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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Sep 2019 10:49 p.m. PST

Great job!

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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP19 Sep 2019 11:52 p.m. PST

Bless him. He is doing well. He manages to shave each morning, he has his full dress shako still and he still seems to have his fingers despite a lack of gloves and, even more, his toes despite those thin leather boots. He better do some of that voltigeuring thing rapidly to keep warm!

Great photography and scenery. Good find (grin)

Lets party with Cossacks Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2019 12:58 a.m. PST

Shush Deadhead – you are seeking to interrupt Napoleonic propaganda.

Having said that it is a striking image, beautifully done.

Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2019 1:33 a.m. PST

The epitome of jaunty…

Lets party with Cossacks Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2019 1:59 a.m. PST

Indeed!

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2019 3:11 a.m. PST

Painting wise and scenery, its very well done

Cerdic20 Sep 2019 11:29 a.m. PST

In those temperatures he ain't going to be letting go of his musket in a hurry…

C M DODSON20 Sep 2019 11:51 a.m. PST

Fantastic painting but I doubt anyone involved In the debacle of this retreat would look so good.

The musket would be frozen to his hand and his palor would be very very poor.

Chris

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2019 11:52 a.m. PST

Happy you like it boys!. (smile)


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custosarmorum Supporting Member of TMP21 Sep 2019 1:21 p.m. PST

What is the purpose of that little section of fence?

Lets party with Cossacks Supporting Member of TMP21 Sep 2019 1:38 p.m. PST

To keep out Cossacks. From that direction.

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP22 Sep 2019 4:29 a.m. PST

My initial thought was that the man had just finished burying a comrade, using a cairn of rocks because the soil was too frozen to dig a grave. That would have been a more satisfying theme IMHO. But it is beautifully done, especially how the modelling blends into what I have to assume is a background painting.

Stoppage22 Sep 2019 5:10 a.m. PST

He's on picquet duty – by the picket fence.

If he hadn't have had eaten his horse he'd be on vedette.

Eagle7622 Sep 2019 7:25 a.m. PST

Maybe he froze to death months before?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2019 3:39 p.m. PST

Glad you like it too my friend!.


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