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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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:iconjulius1880:
julius1880 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent from Franco-Prussian War...
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:iconhuitt1989:
Huitt1989 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
I know no words that can equall this epicness! Loved this drawing.
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:iconkaiser-conti:
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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:iconmaster-of-an-empire:
Master-of-an-empire Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
Truly excellent!
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:iconpeanutbutterjelle:
PeanutbutterJelle Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
How triumphant! :D
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:iconmulta:
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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:iconkaiser-conti:
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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:iconmulta:
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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:iconbre-ssan:
Bre-ssan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
It's great!
You captured the essence of the battle!
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:iconxanderxvii:
XanderXVII Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
simply fantastic!
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:icongaberellivendemltrat:
Simply love this
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:iconmjp-70:
MjP-70 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
Great work!
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:iconkaiser-conti:
Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
not as great as the stuff I can see in your gallery chum ;)
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:iconmjp-70:
MjP-70 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
Well at least the same level :)
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:iconkaiser-conti:
Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
you're deeply underrating yourself :D
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:iconwolfblade670:
Wolfblade670 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
GOT MIT UNS!!!
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Daniel-Gleebits Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Ahh, although a precursor to WWI, any attempt to humiliate France is okay by me :D

:flaguk::salute:
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:iconkaiser-conti:
Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
well...I didn't want to humiliate anyone ...but glad you like it though:D
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Daniel-Gleebits Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Well I've never been very fond of France, I have nothing against French people, I shalln't go in to that though.
I do like it, it's very good

:flaguk::salute:
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:iconfrytz:
Frytz Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007
Noo... prawdziwy MASTERPIS! :D
Jestem pod wrażeniem tych prusaków. fav ;)
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:iconkaiser-conti:
Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
dzięki :D gdyby Sadowa miała inny wynik to byliby i chopcy ostryjacy :D
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:iconnigellus:
nigellus Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007  Student
Hell, bismarck beaten the arse of the emperor napoleon III himself, long live teh German Empire
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:iconkaiser-conti:
Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007
nah, Bismarck only settled a smart trap...the rest was the matter of Prussian guns and bayonets :D
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nigellus Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007  Student
Good 'ol bismarck :-) Anyway what battle is depicted there?
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:iconkaiser-conti:
Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007
read artist's comments =P
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Odyseusz Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007
Szok! Szok! I jeszcze raz szok! Naprawdę nisamowita praca, nie ma się co rozpisywać, fav będzie =) Wracam po dłuższej wakacyjnej przerwie.
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:iconkaiser-conti:
Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007
witamy zatem :D i dzieki za fejwa :D
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MartaSonija Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
do boju xD
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:iconkaiser-conti:
Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007
Vorwärts! für den König ! :XD:
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Highlordvenn Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007
Great picture, did you know that the original IR28 fought at Gravelotte.
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007
where were they from? also Polish soldiers in the Prussian army fought during this battle...mainly from Posen and Pomerania
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Highlordvenn Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007
Well IR28 was formed from the old 1st Berg regiment.
And got most of they men from the rhine region around Koblenz.
They where based in Festung Ehrenbreitstein which was across the river from Koblenz.
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:iconwolfwithglasses:
WolfwithGlasses Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007
Ich bin ebenfalls Preuße, wilkommen im Club. ^_^
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:iconkaiser-conti:
Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007
das war nur ein Lied! :D aber wunderbar, ich muss sagen ^-^

und mein Deutsch ist sehr schlecht ! :D Ich würde eher Englisch sprechen :D natürlich wenn du nichts dagegen hat , Kamerad ;)
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WolfwithGlasses Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007
No problem. If you wish this, I will do. ^_^
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:iconkaiser-conti:
Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007
I just don't want to "murder" the language of Goethe, Schiller and others ;) but I like to sing German Soldatenlieder :D
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:iconwolfwithglasses:
WolfwithGlasses Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007
That´s cool. ^-^
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:iconsirnelson:
Sirnelson Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007
Ah les vilains Pruscos!!! But your print is very nice even if this war is very badly seen in my country... Defeat is always.
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:iconkaiser-conti:
Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007
but with cute helmets! :D thanks ! well not only in your country...every nation doesn't like to talk about it's defeats ;)
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:iconsirnelson:
Sirnelson Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007
Yes I think so too
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gromcrusher Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
great work! man, i love this..äh...(i only know in german sry^^) "pickelhauben".
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:iconkaiser-conti:
Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
hehe thank you :D well the English use also the term "spiked helmet" but the word "pickelhaube" is adorable and sounds much better! ^^
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jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007  Hobbyist
hoho nice, great, overwhelming as our school principal likes to say.
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:iconkaiser-conti:
Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
really ? well thanks!
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jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007  Hobbyist
could you draw the French side, being attacked?
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:iconkaiser-conti:
Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
well actually they're already being atacked here :D you can see here tiny little frenchies :D
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:iconjailgurdnegative:
jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007  Hobbyist
oh ok.
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:iconxeoram:
xeoram Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007
Luvverly stuff!
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:iconxeoram:
xeoram Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007
Luvverly stuff!
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