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Younger Berthold Gregor, Leib-Husaren (Lineart) by Kira-Tsubasafan Younger Berthold Gregor, Leib-Husaren (Lineart) by Kira-Tsubasafan
I'm still alive, folks!

All kinds of obligations held me off the drawing board for a while. Furthermore, the amount of research I had to do on German hussars was massive since those cavalry units didn't have the kind of exposure other German units had during the war. Nevertheless, I'm glad things finally worked out on that one.

When I thought of Berthold Gregor, I was not interested in portraying him in WW2 because of his Nazi-like attitude. Fortunately, there was a WW1 general who had a few similarities with Gregor: August von Mackensen. Knowing that Gregor was an accomplished horse rider in his younger days and that he came from a noble family, I wanted something that matched one of the best Prussian traditions. Fortunately, I found about the deathshead hussars, especially the Life Hussars Regiment Nr. 1. When I look at this, I can't think of a better end product for a younger Gregor.

Gregor's uniform here is not as ornate as what you might see in some drawings out there. It's because, he wears an intermediate version of the feldgrau uniform that stands between the M1910 and the M1915 bluse. Nevertheless, the uniform is mostly the same as Mackensen's on the well-known photograph of him as a general. By 1915, the busby would have a cover. However, I chose to keep it uncovered because the busby's colors and markings illustrate the unit Gregor would belong to. Considering that officers in Imperial Germany generally took ages to get promoted and that Gregor was in his early 30s around 1915, his rank would be as a major. His sword is a Kavalerie Degen M1889.

Originally, this fanart was supposed to be the last of the WW1 collection. However, my time playing Battlefield 1 gave me ideas for perhaps one or two more. Stay tuned.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017
Very well done, are you going to color it?!
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Kira-Tsubasafan Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017
I'm juggling between a few things right now, but I'll start coloring when I'm done with the last lineart I've chosen on the theme of WW1 soldiers.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017
I see, thank you :)
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CJManson Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016
Nicely done, I must say. :)
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tovarishcomrade Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
Looks good!
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Kira-Tsubasafan Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
Thanks, buddy!
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CapturedJoe Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
Very nice, von Mackensen is a good choice. Both very succesful and agressive generals knocking enemy nations out of the war (Romania and Serbia like Fhirald).
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Kira-Tsubasafan Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
It wasn't until I read about Von Mackensen that I was able to draw parallels with Gregor's character. I knew there was something very Prussian about Gregor, but only needed to find the parallels to find the right unit for him.

You're right about Fhirald. Its situation shares similarities with Romania and Serbia when an aggressive general took command to crush any resistance. I dare not think what it would have been like on the Western Front if Von Mackensen was given command there.
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