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.
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.
Hope you guys enjoy this piece
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 one of ten pieces I did for the new Star Wars Essential Guide to Warfare. I had a blast working on it and I'm excited that I am able to contribute to the Star Wars universe.
I will be posting them in the order of sequence as it appears in the book. Hope you guys enjoy them!
Admiral Hirken defends the Northern Dependencies during the Fifth Alsakan Conflict. This is one of a series of clashes between the planets Coruscant and Alsakan over the leadership of the Republic that took place over the span of 140 centuries almost 17,000 years BBY(before the Battle of Yavin). Star Wars starships look rather different back in those days when shield technology was rudimentary and instead rely on large reflective armor as their main defense.
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Another illustration for the Medieval Warfare Magazine.
This one depicts a very interesting moment in history, when firearms were a major factor in dealing a devastating blow. In order not to bore you to death: from then on, a lot less cutting, stabbing and galloping, and a lot bore bang-bang and boom-boom.
So.. i finaly finished it, eh.. Not so much time in general, but with all that work at home, and in office... bah.. So it's Archon - One of Stormbringers, powerful warlord from my comics. You can see him on one of the pages of "Nettlebite" i uploaded before.
Northen Sky by Matt Moliti's dark Empire - was my inspiration all along...
I'm so sorry that i ain't joy all you with new pieces more often, but i will do my best!
The woman codenamed 'Sigrdrífa' is a Valkyrie, a physically altered supersoldier treated with the Drachenblut Serum. Female subjects have proved much more stable under treatment and give a higher rate of correct implantation. Thus, this elite cadre of superpowered assassins is an all-female group.
A piece I did back in 2012 for Medieval Warfare Magazine.
I'm not steeped in German Medieval history but I believe Worringen was one of many battles fought amongst Germans and men of the "Low Countries" within the Holy Roman Empire. The politics and fragmented nature of the empire seem to land itself quite frequently to internal conflicts between its autonomous rulers. This particular battle is between the Duke of Brabant (left) and the Count of Luxembourg (right) over the possession of the Duchy of Limburg.
This is an episode from the great Gothic war and year long(537-38) defence of the former Roman Capital by small eastern army lead by famous general Belisar.After being sucesfull in repulsing major attack of the huge gothic army(150 000 says Procopios,but more likely "only"around 50 000)and having also upper hand in numerous skirmishes,Belisar's soldiers and civilians convince Belisar to leave relative safety of Rome's walls,use the luck which seemed to be at their side and engage the gothic army in open battle on the plains around the City,which afterwards lead almost to a complete disaster and only with great amount of luck on thier side Romans managed to retreat behind city walls again. As procopios described,Roman infantry was dissatisfied after learning their High commander did not inted to use them in upcoming fight in any active or important role,leaving offensive and decisive actions solely to his cavalry units.But two commanders isaurian Tarmatus and Principius from Belisars own household,persuaded him to change his mind,noting also,that it was Roman infantry who built up to Romans an empire in the past.
At the picture Belisar mounted on heavily armoured warhorse near porta Salaria,is surrounded by his regular army units with elite cavalry marching from porta Salaria and forming behind him.In the foreground members of regular Isaurian infantry regiment hold their ground with a massed body of low quality additional infantry made up of Rome's citizens "volunteers" stands under their own flag(Bearing letters Bandvs Roma and stylized image of Colosseum).Principius in the centre just comes before Belisarius with their complaints,behind him Tarmatus is holding a standard bearing an image of imperial couple Justinian and Theodora on the purple field.
Belisarius personal Draco standard is almost the same as fantastic painter Igor Dzis repeatedly have painted in his depictions of belisar's battles.So this is my little tribute to him .