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Regiment Limousin at Villinghausen 1761 by ManuLaCanette Regiment Limousin at Villinghausen 1761 by ManuLaCanette
This shows french line infantry (fusiliers and grenadiers) from the Régiment Limousin marching toward its fame at the battle of Villinghausen (July 16th 1761), during the Seven Years War. Although Villinghausen is a French tactical defeat, the regiment Limousin distinguished itself during the encounter.

The uniforms are pretty accurate. The grenadiers on the right shows the tweaks the SYW has bring in the French army: by the end of the war, most grenadiers had their tricorn hats changed for a bearskin in the austrian fashion. It is very unlikely that European french regiments had new vests with coloured turnbacks and collars before the end of the war so I represented the old design.

The flags are also accurate: the one on the right is the Colonel's flag (white cross on a white field) and the one on the left is the regimental one.

Technically I tried to work on the blur and movement effects to make it look more realistic. 
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Boomboom3 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017
Great!
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Fall3NAiRBoRnE Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017
Awesome work.
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Aztecatl13 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Epic!
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ManuLaCanette Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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EpistolaryLife Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016
A white cross on a white field? Was this supposed to be visible? 
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ManuLaCanette Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016  Professional General Artist
kind of, you would actually see the embroidered cross upon the flag because of the stitch work and also because light would not filter so easily through that part. The white cross would be then kind of visible, even though it was the meaning that were important rather than the sole look of the flag.
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RobbieMcSweeney Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Really like this! Great attention to detail and composition. 
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ManuLaCanette Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks for kind words, it means a lot! :)
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Cyratis Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016
"Hey can you guys turn around I wanna get a better picture...."
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Wolfenstein2552 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016
Impressive detail! Keep up the great work :)
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Gabbanoche Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay you're back :)
I have to say that the "blur and movement effects" worked out great. Smashing depiction!
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ManuLaCanette Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Professional General Artist
Hehe, thanks! :) Actually I was (and I'm still) working on several artworks at the same time now and then (hence the silent time), so there will be more soon! And more Karoliner and GNW stuff is planned too! ;)
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Gabbanoche Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As we say in Sweden "the one that waits for something good never waits to long" :)
Awesome i always liked your GNW illustrations but it's nice seeing some French stuff as well. I'm a bit of a Francophile afterall :D
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