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SavasTheLost Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
Italiano-Abyssinian War back in the 1930s speaks to me in this picture.

Bless the noble peoples of Ethiopia, who resisted to the bitter end.
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migwier Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
The Military is supposed to train you not to feel pity for the enemy.
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jfkmindequalsblown Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
ie. it turns you into an obedient killing machine that follows orders without question.
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DeathAlchemist94 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
If it weren't for the fact that this was in the middle of the desert, I would think this was a Last Samurai reference.  
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Eboy4190 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
You can definitely tell who was drafted
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wrestle593 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
My interpretation is these are not soldiers but civilian ponies who were forced to defend themselves.  Real soldiers are trained to fight.  They would not cry when they have to use their weapons.  This is still a nice concept and the art is amazing.  It's interesting how the one firing the gun has a flower for a cutie mark.  Was that suppose to be a dichotomy?
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Jordnut Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
And just like that, you've shown you have no clue about "real" soldiers and are a civilian yourself.
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wrestle593 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
And you've shown you are nothing but a troll.
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IceStormy Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
Was this from a movie?

Also nicely done.
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hunterhunter40 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Student General Artist
i dunno, man. war is sh1t. you just had the better side of the bucket.
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Stanmarsh2478 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is this a real war?
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Eboy4190 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
Looks like WW1 to me
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Stanmarsh2478 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah. Probably against the ottomans.
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Eboy4190 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
Aye
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:iconmccoda:
McCoda Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
"We have got the maxim gun and they have not." Good depiction of 19th century colonial warfare in a nutshell.
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Stargatepony Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*Gatling
Know your weaponry son, x3
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McCoda Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Yes, you are right about the type of gun. However, for the purpose of what this piece represents, the saying is a fit to the situation.
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Zebalien Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So... have you seen Zulu before? 'Cause I think you'd like Zulu.
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NGPegasus Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
I like this piece. I'm not one to look up art that puts ponies and war together but this is pretty nice.
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alexwarlorn Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
Princess Twilight Sparkle, "I DON'T BUCKING UNDERSTAND! WHY AREN'T THE TWO SIDES LETTING US BROKER A PEACE TREATY!? WHY?!" 
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Corrupted36 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Because violence is the first refuge of incompetence, war uses our best to do our worst.
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SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
Princess Luna: "Not all conflicts can be solved with a clean and happy agreement, Twilight Sparkle..."
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Toon-Resurrection92 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's the facts of life sweetheart.
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ArticWarfareCanadian Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic Work! I love this piece!
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migwier Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
Its the Brass Beast from tf2.
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:iconeboy4190:
Eboy4190 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
What do you think it's based off of?
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g-weegee Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
Its just a normal gatling gun.
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celticknight221 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
The gunner wipes her eyes. "Why aren't they retreating. Mother Mare, they know they're going to die! WHY WON'T THEY RETREAT!?"
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Ink-Dash Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the addition of the flower cutie mark. This wasn't her destiny.
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Mrzeromaster95 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Student Artist
Damn didn't see that i'm a bit depressed now. :c
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NLRrebel Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
Their tears make it beautiful.
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KironStrife Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Ironically Richard Gatling invented the gun to show the futility of war, and to show people the kind of destruction we can wreak on ourselves.  And this weapon was, and still is, devastating.  
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Drow3323 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
the road to hell is paved with good intentions (not that he'd go to hell)
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alexwarlorn Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
Same story with mustard gas. 
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Drow3323 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
So sad
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Alden-the-Fox Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Meaning badass as F**K
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KironStrife Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Only thing more badass would be a gatling gun chambered in 12ga. And firing 1oz. deer slugs.
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Alden-the-Fox Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
what about the 30mm gun on the A-10? XD that thing is badass. 
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xXRainbowDashXx20 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
That thing is awesome with 1FT. Bullets, those things obliterate anything in their way
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Alden-the-Fox Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah. I play a game called War Thunder, and I fly as the Russians. There's a plane called the Yak-9K that has a 45mm canno XD the thing KILLS.
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xXRainbowDashXx20 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Yeah to play that game too, I hate russian planes due to heavy firepower but luckily they don't turn as good as an American P40 KittyHawk
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Alden-the-Fox Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I started playing Brits. just unlocked the Hurricane ^^
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KironStrife Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I definitely stand corrected.  That thing is freaking awesome!
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Alden-the-Fox Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
eyupp. personally though, I'm a big fan of the M2 Browning .50 cal. Not a gatling gun, but it's seen service in the Pacific, Europe, Korea, Vietnam, Pretty much everywhere ^^ now there's something to be said for that!
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KironStrife Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hehe. Good taste in firearms. Jhon Moses Browning made the best guns ever invented.  They were decades ahead of their time.  My fave is the M1911a1.  
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Alden-the-Fox Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
103 years and counting ^^ still used today by some!
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xdust Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
These ponies have seen some shit.
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pittbull44 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
It kinda reminds me of the last fight scene in "The Last Samurai" 
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celticknight221 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
Yeah. my Favorite Tom Cruise movie. the ending fight will really tear at your heart.
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AussieGriffin Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
Anti-zebra or anti-griffon weapon I wonder. Probably the former given the firing angle of the gun and the likelihood of keythongs using their own spines over spears tipped with bone or metal.
A.G.
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