looked at the other Spanish who accompanied Alatriste, and the Spaniards nodded confirming Alatriste's words.
Hope to have been useful !
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Post by Ben Waterhouse » Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:07 pm

Yes you can get the novels in English - see my post above.
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Re: Rocroi

Post by chema1986 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:36 pm

By the way, if you are intereseted in this battle, there is a relatively new Spanish military magazine called "DESPERTA FERRO" which in my opinion is the best magazine out there... which feature in its current issue Rocroi and the Franco-Spanish war.
I dont know if it is avaiable in English but this magazine worths to take a look.

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Post by chema1986 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:39 pm

chema1986 wrote:By the way, if you are intereseted in this battle, there is a relatively new Spanish military magazine called "DESPERTA FERRO" which in my opinion is the best magazine out there... which feature in its current issue Rocroi and the Franco-Spanish war.
I dont know if it is avaiable in English but this magazine worths to take a look.

Cheers !

I forgot to put the link...

http://www.despertaferro-ediciones.com/ ... ro-actual/
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