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Charge of the Heavy Brigade by Kaiser-Conti Charge of the Heavy Brigade by Kaiser-Conti
There's nothing more beautiful than a classic cavalry charge ( well in Poland we have horses and cavalry in high esteem...the History of our army is the history of our cavalry...the finest in Europe...but lets get back to the drawing...national pride is increasing :D )

Another episode from my unofficial series "Balaclava 1854" :P (there's only the charge of the light brigade left :) )This time I presented the famous charge of the Heavy Brigade...you can see the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons (those in golden helmets...) and the Royal Scots Greys (another Scottish episode...the Scots are everywhere :D ) in characteristic bearskin caps charging at the Russian cavalry at Balaclava in the morning...

I hope you like it :)
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BrotherSurplice Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
Charging uphill, outnumbered, and yet they still won. Truly legendary.
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Armygeneral13 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
nice Pickelhaubles.
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RD-DD1843 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
You may not be aware of it, but Lord Tennyson actually was goaded into writing a poem regarding the Heavy Brigade at Balaclava in the 1870s. He'd been criticized for ignoring their contribution (which was far more successful that day than Cardigan's Light Brigade). I have read the three page poem (yes three page poem) in the complete poems of Tennyson in the old Random House Giant series. It is not something to push on people to read. The earlier poem was more successful and memorable and SHORT!!
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AlexTJ10 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student Artist
Ranyy. To mi przypomina szarżę Kozaków lub Ułanów.
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General-Marcello Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
I aggree, But it's not just poland. Hungarian hussars were one of the most powerful cavalry in their day. I should know, since my ancestor was the leader of the hussars.
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MTC101 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
It's a bit sketchy for my taste, but I do like it. Nice to see someone else who pays attention to history--& to the "nobility of the battlefield". ;)

After the Heavy Brigade's charge, one of the higher officers said something like "Greys! Gallant Greys! Were I a younger man, I'd have ridden with you this day!" Considering it was some 300+ troops in the brigade vs. 2,000 Russian cavalry, that is high praise indeed.
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Nightbringer24 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
This is very cool. The sense of movement is awesome. And the fact you paid o much attention when doing the uniforms is amazing.
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RattyCat Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice. Its very dramatic and you get a real sense of motion.
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Retartacus Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
A truely terrible war. Lucky it was fought between a Whale and Elephant.Not the Eagle!;)My 10-greatsGrandfathers fought in this War as an officer in the Britsh and Starshina / Master-Sergeant
in the Russian army. And no i'm not Russian,I'm Lithuanian,British and German in that order.
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GekkoWebbles Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
I remember learning about the Crimean War back in my A-level history class in late 2008, and after learning the terrible events that happened in that war, its nice to see some artwork on DA paying a tribute to those great events that happened in the war.

I also love the style of drawing, something I really wished I had :(.
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Saint-Jan Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
Verry nice drawing man. And who won the battle?
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amberchrome Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Professional General Artist
Lots of movement here. I should hope to do as good.
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ExplositionRooster5 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reminds me of the song 'The Trooper'.
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008
isn't that about the light brigade? ;)
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ExplositionRooster5 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You may be right, but it reminds me of both of them. Good song and good art by you.
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blacksheep303 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008
fantastic angle!!!
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TimeWatch Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
I can almost feel the energy... It's wierd! Great work.
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Polgrim Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
radical man! great colouring!
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jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner May 21, 2007  Hobbyist
waoh!! i hope they'll win!!
btw,great work!!
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner May 21, 2007
well...they actually did! :D thanks mate ;)
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UnicornPoki Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007
wow! very dynamic ;)
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007
thank you very much ;)
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UnicornPoki Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007
;)
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multa Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007
When it comes to the beauty of the classic cavalry charge, I totally agree. :D
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007
:D
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Ursmar Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
Sory, jeżeli się wymądrzam, ale czasem czy nie chodziło ci o słynną historyczna szarżę LEKKIEJ brygady?
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
w czasie bitwy o Bałakławe były dwie szarże...lekkiej brygady pod dowództwem lorda Cardigana z udziałem 17 pułku lansjerów i bodajże 10 tego huzarów na stanowiska artylerii rosyjskiej..oraz ciezkiej brygady na kawalerie rosyjską..przy czym ciezka brygada szarżowała wcześniej niz lekka...o lekkiej sie pamięta bo była bardziej szalona ;) pozdrawiam
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tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now, now Kaiser and Easy... lets settle this in a old fashion duel shall we?
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007
Sabres or pistols? :D I'd prefer the first option :D
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tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like it a lot! I can almost feel the earth tremble and see them charging towards me... very nice sense of motion!
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007
thanks mate! I'm trying to be good :D
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tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Succeeding :D
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007
awww...thank you :D
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007
primo...koni-OWI ;p secundo...kossakiem nie jestem ale mi nic na połamane nie wygląda D bardziej obawiałbym się koni w tle...a na koniec... kawaleria po górach nie szarżuje, w pędzie podłoże jest na tyle rozmyte że nierówności terenu są praktycznie niezauważalne zwłaszcza przy ujęciu tego typu gdzie widz patrzy na szarzę... ;) inaczej ma się rzecz w obrazach wielkich batalistów angielksich,mających manię przedstawiania czego się da na podłodze przez co muszą bardziej kobinować z dynamizmem u rumaków...zreszta inny styl to inne techniki...ja nie stawiam na patos
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AnaDjBarbie Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007
A temu białemu koniu najbardziej po prawej to noga wypadła ze stawu xD:P? Choć cała reszta koni BOSKA o.O :D No i rzeczywiście trochę za równe podłoże ;P
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007
primo...koni-OWI ;p secundo...kossakiem nie jestem ale mi nic na połamane nie wygląda :D :P bardziej obawiałbym się koni w tle...a na koniec... kawaleria po górach nie szarżuje, w pędzie podłoże jest na tyle rozmyte że nierówności terenu są praktycznie niezauważalne zwłaszcza przy ujęciu tego typu gdzie widz patrzy na szarzę... ;) inaczej ma się rzecz w obrazach wielkich batalistów angielksich,mających manię przedstawiania czego się da na podłodze przez co muszą bardziej kobinować z dynamizmem u rumaków...zreszta inny styl to inne techniki...ja nie stawiam na patos

cholerny reply...
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AnaDjBarbie Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007
Heh... No moze rzeczywiście ;) Ale konie naprawdę sa boskie =)
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lil-miss-cowgirl Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007
heyy.. i love this so much, tis truely amazing =]the shading is awesome and the detail must have taken ages =] true artistic skill
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007
thank you very much! :D I'm a Pole...as I said in my country we love horses ;) It's some kind of a symbol...;)..thanks for stopping by!
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mr0zero Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007
such a great artest u r! i liked every line and every single colour u used at this pic its pretty awsome! XD waiting for more beautiful works from u :) GL
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007
whoa I'm blushing Kyo :D thanks :D I'm trying to be as good as possible ;)
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EasyCompany101st Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2007
polish cavalry maybe good but the US 7th and 10th kick far more ass! :D
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EasyCompany101st Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2007
US cavalry did away with sabres (except the officers) and lances. their emphasis is on spencer carbines, colt revolvers, and (in heavy operations) gatling and hotchkiss guns (mountain howitzers as opposed to the hitchkiss machine gun). oh, and the 7th is primarily irish and the 10th is an all-black regiment, so YEA!!!

btw, pulaski is a hero in my hometown chicago. public schools get off on the anniversary of his death and there's a street named after him.
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2007
in your dreams! :D Polish Chevau-legers -Lancers and Vistula Uhlans own! :D And who created the U.S cavalry huh? Kazimierz Pulaski! :D...and Kosciuszko founded West Point :D
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EasyCompany101st Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2007
US cavalry did away with sabres (except the officers) and lances. their emphasis is on spencer carbines, colt revolvers, and (in heavy operations) gatling and hotchkiss guns (mountain howitzers as opposed to the hitchkiss machine gun). oh, and the 7th is primarily irish and the 10th is an all-black regiment, so YEA!!!

btw, pulaski is a hero in my hometown chicago. public schools get off on the anniversary of his death and there's a street named after him.
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2007
well...I'm talking about the historic usage of the cavalry...classic spectacular...and deadly charges :evillaugh: in this case American cavalry is no match for that we had in Poland...officially we disbanded our cavalry in 1946 (damn communists) and now we only have a representative squadron

hehe Chicago is also a city where the largest community of Polish people living abroad exists :)

and thanks for a fav buddy! ;)
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EasyCompany101st Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007
forgot to add, what i previously mentioned was the historic usage of AMERICAN cavalry back in the western days!
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007
Indians and Mexicans?Give me a break in the open field the can't equal the regular troops of U.K. Russian Empire and Austrian forces which we defeated without any problems during the Napoleonic wars (Wagram, Albuera, Somosierra) ...and well trained and commanded cavalry NEVER will run into an enemy's ambush ... ;)
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EasyCompany101st Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007
well those indians (i don't really know much about mexicans) were badass fighters! if anything, they taught the US cavalry the importance of a swift ambush as opposed to an open cavalry charge. and the mexicans, all i can say is that they taught us the art of horsemanship.

btw, that last sentence is so true... custer was a dumbass for dividing his forces, underestimating the enemy's strength, and most importantly refusing the offer of gatling guns!!!!
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007
I was thinking about Custer when I was writing that sentence ;)
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