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    Jonathan Gingerich
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    So I started watching the BBC’s Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell on Netflix. (So far great!) And what do you know, there’s Peninsular Brits and French, cannonballs that don’t explode, and Ronan Vibert doing a great turn as an imperious and very bloody-minded Lord Wellington. And Neapolitans who steal French cannon and sell to the highest bidder!-)

    #47615
    PatG
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    Great Series.

    #47687
    Keith Barker
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    Is that a British-only series? Couldn’t find it on Netflix in Sweden!

    #47722
    Jonathan Gingerich
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    It just showed up on US Netflix a few days ago. Episode 4 (IIRC) had some brief but great shots of Waterloo and Hougoumont, although I must confess the cannon balls were exploding a bit. Anyway, great storytelling – seven solid hours of it.

    #47895
    surely you_jest
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    Good recommendation – thanks

    #47902
    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    A great series that we enjoyed as a family.

    #48164
    Jemima Fawr
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    Yes, a fantastic series.  Whoever they got to do the Napoleonic military research was very on the (non-exploding) ball – all the right uniform changes between the Peninsula and Waterloo and correctly depicting French Legere storming the gate.  Hougoumont itself was also brilliantly portrayed.

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #48186
    willz
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    I watched it thoroughly enjoyed it, would make a good imagination game / campaign.

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