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Fontenoy, 1745 by OrlopRat Fontenoy, 1745 by OrlopRat
A fairly rare thing from me- a battle picture. I don't paint many of these.
The charge of the Regiment of Clare, Irish Brigade in the service of France, against the British Guards at the Battle of Fontenoy, 11 May 1745. The Irish Brigade suffered some 500 casualties on the day while capturing 15 cannon, a colour of the Coldstream Guards was taken, and the attack of the Irish compelled the British Guards to retire.
(From the Erik Goldstein collection)
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MercenaryGraphics Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
There is no finer reserve than six battalions of Wild Geese!

* Marshal Saxe
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ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
How did so many men managed to flee the British Kingdom to join the Frnech Armed Forces ? Were they those we call the Wild Geese ?
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caroleantemplar Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Beautiful picture sir! I'd truly like to see more pictures like this from you! Relly amazing with the colour and the entire company visable! I love it! Would it be to much to ask or suggest that you would do a painting like this but with Swedish Caroleans?
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koach2 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
I wonder what were the rates of friendly stabbing -for lack of a better term- in that particular sector of the battle. Both sides wore red, both spoke English and both hated each other's guts.

I can already imagine a few Coldstreams stabbing each other accidentally, while the Irishmen laughed in their faces.
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JamesMarshall2112 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They actually drove back the Coldstream Guards? Wow.
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MercenaryGraphics Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
And took their Colonels Colors!
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VFreie Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
It's an eye-catching battle painting; I think it captures the moment very well, and am genuinely impressed by the mass scene per se. As my friend pointed out in a previous comment, there might be some inaccuracies but the overall grand effect makes up for them more than enough.
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ironsides11 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Beautiful work! :D
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Astonishing piece! I see some inaccuracies in equipment and some tiny uniform details, but the overall brilliance of your work would make me sound like a complete jerk if i dared to express my obervations :) 
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TheUniversalUnion Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Honestly, this is amazing. You're quite good at battle scenes, from what I can see here, but I can imagine it took a lot of time and effort! Great work, once again!
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