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When giants fall by Kaiser-Conti When giants fall by Kaiser-Conti
Prussia. A state attached to an army. Since the mid XVIII century the prussian war machine, carefully taken care of by Frederick the Great has become an example for other countries. But as the old Fritz became older and older, the same thing happened with his army.

At first sight everything remained intact. The troops were well drilled as always, an ordinary soldier afraid more of his officers rather than enemies. However the world went forward, and in 1806, Jena-Auerstaedt happened.

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I hate everything about this pic...

Hands up who's fed up with my napoleonic stuff!: D
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Napoleon-Barca Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
OMG i just want to say thanks, this is a beautiful Drawing, i love the war of 1812 and i drew a picture of Napoleon and a French soldier! if you want to check them out look in my Gallery, i would love your advice! but thanks anyways, love the art!!
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Pandaren-Chaplain Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awwwyeaaaa, good 'ol Line Infantry tactics, the cause of death the thousands of the brave!
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CapturedJoe Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
That is one kickass picture of some kickass soldiers! 8-)
Beautiful uniforms.
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Ah thanks mate, I guess the anatomy ain't that great though lol.
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Sakraida82 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
Does the War of 1812 count as Napoleonic? It was a side-show of that war after all.
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onemeanmotherfokker Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
MOAR Napoleonic says I. So there. XD
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
well, currently I'm more into the lace wars period, but napoleonic stuff is ranked high on my list, so no worries xD
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onemeanmotherfokker Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd love to see some 16-17th century, 100 years war stuff too. That was some fancy uniforms.
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ForgeInFlames Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Student General Artist
Moja ukochana armia!! <3 Wyszło Ci naprawdę genialnie! Pozazdrościć! :D
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
dzięki :)
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ForgeInFlames Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Student General Artist
Proszę bardzo :D
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LeSoldatMort Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I've been starring on this for many evenings, studying every detail you put into this, as I'm used to do in case of such pieces.
I admire your patience and look of this battle artwork! Their faces, I like how they react on what's happening, and the movement you caught in those two falling ones.
You should stop hating this pic, tho I get your feelings there. I myself start to hate a picture on which I'm working too long, or it just seems compeletly wrong to me... but hey, for seeing the brighter side of it, we have watchers and their comments, they see the picture for the first time and their emorions are different from ours! It's the first impression, which is good as I see :D
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
The result is inversely proportional to the time i paid to this pic. it took several hours, but the outcome isn't as...well.."epic" as I wanted :P and i think faces is the weakest part...maybe it's because of tons of people that diverts attention from searching flaws! :D I used my good "draw-the-first-rank-and-add-as-much-bayonets-in-the-second-and-third-that-everyone's-too-lazy-to-check-method" xDDD Though i appreciate you spent so much time reviewing this pic, I'm very positively suprised, many many thanks mon Empereur! :hug:
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MjP-70 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
This looks really nice!
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
well, thank you, though i've got a different opinnion on this subject xD
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EasyCompany101st Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
you never cease to amaze me with your napoleonic work. i kinda want to segue to the period of 1812 to pre-mexican war stuff rather than civil war and 1860s+ indian wars.
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
Oh stop it please, it's not that good :D and the 1812? If i remember correctly the U.S. army wore some good looking uniforms back then :d
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EasyCompany101st Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
yeah,actually. i wanted to focus more on the RED STICK CREEK WAR part of 1812. been doing some homework on uniforms and such.
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jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist
nooo! haha, i kinda like your napoleonic stuff.
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
well, glad to hear there's one geeko more around here ;)
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jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist
the uniforms and the policies of that age just seem so appealing.
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
Amen ;)
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XanderXVII Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
One of the most humiliating defeats in German history I reckon,5 prussian casualties to 1 french.
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
On the other hand, the French just avenged Rossbach ;)
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XanderXVII Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
Yet don't forget that Jena was actually much more effective than Rossbach was(even if Rossbach was a great victory of Frederick the Great).
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
well, your post does not collide with my own. Until Jena it were the French who could remember a humiliation, and nobody denies that Boney repaid old debts with great style ;)
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Sirnelson Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
Auerstaedt is definitely my favourite battle of the Napoleonic Wars... What Davout accomplished there deserves eternal prays... I have no other example of such a feat in military history. And indeed it would have been even greater if that bastard Bernadotte had joined the battle instead of staying iddle the whole time...
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
Well, I'm not that good with corps numbers and their leaders, but yeah, being heavily outnumbered and still repelling infantry assaults and cavalry charges is a thing to praise ;)
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Sirnelson Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
Not only repelling but utterly defeating them... Anyway it's true that the Prussian Army of 1806 was a sham. Too bad it wasn't in 1870...
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
you're kinda right I guess
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VFreie Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
*imagines several Prussian staff officers facepalming at the mention of Jena and the ghost of Old Fritz eating his tricorne hat in rage*

I'll give you at least one reason not to hate this pic: it has made my day :D
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
I guess even him resurrecting all of a sudden and shouting "Hunde, wollt ihr ewig leben?!" again couldn't solve the problem xD

Hrm...well...if you put it that way;)I'm starting to appreciate it...a bit :D
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VFreie Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
:lol: Most probably! Heh, that trick didn't work much even at the battle of Kolín, when it was originally used. Though it is a great line, at least :D
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
haha! well, what would history be without such awesome quotes? boredom i think.
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EmirHamam Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank god I see something named "Prussia" that is not related to that Hetalia Stuff! I really enjoyed it, the terrain is particullary interesting! If I may give a small critique, there's something about the anatome, But the artillery effects are really good!
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
APH isn't bad, it's the uniforms those guys wear that are some sad joke :P
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CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do some Franco-Prussian era work! :D
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
oh c'me on, there's plenty of pickelhaubes in my gallery :D
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CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Crimean, Boer, Russo-Japanese? Ha ha!
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
Crimean: at least 4 devs
Russo-Japanese: 1
Boer: no nicey uniforms!
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CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Steampunk it!
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
Technically speaking there's also a solid dose of history-based steampunk in my gallery, but whenever i look at it, i shiver from it's crappyness...well, maybe except two space dreadnought designs...
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CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Here's an idea: what-if ironclads and what-if pre-dreadnoughts? What if that was the furthest naval tech advanced? What designs were made and never built? What can your mind conjure up?
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
rofl, well, from what i hear here, you're overestimating me sir! technical details, cables, engines, pipes, wierd mechanisms are a thing for our dearest ~JanBoruta :D
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