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Winter War by zulumike Winter War by zulumike
Battle of the Bulge, popular name in World War II for the German counterattack in the Ardennes, Dec., 1944–Jan., 1945. It is also known as the Battle of the Ardennes. On Dec. 16, 1944, a strong German force, commanded by Marshal von Rundstedt, broke the thinly held American front in the Belgian Ardennes sector. Taking advantage of the foggy weather and of the total surprise of the Allies, the Germans penetrated deep into Belgium, creating a dent, or "bulge," in the Allied lines and threatening to break through to the N Belgian plain and seize Antwerp. An American force held out at Bastogne, even though surrounded and outnumbered. The U.S. 1st and 9th armies, temporarily under Field Marshal Montgomery, attacked the German salient from the north, while the U.S. 3d Army attacked it from the south. Improved flying weather (after Dec. 24) facilitated Allied counterattacks. By Jan. 16, 1945, the German forces were destroyed or routed, but not without some 77,000 Allied casualties.

Here is an example of the allied air power dominating the skies. The German Luftwaffe and Panzer Armies are now short on fuel for there aircrafts and tanks. Also, complete supply lines cannot support the logistics of war due to the fuel shortage. The artwork shows 3 tanks stalled from lack of fuel and have become easy targets for the P-57’s 500 lb bombs.

Credit: P-47’s from SimV for FSX. Sky is from mayyang.com the winter groundwork is from Google photo Library. Various edits.
Tank ref: <a href=[link]>Tanks
Page 2 Panzer StuG, Page 5 Tiger, Page 6 Panzer IV.
Edited with Painter 12, GIMP and VUE.
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:iconeduardoleon:
EduardoLeon Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Perfect!
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zulumike Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am inspired by true events of WW2. 
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MoonyMina Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!
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:iconzulumike:
zulumike Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Appreciate it. Thanks.
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zulumike Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much, appreciate it.
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:iconcloudwilk:
Cloudwilk Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Filmographer
You do the skies really nicely.
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:iconzulumike:
zulumike Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You.

I have using both Painter 12 and GIMP to do the skies.
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:iconcloudwilk:
Cloudwilk Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Filmographer
Never heard of Painter 12 but I use GIMP all the time.
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Swatbot26 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Fantastic work! Very good!
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zulumike Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You, I appreciate it.
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