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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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