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Music to paint by

Postby Atomic Floozy » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:57 pm

I've started painting 10mm SYW figures and downloaded some music to listen to while I paint. Something martial - something to make me think of men in ranks and lines advancing in battle. I've noticed that British & German marches tend to be about 4 minutes long, while French marches are all under 2 minutes.

There are marches about victory, glory, Dragoons, grenadiers, musketeers, and even named after generals. But I ran across a curious one - a march sung by Napoleon's Old Guard - "Le Chant de l'Oignon." The most feared soldiers of the early 19th century went into battle singing about an onion?

https://youtu.be/gKRogpFUaY0

This has to be some kind of guy thing. Anybody know for sure why they sang about onions when charging into battle?
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