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This Week's Episode by NicklausofKrieg This Week's Episode by NicklausofKrieg
just some more concept drawings of that alternate history thing i did a while back [link] [link]

A. American resistance force mercenary
B. Former German soldier turned tsarist skeleton warrior
C. Elephant man
D. Soviet Dwarven Tankman
E. Dwarven clansman
F. Renegade US marine
G. British royal marine
H. Soviet soldier
I. American resistance fighter
J. Former French Templar

and before any of you start asking why i put this in the anime and manga section it's because my bro once theorized that drawings in that category get more views so i decided to put that to the test
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:iconmichal266:
Michal266 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Sweet!
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MaroonGoon Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Awesome!
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KingWillhamII Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
What are the American resistance forces resisting?
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
wait for it....

THE FRENCH!!!

what's the French army you ask? only the most technologically advanced armed force to march the face of the earth as of 1919!

some of the stuff in this piece is obsolete now though. WW1 and major following events are covered here nicklausofkrieg.deviantart.com…
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
that link doesn't seem to work, it just takes me back to youtube's homepage.
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KingWillhamII Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
:(
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:iconnicklausofkrieg:
NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
got any way around this?
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KingWillhamII Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
Just paste this in your browser.


PS:It's not a really important video.
I was just trying to use it to ask a question in a funny manner. :)


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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
hehehe, Daleks...

well, things pretty much start to kick off during world war one, it ends in one year 1914-1915, Germany wins and completely cripples France's world standing with their own kind of Versailles treaty (hardly as a severe though).
this is where things start to take a Hitler-esque route, after having their economy crushed and some of their imperial assets revoked, a new nationalist movement manages to take power in all the post-war chaos in 1917. their leader, a self-styled second Napoleon Bonaparte gets France running again, and has his sights set on another go at the Napoleonic wars.
but first thing's first, he has to fund this upcoming war, so France begins prepping its now meager colonies for resources to support the war, but that just ain't enough. training an army of the world's most advanced automata is expensive you see, so France also invades America (who at the this time are fighting a massive civil war) under the guise of a peace-keeping operation, in response Britain starts a string of proxy wars against France, by covertly helping American resistance and instigating insurgencies in France's colonial regions.

basically a large part of the plot is centered around this cold war so to speak with France and the other European powers. another one of the main historical twists is that during the Russian civil war Lenin was assassinated so Trotsky is now the head of soviet Russia, once he crushed all white resistance and consolidated power he launches multiple campaigns on Russia's neighbors (central Asia and Scandinavia) to spread the revolution

another bit of depth is the addition of Tolkien-esque races and the opposing natures and practices of magic and technology, both of which are usually connected to social and political ideologies.
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CollinIronCollin Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Skeleton warrior? What the hell are the Tsarists doing?
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
well actually due to changes in lore, this title for him is now outdated. here's the more up to date background on him nicklausofkrieg.deviantart.com…
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CollinIronCollin Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Ah.
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albanianstyle Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
This a pretty awesome story idea right here and epic art

Great work
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
thanks!

did you happen to also check out my more recent works pertaining to this story? i suggest you do, a lot of things have changed since then. some fundamentals still stay the same though.
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albanianstyle Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
I just thought you drew 40k but this fantasy old war art is pretty epic in the amount of story ideas that you can make

I actually have seen the other pieces of art like this that's some pretty cool stuff like French invading America Elves in Africa and for some reason dwarfs love the Soviets :D

but one thing I dont get is the US marine here is like hes in Vietnam while the other work with marines are them in WWI or sometime around there in gas masks and old uniforms
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
thanks :D i'm really glad you like, it's really appreciated!

well thanks also for checking them out, i always try to step outside the usual fantasy genre stereotypes here. like how different races are like and where they live/come from.

ah well the truth is, like i said this story has really gone a long way, at first it was set in world war 2 (late 1940s) and then i set it in modern times (1960s-present day) it then went back to WW2 until i decided to just settle down on WW1 (1910s-1920s).
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m4a1war Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
little russian best ;)
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:iconcorporal-yakob:
Corporal-Yakob Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Interesting and very cool mix of alternate history-would these individuals all be from the same time period in your alternate history setting?
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
they're all gonna be in the same time period
and it's gonna be mad mad world
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Corporal-Yakob Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
:iconawesomenessplz:

I particulary like the Afghan Dwarf, a very refreshing change from the usual "tiny drunken Scotsman" Dwarf in fantasy and the Soviet Dwarf tankman, coinciding with the Soviets actually trying to get shorter men to fit in their tanks. The gangster with the Chicago type-writer and the school girl are American resistance fights (cool!)-who exactly are they resisting?
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
oh yeah and before i forget to answer that other question of yours those american resistance fighters are up against french imperial terminators it's mentioned here [link] and here [link]
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Corporal-Yakob Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Ah right! So judging from this pic and those, the Napoleonic Wars are still going on? Perhaps Britain is too strong at sea for France to attack (just as usual) but it cannot invade mainland Europe so sends troops and supplies to the Americans to harass the French with a second front?
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
thanks :D i mainly got the idea for the way dwarves were depicted from an old video game called "Arcanum"

even though they were shown with scottish accent along with scottish and norse names and stylings they exhibited conservative cultural traits which resembled islamic fundamentalists like never shaving their beards, or being extremely conservative with their women (to the point where you will never see a female dwarf in the whole game) or being very intolerant to rude gestures

not only that but i thought afghanistan would be an good place for them due to its harsh climates and mountainous terrain, a perfect place for dwarves to build their tunnels and show off their strength

but of course i'm not saying all afghans and central asians are dwarves in my alternate history, there's just high concentration of them there since that's where their race originated from
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Corporal-Yakob Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
I've heard of that game before, its a steampunk RPG isn't it?

I think you're onto something with Dwarven holds in the Hindu Kush mountains-I agree with all your reasons and add that Dwarves are always stubborn, refusing to accept defeat and historically Afghanistan has been extremely difficult for armies to conquer: it fits thematically!

So in this timeline is there another Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, with some Dwarven clans opting to support the Soviet backed DDRA (Dwarven Democratic Republic of Afghanistan) and others forming a resistance movement?
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
yep a steampunk rpg probbaly one of my all time favorites :)

i'm surprised no one else has seen the connection!

the USSR draw recruits for their famed dwarven tank corps from the dwarven majorities of central asia like Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and of course some clans from Afghanistan
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Corporal-Yakob Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Speaking of steampunk have you seen the film Suckerpunch?

Well everyone just copies J. R. R. Tolkein basically :D

Ah cool! Now I couldn't help but notice the necromantic Tsarist German-does that mean there are Tsarist factions in Russia or in exile plotting their revenge?
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
yeah i've seen SuckerPunch it's a pretty cool flick though the story is kinda confusing like Inception or something hehe

there's ain't no easterners and or central asians in Tolkien so i guess it figures

yep there are tsarist stragglers all over russia and eastern europe, the story is back in that days of the tzars russian society was pretty much split into two classes, magic users and non-magic users, magic being a very demanding skill to learn, was only practiced by the elites, those who could afford to be schooled in such subjects, while the majority of russians lived in poor living condition in their menial jobs in the factories and fields where they slaved away, and of course none of them knew of the arcane arts which the elite used as a trump card over them, but there was a catch, since the tsarists were too inclined on magic they couldn't dabble at all with technology so that meant that they had to leave all of the technological research and development to their serfs in the factories (if one is too inclined to magic the result of them trying to use technology will be horrendous)

it was then that the revolution started when the workers started to master the art of technology in which they took up arms against the tsarists, the factories no longer served the tzar, and instead produced arms and armor for the communists, even with the most skilled arcane soldiers the tsarists had they couldn't stop the massed technological march of the revolution

when the tzar was finally finished off and the soviets took over, every form of magic was banned because they saw it as an elitist creation and practice, and they carried on to rebuilding russia into an industrial powerhouse trusting only in science and technology

now with all of the skilled magi of the tsarist's time either executed or in the gulags, the rest of the stragglers such as distant relatives of the tzar or other elite families who survived, now must rely on other means if they wish to plot vengeance, they've now turned to the many hidden cults that dotted eastern europe during the times of old, cults that were once deemed illegal by the tsarists due to their heavy use of dark necromancy now make up the bulk of their underground force (the tsarists made an agreement with the russian orthodox church that they'll allow them to practice magic only if they'd help the church's efforts against practitioners of dark and demonic magics)

so that's pretty much Russia's story so far
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ImashimeTheDaemon Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
My favourite is the Soviet soldier. He is cool.
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randomeye713 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
B: "I wonder if your brains taste any different from a normal-"
D: "-Am I going to have to shoot you again?"
B: "Uh... no."
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It's good to see a change from the usual wh40k
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RVB476 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
G and J look pretty good.
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CadianConcript Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
'Squats' look awesome =)
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
thanks :D
though i prefer calling them dorfs
i also based them off of afghans and other central Asian nationalities rather than the usual Norse or Scottish depictions
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MajorMurray Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
An enteresting collection of people, if I do say so myself.
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mixerria Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
British royal marine looks awesome! Style and skill combined.
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
thanks :D

i've always had the design idea of posh Victorian era clothing with some rather combat ready looking gear on
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mixerria Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
To be honest I would really like to see this (yeah, exactly this guy, his hair and the mustache, combined with these glasses, looks just awesome) royal marine in single picture, where hes engaged in a combat-like situation. It would be interesting to see his facial expression when hes not relaxed, as in this picture.
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
These are great, really interesting designs. I especially like the former French Templar, and the Elephant Man and Royal Marine look great too. :thumbsup:
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TrilbyApocalpysePro Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
you should really base a comic off this alternate history, its gold!
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
thanks :D though i really need more practice when it comes to sequential stuff before i even think about comics

right now i'm just fleshing out a world they all live in
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TrilbyApocalpysePro Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah i know what you mean. you have to make a world thats totally unique with it own environment and people, your characters and how they react to situations in the world.

its a lot of effort into making a comic/story/novel based of a world you make, believe me!
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ColonelMarksman Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have no idea why I find this picture so hilarious. Quite genius.
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
thanks :D

well i'd guess it's just so weird and out of place that it's funny
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Karooz Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
My vote's are on the G for the handle bar mustache and I for her resemblance to kirijou mitsuru. :)
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
fancy mustaches always win people extra points/votes

though mind informing me on who kirijou mitsuru is?
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Karooz Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
She would be the girl with red hair from persona 3. I've not finished the game myself so I know little of her character unfortunately. [link]
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Mandalorkian Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
I really like 'J'. She looks like a modern Joan of Arc. Source of inspiration, perhaps?
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
well actually she is Jeanne d'arc she's one of the few veterans of the crusades who wasn't branded a heretic and still serves in the french special forces commanding her own unit
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Mandalorkian Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
Cool, I like the similarity in names.
Are these drawings going to end up in a comic, or are they going to be in another project?
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Cylexus Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
I have to say I like your elephant men.

Of all these alternate history guys the idea of people who were born with a deformity like that taking up arms for the good of all (or not as it were) hits me something good.

It could also be since I was a fan of the X-men way back and have had a soft spot for mutants and the like ever since. ^_^
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