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Who is the best military history artist and why is it Angus McBride?
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>>535671
Because you masturbated to too much Osprey.
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>>535704
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>>535704
I confess that even though I despise the Chinamen/Chinkaboo ''''''historians'''''' on /his/, my cock is fully erect for this.
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Don Troiani by far for modern artists.
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>>535671
Angus McBride is shit. He draws human beings as stocky people with stubbs for legs & arms.
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>>536131
Lel, Osprey's Asian topics are horrendous.
>Here, let us write in an authoritative manner while ADMITTING WE DIDN'T READ FIRST-HAND ACCOUNTS.
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>>536147
>first hand accounts
>reliable

Given that Chinese commanders would regularly inflate their successes and outright lie in reports, nothing of value was lost
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>>536156
>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.
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>>536172
Turnbull is better than Kenneth Swope, and both are exceeded by Hawley. But only Swope bends down to suck Ming dick, so you probably like him the best
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>>536172
Primary sources are fucking wrong though. They should be ignored no matter what.
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>>536156
>>536172
Not to mention Osprey took Black Onesied Ninjas *seriously.*
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>>536185
>Primary sources are fucking wrong though. They should be ignored no matter what.
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>>536147
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.
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>>536145
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.
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>>536188
>Black

Those are dark blue, which is accurate.
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I prefer Graham Turner. His things look like things rather than smears of paint.
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>>536185

>people who were there are wrong
>people who were not there but regurgitating what people who were there said are right
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>>535671
Not sure if it counts as war necessarily but Eugene Delacroix did a superb job with "Liberty Leading The People"
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>having a single favorite military history artist
>not a specialized, dignified artist from each country
What fucking awful taste.
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>>536182
All three are hacks,Turnbull/Hawley's rely on translated secondary sources.

Swope makes far fetched conclusions but he demonstrates the ability to read Classical Chinese.
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>>535671

>best military history artist
>not john blanche
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>>536345
Since when did Blanche do anything but Warhammer?
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>>536147
>Have access to military manuals
>Still manage to completely misinterpret armor
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>>536359

as if there is a real difference
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>>536362
simply ebin my man
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>>536138

This one is so good
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>>535671
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.
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>>537253
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.
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>>537253
>>537370
Absolutely this, he had a gift for drawing them almost photographically
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>>536188

>take that, brazier!
- ninja on the right
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>>536145
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.
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>>536188
>not sure if Osprey book or new Pathfinder adventure path
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>>537253
>>537370
>>537380
this
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>>537420
kek'd
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Keith Rocco
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>>536185
But secondary sources build upon primary sources
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>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.
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>>535671
When it comes to Central Asia, I prefer Mikhael Gorelik's depictions.

Because the cunt is an archaeologist himself specializing in Oriental Russia.
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why is everyone always pictured in full wargear in these?
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>>538970

Because they're battle scenes or illustrations from books describing military equipment?
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>>538846
This one looks good senpai
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>>538970
because that is the point dipshit
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>>538846
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