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Re: "Six Days in October" -- Game Time Is...
« Reply #450 on: January 02, 2018, 01:41:52 PM »
This, Sire, is your foot pillow.


Huh. I wonder what the W stands for. Winner? ;) (Surely not Waterloo!)

It would be funny if the W stood for someone or something he put the boot down on, so was commemorating that victory somewhere.
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Re: "Six Days in October" -- Game Time Is...
« Reply #451 on: January 02, 2018, 01:52:44 PM »
Pretty sure that's a "N" when you look closely. The left side of a "W" doesn't exist.

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Re: "Six Days in October" -- Game Time Is...
« Reply #452 on: January 02, 2018, 02:10:58 PM »
True, but I read it as W because (1) the letter is offset from center and (2) there's a tassel where the left point of the W would be (and which would thus center the W). Also (3) obviously the thing is worn and a line of the braid could be missing.

Also (4) the left point of the (apparent?) N happens to form what looks like a damaged short line (like braid is missing) pointing directly straight back up to the left tassel, at the same angle the right stroke of the N-or-W does to meet its tassel. It looks more like a left stroke of a W went missing than that a teeny cursive stroke of a N went missing. (Though I can see why that would be just as possible, too.)
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Re: "Six Days in October" -- Game Time Is...
« Reply #453 on: January 02, 2018, 02:22:22 PM »
While trying to find information on it from the museum (which I haven't succeeded yet, possibly because the card would be in German), I happened to run across this epic frontier Tennessean from the days of Andrew Jackson: William Napoleon Pillow
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Re: "Six Days in October" -- Game Time Is...
« Reply #454 on: January 02, 2018, 02:26:36 PM »
True, but I read it as W because (1) the letter is offset from center and (2) there's a tassel where the left point of the W would be (and which would thus center the W). Also (3) obviously the thing is worn and a line of the braid could be missing.

Also (4) the left point of the (apparent?) N happens to form what looks like a damaged short line (like braid is missing) pointing directly straight back up to the left tassel. It looks more like a left stroke of a W went missing than that a teeny cursive stroke of a N went missing. (Though I can see why that would be just as possible, too.)


Yeah, looked the same to me. Maybe for Wagram? Given that Boney generally stenciled everything with an "N" though, I suspect it may be just old and shifted around.

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Re: "Six Days in October" -- Game Time Is...
« Reply #455 on: January 05, 2018, 11:52:23 AM »
The whole "W" thing is officially blowing my mind.

In any event, @Napoleon:  call your office.

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Re: "Six Days in October" -- Game Time Is...
« Reply #456 on: January 05, 2018, 08:10:08 PM »
Yes, thank you for holding the clock -- I was at the office and didn't check my mail until just now; also I needed to resolve the proximity of someone, which has been done.

Also I learned a new name, so I have that going for me.  :crazy2:
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Re: "Six Days in October" -- Game Time Is...
« Reply #457 on: January 05, 2018, 08:28:12 PM »
I wish I wasn't so dang sweet, so dang sweet, so dang sweet; I wish I wasn't so dang sweet...

(Muted chorus of awe behind me) "You are like cinnamon..."


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Re: "Six Days in October" -- Game Time Is...
« Reply #458 on: January 05, 2018, 09:18:38 PM »
Step away from the brandy, sire...
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Re: "Six Days in October" -- Game Time Is...
« Reply #459 on: January 06, 2018, 10:17:16 AM »
WHY IS ALL THE RUM GONE!?
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Re: "Six Days in October" -- Game Time Is...
« Reply #460 on: January 07, 2018, 09:06:02 PM »
Game Time Is: 2200, 18th October 1806!

Busiest night of the game so far!!

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Re: "Six Days in October" -- Game Time Is...
« Reply #461 on: January 08, 2018, 06:54:07 PM »
BUT WHY IS ALL THE RUM GONE!?!
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Re: "Six Days in October" -- Game Time Is...
« Reply #462 on: January 08, 2018, 07:14:27 PM »
BUT WHY IS ALL THE RUM GONE!?!


This really is an important question.
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Re: "Six Days in October" -- Game Time Is...
« Reply #463 on: January 08, 2018, 07:39:28 PM »
The fate of nations may be determined...

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Re: "Six Days in October" -- Game Time Is...
« Reply #464 on: January 08, 2018, 09:14:28 PM »
My beloved says: *hic*.

And not sorry...

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