Promotional image I did for Creative Assembly and SEGA for "Napoleon: Total War" game. Napoleon might not look like one you remember form old oil paintings because producers had their own vision of that character. More bad ass that is ;]
It will never stop amusing me that a little fatty corsica officier who was bullied by everyone would step up, and conquer all Europe...
How that little person, that tiny general sent to Italy just to take the responsability of the defeat, would do what nobody would ever expect him to do : Win.
At a time were France was in war against ALL of Europe, and where voices started to regret the King, he came, with fire and swords...
He changed France.
He, he made what we never thought France would ever be...
He made us, my country, strong.
He made a huge army, which none could defeat, which none could resist.
He made a new society, were everyone was free from religions, yet could have one without any problem.
He created a code by which everyone's property was recognized, and everyone's work DID matter.
He won in Italy. He won in Egypt. He won in Spain. He won in Prussia. He won in Russia.
Everywhere he went, he would kill and burn. But from that blood shed, would appear something greater...
He defeated the Kings and Tyrants, and allowed new societies to be built.
Today, France is nothing of this...
Today, we are miserable lickspittles to America. We are nothing. We are weak, corrupted, led by politicians who do not act and laugh with their cheeks full of fat. We are this. We are France, we are a broken country, mocked by everyone. Our army, despite the courage of our soldiers, must fight with little sticks and rocks.
But, that situation, is strangely familliar...
It was the same thing during summer 1789...
And when we, french, see how our country is today, we can look at the past.
We can see how everytime during our history, when we were weak, selfish and miserable, we stood up together, triumphed, and in the end, became greater.
It happened every time during our history, wherever our leader was called De Gaulle or Napoleon, everytime our army crushed our ennemies.
Look, I'm a big admirer of Napoleon, and I think he was a positive force in history, but saying that he conquered Russia is pushing it. Yes, he obliterated the Russo-Austrian army at Austerlitz in 1805, and he gave them a thrashing at Friedland in 1807. But in the 1812 invasion, he never conquered St. Petersburg, and he never destroyed the Russian army as a fighting force, thanks to brilliant minds like Kutuzov and Bagration. The French invasion of Russia was a catastrophic failure, and it cost the Emperor his throne.
That is wrong. Napoleon WON in Russia, even battles like the Berezina. Kutusov was a mindless shit who never were able to crush the Emperor.
Nobody ever defeated at a large scale Napoleon, it is Russia's winter and Waterloo's rain (As well as Napoleon's terrific ego)
In fact, if there is one men who understood that and succesfully crushed the Imperial midget in Russia, it is not useless Kutusov. It is Barclay de Tolly... HE understood that one could not kill Napoleon, and the only way they could save Russia was thanks to attrition.
If Kutusov was that brillant, then explain me why, as soon as Tolly was put out of Russian army command, Kutusov failed miserably at Moskova ? and then Lützen and Bautzen ?
As soon as Kutusov failed, the Russian put Tolly back at command, and again the tactic of : Fix and then retreat worked. Well, until the young jerk Schwarzenberg came...
Guess what guys! I'm
reopening my stores
(Etsy and Storenvy)
and commissions, I
can finally announce
that I'm getting
married and I need
to save as much as
possible for the big
day, July 27th.
before anyone asks,
the wedding is not
been planning it for
a long time...
Sorry, I can't
believe it's been so
long since I've done
this "orzEdit: I
forgot, but my
friend here's having
it's about your
with your favourite
food. It can be your
own character or
FIRSTLY: thank you
so much for all your
kind birthday wishes
and little gifts!
:hug: you made me
:heart:I hope this
small feature can
bring a smile to
your faces, too
:)enjoy and make
sure to fave some of
this great pieces!
;)and now we move on
to the first part of
would like to
address something I
have been seeing as
of late here and on
other sites. Artists
who are asking if
commission them if
they were to offer
commissions and if
so, how much should
they charge or how
much are they
willing to pay?
`anmari has been spreading her infectious positivity throughout our community for over 6 years. Throughout this time Ana has been at the core of all things devious, passionately developing an eclectic gallery, helping organise devmeets, participating in chat events and also recently completed dedicating her time as a Community Volunteer. We are absolutely delighted to bestow the Deviousness Award for May 2013 to `anmari, congratulations! Read More