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Medieval Army Men

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Titolo - Medieval Army Men
Tratto - Matita B
Colore - Digitale
Software - Adobe Photoshop CS6
Hardware - Macintosh MacPro
Originale - Matita su carta, circa 18x10cm
Data - Dicembre 2015

Le tre principali categorie di combattenti che era possibile trovare in un esercito medioevale di epoca carolingia.
Da sinistra a destra:
– Il cosiddetto "Cavaliere Leggero", dotato di spada, scudo elmetto e casacca rinforzata;
– Il "Cavaliere Pesante", con picca e armatura in cotta di maglia (le armature complete arrivarono solo molto più tardi, già quasi in epoca rinascimentale);
– Il "Fante", che costituiva la grande maggioranza degli eserciti dell'epoca ed altro non era se non un contadino o bracciante a cui era stato "caldamente consigliato" di prendere parte alla guerra gentilmente organizzata dal suo feudatario, e che si recava in battaglia con quello che di meglio aveva, ovvero gli strumenti del suo mestiere: martelli, falci, forconi o – come in questo caso – semplici bastoni.



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Title - Medieval Army Men
Line - B Pencil
Color - Digital
Software - Adobe Photoshop CS6
Hardware - Macintosh MacPro
Original - Pencil on Paper, about 18x10cm
Date - December 2015

These are the three main categories of army men you could find in a medieval army during the Carolingian period.
From left to right:
– The so called "light knight", armed with sword and shield and dressed with helmet and a reinforced jacket;
– The "Heavy Knight", with a pike and mail armor (your typical full armor came a couple of centuries later, about in renaissance time);
– The "Infantry Man", whom made up the most of that time armies and was just your typical farmer or peasant, who was warmly suggested to take part in that war his feudatory lovingly organized, and who went in battle with the best weapons he could find: his work tools, for example hammers, scythes, forks or – like the one you see here – a simple wooden stick.

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28118's avatar

Not sure if a peasant would last long in a war, especially with the simplest of gear like a helmet and a stick.

Kronosaurus82's avatar
They didn't last long, unless they fought another similarly equipped peasant. :)
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Evodolka's avatar
i like the little blue dude best :D
i think he is better equipped also
Kronosaurus82's avatar
He was rich, thus he could afford all that gear. :D
Evodolka's avatar
makes sense
yet again it's skill that will save them :)
Kronosaurus82's avatar
Skill probably helped. :D
Evodolka's avatar
a mix of both helps most :D
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