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Changing the guard by Kaiser-Conti Changing the guard by Kaiser-Conti
Because every little boy had a moment in his life , when he wanted to be a soldier! :fuzzydemon:

featuring corporal Louis and lil' Michel the wanna-be soldier.

The cobblestones ain't coloured, because they turned out to be crappy that way.

Brick wall texture by :iconblontj: [link]

Wooden plank texture by: :iconftisis-stock: [link]
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ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
I like Louis' smile under his mustache. ^^
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ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Louis is a corporal ? Those three golden chevrons on his upper sleeve look like modern-day French Army chief sergeant (sergent chef) insignia, though ...
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
The corporal insignia are the two aurore straps piped red just above the cuff. What you are referring to are the so called chevrons d'ancienneté, where every chevron indicates 8 years (or one full-time enlistment period) of service in the army. The chevrons d'ancienneté were created in 1771, but before 1789 a veteran of 24 years of service that still wanted to stay in the ranks, instead of a third chevron, received a medal - the so called médaillon des deux epées
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ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Thank you for the info, man. :-)
Say, do you speak french ? Just curious.
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014

My language skills eh? hrm, boy it sure is a messed up thing. In public, when i have to interact with foreigners I exclusively use English - not because I think it's so great, but simply because it's the language I feel the most confident about. I love the sound of the French language and I've even tried to learn it once, but the differences between written French and French pronunciation are too big for my modest mind to comprehend. All in all, i can't speak nearly a thing in French. However, my admiration for French uniforms between 1691-1815 makes me buy loads of books and magazines from France - I understand pretty well the written French and I'm able to communicate that way. My private correspondence with the fellow members of the "la Sabretache" society (which i'm in as well) is entirely in French, though preparing a reply and checking it make take some time depending on the topic. And to be frank, I still think that my emails ain't that great, but I do my best.

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LancastrianKnight Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Artist
Nice =) legend does say Napoleon saw this multiple times in the capitol and it inspired him to form the young guard = very enthusiastic/patriotic young men who wanted to give France their all.
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AlexVanArsdale Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
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Stolicus Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
very good
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TomZanovich Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Ah, don't you worry you Marie-Louise, Nap will call you soon enough. 
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jamberry-song Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
So cute!!! :love:
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