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Robert Wesley
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Ever heard of this before? Because, I hadn't, until now that is: Worst Naval Encounter Yet arrrh
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William Barnett-Lewis
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Wiki on the incident: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penobscot_expedition
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I'd never heard of it, either. Interesting indeed - thanks!


"a fort located on the Bagaduce Peninsula"

Maybe that's where the term "douchebag" came from!
(Y'know... like "sideburns" from Gen. Burnside.)
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Yeah, I read a much shorter account of it many years ago but I had quite forgotten about it until you posted this.
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Jackasses? You let a whole column get stalled and strafed on account of a couple of jackasses? What the hell's the matter with you?
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Penobscot? The only Penobscot I recall from my military history is the one who married Margaret Houlihan. And that didn't go so well, either.
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Robert Wesley
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How about ANY that were up to the "CHALLENGE" "do"a SCENARIO for that? What if you 'scuppered' some ships from PotSM onto a "Battle Cry"-type board, with TERRAIN crafted to represent the area. Then using the RISK A.W.I. Troops, or actual miniatures if you had them, you'd AMASS the requisite units and proceed accordingly. The PotSM GAME even has "Forts", so voila`!
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It is even less well known "fact" that George Lucas was inspired by the incident when he made Admiral Ackbar say his immortal line: "It's a trap!" whistle
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I wonder why parents aren't naming their newborns "Peleg" anymore. Has a certain ring to it.
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