Who is the best military history artist and why is it Angus McBride?
I confess that even though I despise the Chinamen/Chinkaboo ''''''historians'''''' on /his/, my cock is fully erect for this.
>first hand accounts
Given that Chinese commanders would regularly inflate their successes and outright lie in reports, nothing of value was lost
>Shitting on primary sources because of flaws
Nice methodology, nigger. I guess Herodotus has absolutely 0 value for the study of history by your criteria.
And its not even that. Osprey's study on Asia is shit really since its obsessed with military hobbyists than actual study. In the book on the Imjin War for example: a war that involved Korea, Japan, and China, Stephen Turnbull said he only read Japanese accounts while ignoring Korean and Chinese ones. And these were latter translations accounts too given that he said he can't read Guwen (Classical Chinese Script: the courtly script of Japan at the time).
So what emerged is this perfect, stellar performance of Japanese armies in all battles...in a war that they lost.
>Primary sources are fucking wrong though. They should be ignored no matter what.
Except its 1800's though.
There is nothing wrong with Osprey's material so long as its 1800's and above.
Their retardation starts when matters below 1700's is discussed. Even in European topics I think.
He isnt shit, you may not like his short and stocky depictions of people, but he does his job well, which is depicting unifofms and armor, not a variety of human physiques, his human figures are anatomically correct, so he cant be shit, you just dont like his style.
I prefer Graham Turner. His things look like things rather than smears of paint.
Not sure if it counts as war necessarily but Eugene Delacroix did a superb job with "Liberty Leading The People"
>Have access to military manuals
>Still manage to completely misinterpret armor
McBride knows how to draw people, especially their facial expressions and body language. He's also willing to draw warriors and soldiers as human beings who drink, gamble, nap, and joke rather than just emotionless killing machines.
This. McBride had a gift for capturing the humanity of his subjects. His paintings are full of human drama and often contain a discernible narrative if you pay attention to the gestures he portrays.
I was going to argue that it's all because everyone looks stockier in several layers of thick clothing, but then I looked at his Egyptian pictures and it seems like he just likes painting muscular dudes.
>Angus McBride the hobbit illustrator.
>Giuseppe Rava who's still hungover on Sylvester Stallone and Jean-Claude Van Damme flicks
>Wayne Reynolds who can make Asiatics out of the Celts.
While depictions of attire, weapons and armour might be accurate, physical depictions are a different matter.
Artists like Graham Turner and Christa Hook seem to be the better Osprey illustrators.
When it comes to Central Asia, I prefer Mikhael Gorelik's depictions.
Because the cunt is an archaeologist himself specializing in Oriental Russia.