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Western Front 1918

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acrylics 2012.

Top left: Soldier on sentry duty during a gas attack, wearing a Sappenpanzer m/17 body armour. Western Front, winter 1918.
Top right: Stosstruppe from an assault platoon, Aisne, June 1918. Stormtrooper is wearing a steel helmet, with fitted hessian cover. He is armed with Bergmann Maschinenpistole m/18 and a stick grenade.
Middle: Lys, April 1918. In the foreground, German ligh machinegunners, armed with Maschinengewehr 08/15 provide support to the assaulting infantry. One of the men is wearing m/18 steel helmet, identified by cut-out sides. Also supporting is a Beutepanzer, a captured British tank put in to German service.
Bottom: German two-man crew with their Mauser Tankgewehr m/18, a 13 mm anti-tank rifle waiting for their enemy, near Bapaume, late August 1918. Both tank hunters are wearing their steel helmets painted with Lozenge camouflage scheme, according to regulation of summer 1918. The observer also has Stirnpanzer, extra frontal armoured plate strapped in front of his helmet.
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This is a great work, Thank you for being the few who dont use this for furry foot porn

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tuomaskoivurinne Traditional Artist

Thank you. I try not to. :)

gordonphilbin's avatar
Awesome drawing featuring WWI battles!

:O
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CaliforniaCollectorHobbyist General Artist
Wow!! So detailed and realistic!!
runewuff's avatar
runewuffHobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent series of images. From the naieve start with all the men lined up in their pretty uniforms, to these hardened veterans.
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ChronoGandit Photographer
Great depictions of the western front through the war. Would a similar series for the eastern front be of interest?
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tuomaskoivurinne Traditional Artist
In fact, it would! Good idea, if I only had time for personal projects.
Nuker850's avatar
Cool, love the sentry with the body armor and the Stormtrooper.
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GukpardHobbyist General Artist
THIS IS BEAUTIFULL!
brownsonart's avatar
Cool stormtroopers and equipment. Tough crowd!
ComannderrX's avatar
MP18? is that even real? to my knowledge, there were NO SMG's in WW1
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koushiro1180Hobbyist Photographer
The MP 18 primarily served in final stages of World War I in 1918, especially in the so-called Kaiserschlacht offensive. At least 5,000 MP 18.1s were built and used during World War I, based upon observed serial number ranges of captured weapons; however, it is possible that up to 10,000 were built for the war. Though production was outlawed by the Treaty of Versailles, manufacture continued in secret into the early 1920s, as the final production total (again, based upon observed serial numbers) ended at around 35,000.

this was taken from wikipedia this is to answer your question on the mp-18.
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koushiro1180Hobbyist Photographer
this image captures the horror of warfare in the 20th century.



have we learned anything from this conflict?


But this image reminds me of the the painting in old books about the conflict.

makes me feel nostalgic 
ComannderrX's avatar
have we learned anything from WWI? probably not
Ahrenim's avatar
AhrenimHobbyist Traditional Artist
The guy with the gas mask as amazing
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GRIME-GOAHobbyist General Artist
Armor?
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tuomaskoivurinne Traditional Artist
Body armour.
technoRockstep's avatar
technoRockstepHobbyist Photographer
They called it lobster armour
Franz-Ferdinand1914's avatar
True best art for Remarque book. You can make a book with these illustrations.
Corporal-Yakob's avatar
I went to a militaria exhibit last year and I was very impressed to see that they had a Mauser anti-tank rifle in pristine condition. Wouldn't give it to me for free, the selfish so-and-so's....
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