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General Montcalm by GeneralVyse General Montcalm by GeneralVyse
"General Montcalm - Marquis Louis Joseph de Saint-Veran, known as Montcalm, is the commander of the French forces fighting against England during the French and Indian War. He enlists the aid and knowledge of Indian tribes to help his French forces navigate the unfamiliar forest combat setting. After capturing Fort William Henry, though, he is powerless to prevent the Indian massacre of the English troops."

~[link]

I was intending to Illustrate the Last of the Mohicans, but it appears I've been beaten to it, though like many pre-exisitng Novels its somewhat lacking in integrity. Who knows, maybe i will do the Novel some day.

Keywords: seven years war battle william henry fort the last of the mohican mohicans colonialist general montcalm french army heights of abraham 1757 officer gentleman marquis
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Seimour Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Hmm I probably won't get a reply after so long, but I'd like to say that only 75 settlers got killed. Soldiers and the rest of the settlers were relatively unharmed. The whole thing about a massacre was mostly made up/exagerated by the british soldiers :/. As much as the brits hate us, saying we allowed/encouraged a massacre on them is simply a lie and an insult to Montcalm's memory.
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
You're quite right, I was just quoting wikipedia at the time, I was very irritated about the film and wanted to make the distinction between it and the book.

I don't hate the french, I love them, I would live in France If I could get a job there!
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:iconseimour:
Seimour Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
France isn't that great of a country anymore =P. The film was decent, but they wanted to be dramatic to advance the plot >.>
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VanvanOwi Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
Very good ! Nice pic ^^

There just one thing that's not really true, that's the uniform. There's the same mistake in the movie. At this time, the uniforms of french army was white, with some blue.

That's a pic of Montcalm on Wikipedia : [link] to take an idea.

But the uniform on your draw is very nice =)
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:icongeneralvyse:
GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
Wow thanks! I was aware of the white uniforms c/o Barry Lyndon etc. but i found a pic in a book for a french officer and it was like the one shown. I have to say i wasnt sure about the colours because i'd seen a lot of British Officers/Gentry wearing Blue Justaucorps, but i thought, "hell the book can't be wrong I'll run with it"

If i get Photoshop running again I'll change it.

Thanks for your help! :D
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VanvanOwi Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
You're welcome ! If photoshop doesn't run, you can try Gimp, it's almost the same and it's free :)
Aniway you'll have two versions of the pic ^^
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:icongeneralvyse:
GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
Gimp's proving a struggle, but it's better than nothing. Thanks for your help though, i just wish i could resuscitate photoshop but nothing's doing!
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VanvanOwi Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
After verificating, french officers could have a blue justaucorps like your pic, it's as the want. Some pictures show Montcalm with blue uniform and red pants, others shaw him with white uniform like the soldiers.
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AngusMcLeod Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Here in Québec, he is mostly remembered for dying at the Battaille des Plaines d'Abraham.

And losing it, too.
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
Yeah, thats right, But before that historic day, he led the french at Fort William Henry too.

I don't know much about his character though, i think he might have been very stubborn at a seige elsewhere - to the cost of french civilian lives - but i may be mistaken...
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