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The Three Musketeers by CdreJohnPaulJones The Three Musketeers by CdreJohnPaulJones
The Three Musketeers

For my fellow history geeks, General Vyse and Colonel Ross. :)

Sharpshooter Jones- An American sent for by the English Parliment. He is supposedly the best sharpshooter in the New World. He wears the uniform of a lieutenant in the US Army, 1808. He carries the most deadly weapon ever made in the Americas: The Kentucky Flintlock. This rifled, extended version, equipped with a brass sighting tube, can accurately fire a ball at a range of 400 yards.

Sharpshooter Vyse- As the best marksman in the 95th Rifles Regiment, Vyse was called up by Parliment to join the elite trio they were putting together. He wears the rank of General, which he earned through his excellent shooting in the heat of battle. His weapon is the most deadly ever created by the British: The Baker rifle. The usual design is only about three and a half feet long, but this personal weapon comissioned for Vyse's specific use is nearly double that. The barrel is tarnished to better conceal his position.

Sharpshooter Ross- Ross prides himself as being the best shot in the King's 25th Foot. He wears the gorget of Colonel. What makes his skills so outstanding is his ability to achieve impossible shots with a mere brass sighting tube. His Brown Bess musket is otherwise unaltered. At his hip is his favorite weappon... the heavy saber known as the Highlander. Crafted by the Scotts, it is a blade sure to hack anything to pieces.

Hope you lads and lasses like this! :D
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TheIrishSoldier26 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I enjoy learning about the Colonial Era and i give this a 10/10 =)
koach2 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
The third guy reminds me of my epic shot on an officer... with a Long Land Pattern... 500 yards away...

VelenSnowdrop Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
Sighting tubes? Bah, some of the best Baker shots where achieved with the iron sights. :P Nice pic otherwise!
CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
bigbellyfatbob Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
Very beautifully drawn and coloured! But I have to ask...what's going to happen to this team when the War of 1812 breaks out...?
CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh heh heh... very good question! ;)
SuzumeGhost13 Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
At first sight...I though the red soldier is British...and the green one is Russian...and the blue one French..
lamnay Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008
Nope I have never heard of NationStates, but It looks interesting.

Most of my maps are Alternate History, which is part of science fiction where stories (or in my case, maps and flags) are written about what would have happened
The colonies never rebelling, the CSA victorious, Nazis flags over the Kremlin, Buckingham place and the White house that sort of thing.
CdreJohnPaulJones Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahh, well, if you are interested in nation simulation and "what-ifs", then I'd suggest hopping on to NationStates. Pretty fun! :D
lamnay Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008
Already beat you to it, Hail to The Commonwealth of Greater British States!
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