Another illustration done for Medieval Warfare Magazine a few months back.
This is the battle of Kutna Hora fought in a cold winter night between the Hussites, led by the famous commander, Jan Zizka, and the combined Hungarian and German coalition led by King Sigismund of Hungary (also soon to be Holy Roman Emperor). As you will notice the Hussites were a primarily infantry force based around the tactic of using war wagons as a bastion against enemy heavy cavalry assaults, a tactic Jan Zizka used to devastating effect and hence made popular among medieval armies of the European east. Here The Hungarians and Germans are caught off guard as Jan Zizka conducts an offensive push to break through the royalist forces which have surrounded his own.
Its was also interesting to read about the Hussite heresy and how it came about and why the Church was adamantly against them. There was even a letter sent by Saint Jeanne d'Arc to the Hussites threatening them with extermination if they did not renounce their heresy and embrace Catholic orthodoxy. Of course in such wars there's also always a whole lot of local politics involved which drove the conflict.
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And if any of you are interested you can check out the magazine here. Its a very interesting magazine if you're in to medieval history. >> [link]
This is an illustration done for Medieval Warfare Magazine, a dutch publication. It depicts a battle between the lightly armed but battle-hardened Almogavars of the infamous Catalan Company and the French Knights of the Duchy of Athens. Guess who won.
Pardon me for not posting anything for some time now. I've been busy with work and wedding stuff but I finally had the motivation to do some personal work. Here's my latest one.
The usual medieval stuff with a slight twist. A sister knight of the Holy Roman Empire kneels focused and calm before an assault. She is holding a poleaxe, the favored weapon of foot knights of the 14th and 15th century. Not as glamorous as a sword but its versatile and lethal against other knights and armored opponents. Think can-opener.
I quite enjoyed working on it. Here a little description of the character, Estevao:
Estev„o is a Knight of the Order of Santiago, and one of the favorite of the Master of the Order, Dom Paio Peres Correia. After two failed attempts in the Conquest of the Paderne Castle, Estev„o crosses with Princess Rasha, daughter of Rashid, the Mayor of the Paderne Castle, and the two fall in love and plan to escape together. But Dom Paio Peres Correia won't give up, and the final conquest of the Paderne Castle, in 1249, will change their fate forever...
This is the last commission I did for Medieval Warfare Magazine before I took a break to welcome my first child.
Also known as the Battle of Deptford Bridge during the Cornish Rebellion which erupted some years after the War of the Roses in England. Here Lord Daubeny leads a division of the Tudor forces in a frontal assault on the bridge held by the Cornish forces.
Since this battle took place at the close of the 15th century I wasn't sure about the style of armor they'd be wearing since around this time the german 'Maximillian' and Renaissance styles where also starting to appear. In the end I settled for a more War of the Roses look figuring they'd still be wearing what was popular during that English civil war and not so up to date with the latest styles yet.