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    Default ETW, Where is the Comedy!

    What witty, funny, slightly humorous things have you come across in the game so far?

    I should say that were placed there deliberately! Also Easter Eggs, have you found any yet?

    I know before you start, that they have made some stupendous historical errors that some may view as tragically funny…but I am speaking of deliberate attempts at humor.

    Or is everyone missing the point in 18th century humor?


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    The duel cutscenes are pretty good I thought. Shame there aren't more for rakes, stealing tech, etc.

    Still, nothing comes close to the moving bush!

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    Nothing they've ever done has come close to the movies from Shogun. Whomever did that, CA, hire them back!

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    Can't remember the name of the trait, but one of my (British) general's had a trait, the description of which was something along the lines of...

    "I say, those chaps over there mean to harm us. Shall we have at them?"

    Hilarious :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plusi View Post
    Can't remember the name of the trait, but one of my (British) general's had a trait, the description of which was something along the lines of...

    "I say, those chaps over there mean to harm us. Shall we have at them?"

    Hilarious :D
    Thats the 'Cool under fire' trait I think.

    Some of the Ancillaries for gentlemen are funny. I've seen a Gibbering Loon, and a few other madmen style ancilarries.


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    French names of captains: Bonaparte and Ney.

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    American units say "yes lord" and "for his majesty" in the campaign.

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    Had a pretty hilarious video when I ordered one of my UP gentleman to duel a Spanish fellow. Can be summarized about like this:

    The two guys are in the street of some small town. Backs turned to each other. They each take ten steps, turn, pulling their pistols. *CLICK*. Both guns are empty. Frustrated, my gentleman tomahawks the pistol at his opponent, drilling the man square in the face.

    Later, at an extravagant palace, the two gents walk by each other, give each other an awkward, embarrassed glance, and keep walking...
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    I saw on another forum that you can find Captain Kidd's buried treasure somewhere in North America. Does anyone know if this is true?
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    A message in the GB campaign, about 1725, "Severed head"... oh god...
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    Quote Originally Posted by seireikhaan View Post
    Had a pretty hilarious video when I ordered one of my UP gentleman to duel a Spanish fellow. Can be summarized about like this:

    The two guys are in the street of some small town. Backs turned to each other. They each take ten steps, turn, pulling their pistols. *CLICK*. Both guns are empty. Frustrated, my gentleman tomahawks the pistol at his opponent, drilling the man square in the face.

    Later, at an extravagant palace, the two gents walk by each other, give each other an awkward, embarrassed glance, and keep walking...
    Ha, Love that video. Im disappointed that only duels are shown as videos now. Assasinations and Sabotage are just not the same without the video's

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    I had one duel where my opponent's gun jammed, which prompted an immediate investigation by peering down the barrel and then the weapon discharged in his face. I won the duel sorta...

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    And for anybody who doesn't get the reference: Shame on you! but here's a link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5k9wPOegbs

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    I wonder of Barry Lyndon ever appears as an GB gentleman or Prussian rake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graphic View Post
    I wonder of Barry Lyndon ever appears as an GB gentleman or Prussian rake.
    Wow, I JUST finished watching that movie...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dayve View Post


    And for anybody who doesn't get the reference: Shame on you! but here's a link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5k9wPOegbs
    Heh.

    Personally, I was particularly amused by the "Dull as a Flounder" trait.
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    The drummer stepped out in front of one of my lineman units during the middle of a LOUD volley between my Russians and the Prussians, and starting banging on his drums, facing the troops, trying to inspire them. (It was amazing).

    All of a sudden, obviously, a series of about a dozen bullets from the enemy ripped through his body and he twisted around and fell to the ground.

    Guess he felt like going out with a bang

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    I like the duel movie where one just just bolts as soon as backs are turned. The other guy just steadies his gun and shoots him from several yards away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KozaK13 View Post
    American units say "yes lord" and "for his majesty" in the campaign.
    Thought that was just in Episodes 1 & 2 of RTI? I'm playing Episode 3, the Revolutionary War, and I think they only say "yes, sir" and "march!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rufus View Post
    Thought that was just in Episodes 1 & 2 of RTI? I'm playing Episode 3, the Revolutionary War, and I think they only say "yes, sir" and "march!"
    They still say "sire" and "for crown and country!" in Episodes 3 and 4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graphic View Post
    They still say "sire" and "for crown and country!" in Episodes 3 and 4.
    Is that comedy or deliberate provocation?




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    Sounds like to me they made the voices for use of a playable 13 colonies, before they came up with RtI and the whole protectorate thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fisherking View Post
    Is that comedy or deliberate provocation?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Graphic View Post
    They still say "sire" and "for crown and country!" in Episodes 3 and 4.
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    The drunk trait: "I am drunk sir, and mark my words I intend to horsewhip your little green servants"... or something like that.

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    Hm, I think someone at CA was fond of the Dutch sentence 'Laat ze je tanden zien' (Show them your teeth) I heard that at least 15 times or so during every battle.

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    I like the strategic placement of some of the battle sound effects you hear over the load screen. Specifically, the commander yelling at his men to "load!" It's like my soldiers want my computer to run faster too.
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    Anyone who has played as Britain: Do the infantry yell the traditional "huzzahs" before charging?
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