A Seljuk heavy cavalryman and a Qara Khitai noble hunting gophers on the steppe. Gophers, once thought to be endemic to North America, were in fact widespread in Asia, until made extinct by excessive hunting by the numerous peoples of the steppe, mainly for sport. Notice the "spotter" on the left, whose task was to shoot gophers in the event of the animal having any chance of escaping, which would reflect badly on the noblemen's prowess. Can you spot the gopher between the two riders?
Edit: Corrected the spelling in the title, thanks to MongkeQaan for pointing out the mistake!
The construction of the first Tesco in Wessex, Britain, in the late 9th century. A union representative, depicted wearing a coppergate helmet and a red cloak, looks on, as a supervisor instructs a construction worker about the location of the future cart-park. On the left, a Tesco employee is testing a new type of shopping trolley. In the background, two mounted scouts are keeping an eye out for any signs of Scandinavian invaders (IKEA). Painted for Medieval Warfare magazine.
The alpine invasion of Italy was a military operation that would shake the Mediterranean World of 218 BC with repercussions for more than two decades. It was a world war in the sense that it involved about three-quarters of the population of the entire Punic-Greco-Roman world and few people living in the Mediterranean were able to escape it. Virtually every family in Rome lost a member or members in the swath of destruction brought down on them by Hannibal and his Carthaginian armies. The task was daunting to say the least. It involved the mobilization of between 60,000 and 100,000 troops including Iberian and Celtic tribesmen and the training of a war-elephant corps, all of which had to be provisioned along the way.
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So here is my new piece featuring Alpharius Omegon, the twin primarch(s) of the Alpha Legion. This was a privately commissioned piece, so if you have any interests in having your own painting made, please send me a note!