bkosar19
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Disappoiniting George Rogers Clark portrait.

Fri Jan 01, 2016 5:03 pm

I'm currently reading James Alexander Thom's novel about the Clark family of Virginia "From Sea to Shining Sea." The Clarks had 10 children and two of which became extremely famous: George Rogers Clark, the Revolutionary War hero, and William Clark of "Lewis and Clark" fame.

So, I'm playing one of the Revolutionary War scenarios in WIA and up pops George Rogers Clark's leader portrait. Yet, it's not George Rogers Clark as he looked in the 1770s- a young man in his 20's with a shock of bright red hair, but the rather sad image of a very aged Clark that was taken from a portrait completed after his 1818 death.

He was just 25 years old when he led his campaign into the British controlled Illinois country. By all accounts, he was a vibrant and energetic commander with a sense of humor. The portrait the game uses shows him as bald, gray-haired, and looking very much like the embittered alcoholic he became later in life. Unfortunately, there are no contemporary portraits of Clark as a young man. However, there are some modern reconstructions of what he probably looked like when he conquered Vincennes which could have been a better basis for his WIA portrait.

I know it's a quibble of no real importance, but I just felt like ranting a bit.

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JacquesDeLalaing
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Sat Jan 02, 2016 11:49 am

As you say, there are no contemporary paintings of young George Rogers Clark. "Reconstructions"? Hm. You need to provide the link to the young portrait. Then you've got a chance that someone might implement it into the game at some point. Unfortuntely, I simply can't recreate the "posterized" ageod-portrait style.
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Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:57 pm

Here you have Bkosar, just replace them. ;)
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bkosar19
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Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:51 am

Thank you very much, Leibstandarte!

I certainly didn't expect anyone to take my rant seriously, let alone actually give me the means to change the game. Anyway, I did substitute in the new portraits and it's great to see George Rogers Clark in WIA as he probably looked when he leaped into history. I am very grateful. Thank you.

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Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:51 am

Outstanding examples. The love for history and details is strong in Ageod and it's fans.

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Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:00 am

You're welcome bkosar. It was easy and fast to do.
And i love WIA :coeurs:
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Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:25 pm

Named my son after Ethan Allen and George Clark. Two of my favorite patriots.

Ethan George is destin to be a history major one day I hope.

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Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:09 pm

He must with that name!! :D :dada:
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