Deadliest Warrior

Season 3 Episode 1

George Washington vs. Napoleon Bonaparte (Season 3's Premiere)

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jul 20, 2011 on Spike TV
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George Washington and Napoleon Bonaparte battle it out to see which general was the better fighter and the deadliest warrior.

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  • In the season's premiere, George Washington of the American revolution squares against Napoleon Bonaparte of the French. Who is deadliest?!

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    The third season of "Deadliest Warrior" has began, and it began with a bang - of the cannons. Both the 8-pounder of the French and the 6-pounder of the US have delivered deadly blasts with their canonballs, making it the first time that the "Deadliest Warrior" have employed black-powder cannons on its' show.

    Sadly, after the cannons, the episode's quality went down somewhat. The gun portion was fudged; heartfelt apologiest to the American fans of the show, but 2 guns against 1 - that's cheating, and quite unnecessary cheating too, as I will explain later. The swordplay of the episode was also... somewhat uninspired, and more importantly, the "horse factor", so talked about in the season 2, was dropped for no reason as well. Was that because on horse Napoleon's cavalry saber would've been superior to Washington's rapier-like blade? I don't know...

    The logistics - now here Napoleon was given an unfair advantage indeed! For all of his tactical genius, including Austerlitz, Napoleon lost as much as he had won, and died in exile, on the island of St. Helen, while Washington eventually won all of the battles that counted and became the president of the US - how's that for logistics?

    ...That said, there appeared to be little logistics involved in the final simulation battle (and why was it run 5000 times as opposed to 1000 in the previous seasons? A thousand time for each two people out of the ten involved, maybe?), for it went basically like this: the French went to confront the Americans, they exchanged rifle fire (the Americans won), then cannon fire (the French won), finally Napoleon and Washington had their sword-to-sword battle (a rather uninspired one), and Washington won, the end. What tactics had to do with that, can somebody tell me?

    Yet, for all of the complains listed above, Washington vs. Napoleon was a great season premiere. The cannons were awesome, the rifles not too bad either, and this season promises to be quite different from the previous ones - more scientific than they, perhaps. I, for one, can hardly wait and see the next episodes of Deadliest Warrior, season 3!moreless

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