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18 Sep 2017 3:37 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "your favourite 5 military artworks ." to "your favourite 5 military artworks ."
  • Removed from TMP Poll Suggestions board
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Personal logo Cardinal Hawkwood Supporting Member of TMP25 Oct 2011 10:44 p.m. PST

TMP link
to get the idea..

TESTUDO Inactive Member26 Oct 2011 1:21 a.m. PST

Zaporozhye cossaks write to the Sultan

Vive l'Empereur!

La dernière cartouche


Waterloo evening

Personal logo Cardinal Hawkwood Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2011 1:38 a.m. PST

Good stuff….I think the posts here should tie in with the suggestion on the existing a lot of reposts??

Riverbluff Wargames Inactive Member26 Oct 2011 4:55 a.m. PST

Mud in your eye by James Dietz. It is hanging on my wall right now.



Major Mike26 Oct 2011 5:16 a.m. PST

Charge of the Scots greys, hangs over my computer


Plynkes Inactive Member26 Oct 2011 5:25 a.m. PST

I tried posting to the other thread but it has gone all wonky and won't let me access the second page.

So I'll post here instead. I suppose it must be this, as it is the only painting I have taken the trouble to purchase in fridge magnet form:


Pablo Picasso's "Guernica."

TESTUDO Inactive Member26 Oct 2011 5:36 a.m. PST

As above,

Waterloo evening

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2011 5:38 a.m. PST


The Battle of Isandlwana

Omemin Inactive Member26 Oct 2011 5:39 a.m. PST

I have a lovely print of the Four Days Fight that we hung over the game board in my attic.


Personal logo Cardinal Hawkwood Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2011 6:33 a.m. PST

go for it chaps..


Thin Red Line , Robert Gibbs

flooglestreet Inactive Member26 Oct 2011 7:57 a.m. PST

These are my Credentials

Grand Duke Natokina Inactive Member26 Oct 2011 12:37 p.m. PST

I like Charlie Russell's Lewis and Clark Meeting the Flatheads.


Fifty4 Inactive Member26 Oct 2011 12:44 p.m. PST

I have this one hanging in my office above the fireplace – it has always been a favorite:


Fifty4 Inactive Member26 Oct 2011 12:48 p.m. PST

And I've always loved this one:


Personal logo John the Greater Supporting Member of TMP27 Oct 2011 1:36 p.m. PST


Battle of Riachuelo, 1865

John D Salt Inactive Member28 Oct 2011 11:02 a.m. PST

Assuming that "artworks" include sculpture, I'd have to say that some of the finest military art is done in this medium. The figures on the Viet Nam memorial and the Royal Tank Regiment memorial both convey a very strong impression of a group of mates standing together. The Iwo Jima memorial translates an iconic photo that to my mind captures the very essence of the Marine Corps spirit, "gung ho", working together, and never mind the difficulties. The statue of the "Yomper" outside the Royal Marines Museum shows less movement, but still seeme to me to capture the essence of the Marines' achievement in the Falklands, based on the essential infantry ability to be able to go anywhere, and take your rifle with you.

Are we only allowed five? Hard to pick which should get the fifth slot. I am very fond of Jagger's Royal Artillery Memorial, but I also quite like the statue of "Johnnie" Walker at the Western Approaches museum, full of animation, and wearing his favourite waistcoat, patched together for him by schoolchildren. I am also quite fond of the lady on the so-called "Uxbridge Peace Memorial"; the local council insist that she represents the "goddess of peace", whoever that may be, but anyone old enough to have the merest smattering of the classics will see at once that she's Nike, the goddess of victory, bearing the traditional victor's chaplet, a wreath of immortelles.

Then again, "artworks" could include poems…

"We are the pilgrims, master,
We will go always a little further;
For it may be beyond that last blue mountain barred with snow,
Across that angry or that glimmering sea,
White on a throne or guarded in a cave,
There lives a prophet who can tell why men were born;
But surely we are brave
Who take the Golden Road to Samarkand."

All the best,


Omemin Inactive Member28 Oct 2011 11:34 a.m. PST

There were two prints for sale at Historicon a few years agone:


The March of Empire


Too Quiet

Also, for the Old West fans:


When Horseflesh Comes High

Grand Duke Natokina Inactive Member31 Oct 2011 11:07 a.m. PST

Note the halfbreed mounting his horse from the right. Charlie Russell is one of my three favorite artists.

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