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Le General by Kaiser-Conti Le General by Kaiser-Conti
As you see the time of napoleonic geekyness isn't over for me.

In the picture you can see my main (and one of all-time favourites) character, a French general named Maurice Bonaventure Dautierre. The lad is a typical example of Boney's words, saying that "Every French soldier carries a marshal's baton in his knapsack". From a modest dragoon trooper, through an infantry officer, to a major general. Except of that, the character is spicied with traits praised by the napoleonic ethos, he's a stubborn and brave lad, who knows how to use his fists and sword and goes into battle with his hair blewn through and flame of excitement in the eyes and heart. Apart from that, Dautierre posseses a rather bawdy sense of humour and slightly coarse manners (if it's possible for a Frenchman:P). What's most important the general is a huge "amateur" of champagne (or alcohol in general) and the opposite sex:P A true "beau sabreur" immortalised by such names like Colbert, Saint-Croix, Montbrun, Augereau and the most famous of them all, Antoine Lasalle.

The Background pic: Fernand Cormon, The Battle of Aspern-Essling, XIX century.
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:iconfirelord-zuko:
firelord-zuko Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm not very good with French uniforms, but this looks like a marshal's uniform to me (except for the hat).
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
The most characteristic thing for French napoleonic marshalls' uniforms were white waist sashes with gold embroidery and white plume edging of the hat. Also, the full dress was additionally heavily embroidered with an oak leaf motif along the stitches.
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firelord-zuko Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :)
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
No probs chum :)
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Adlynh Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011   Digital Artist
:heart:
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ImagenAshyun Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
The details are amazing! :wow:
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
I'm just a freak, don't worry ;)
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onemeanmotherfokker Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What's neat about the lace is that it was an oak-leaf-acorn and laurel combination- which was a nod back to the Roman times of the oak and laurel wreaths.
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Seimour Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
I really like this O.o. The uniform is perfect save for the sash that I don't recognize :/. Did you draw the background as well because if so I must say that I really like it.
Another question, why is he missing a glove on his swordshand?
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
The sash indicates that he's a general de division, blue vertical stripes are for a general de brigade, and the background? naw, it's just Fernand Cormon's painting depicting the battle of Aspern-Essling :) as for the glove, take a closer look at his left hand, he holds the "missing" glove there ;)
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