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Ich bin ein Preusse... by Kaiser-Conti Ich bin ein Preusse... by Kaiser-Conti
...kennt ihr meine Farben?

("I am a Prussian, knowest thou my colours?", the title comes from one prussian song, so please stop accusing me of being a Prussian :D [link])

pheeew...my latest work, an episode from the Franco-Prussian war (1870) ...the war that humiliated France , abolished the Second Empire and created the Second German Empire , thereby ending the proces of unification of German states...

Prussian columns storming the French positions during the battle of Gravelotte- the turning point of the war, that ultimately confirmed Prussian superiority (you probably noticed my pickelhaube-fascination :P ) ... but during that war a surprise also happened to the Prussians...their forces armed with famous breech loaded Dreyse rifles met the French equipped with much better Chassepot rifles, with farther range and better construction..this forced the Prussian units to "flee forwards" to strike the French as fast as possible so that French soldiers couldn't use the main advantage of their rifles- range (1300 yards compared to prussian 650 yards).


It took my a very long time to finish this piece...you know...summer...laziness and simple impatience...(I couldn't draw more than 30 minutes a day ) but I hope the final result isn't that bad and comes up to my previous works... (I doubt if it's better :P )

Enjoy :)
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julius1880 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent from Franco-Prussian War...
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Huitt1989 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
I know no words that can equall this epicness! Loved this drawing.
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
Well, I think I know the words you're looking for: "Kaiser you dumbass, you've totally screwed the rear of their waffenrocks! Where are the pocket flaps?! " ;)
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EmperorJosefWegner Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
This is great!
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Master-of-an-empire Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
Truly excellent!
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PeanutbutterJelle Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
How triumphant! :D
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multa Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
I never fail to appreciate a good battle scene, especially from 1870. Hence a must fave. Nice to see that someone remembers the 1870 conflict.
Next time, check the uniform details.
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
I just like the XIX century history. :) The pic is 3 years old and in the meantime I've managed to realise the mistakes and errors I made here, yet I find your imperative tone as inappropriate. I'm always open for suggestions and well-mannered expressed critique, but when it comes to demands and patronizing - never.
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multa Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
In that case I beg your pardon, for aggressive critique was not my aim. After all, I like the overall picture, be it old and flawed or not.
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Bre-ssan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
It's great!
You captured the essence of the battle!
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