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Persian Immortal

... and an abomination unto pop culture, bravely slain by our Achaemenid soldier here.
Like, what even is that thing? It's an uruk-hai in black lacquered samurai armor, with two tantos? What, did the one not work? back scabbards? well, a tanto's probably short enough for a back scabbard, but still...
this is Persia we're dealing with, yeah?

And i realized the design of the hat included the dust mask where the ear bits hang way down, just tuck those behind your ears and it keeps the sand out of your face, brilliant right?

Immortals weren't particularly renowned heavy infantry, but Persia's standing army, that was always kept 10,000 men strong, and well trained for battle, whereas most of Persia's infantry were less well trained citizen-soldiers.

Persian cavalry, however, was not to be trifled with. Scythe chariots, cavalry, camelry, and elephants? spooky

Oh yeah, I launched a patrie... pastry-on or something. I don't want to pressure anyone, I would greatly appreciate any support, whether it be monetary or otherwise.
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KarakNornClansman's avatar
Rather nice, and fun! Your style is deft and informed by good research.

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At any rate, great artworks! Evocative to boot, and coloured very well. Have a nice day. :)
whatkop's avatar
Most amusing, that black-clad guy wouldn't remind anyone of "Ancient Persia", I imagine. The (actual) Persian's ball-ended spear reminds me of the Melophoroi, which is a nice bonus considering the context.

Such an effort to set the record straight cannot go unappreciated. 
Man was its really so hard to make a good historical movie about the east empires? Because I want to see this guys in true action.

Or see one about the Battle of Carrhae between the Roman Army and Persian Parthian.

Or without going further from that time what about Artaxerxes II. He defeated an Egyptian-Spartan Army in Phoenicia (today Gaza and Israel).
ChronoGandit's avatar
As is right and proper! The Immortals in 300 works in some fantasy setting not even related to Persia, but have no place in anything close to history.
ZethHolyblade's avatar
Amazing work! The (true) immortal's funny expression can be interpreted as 'What is this monstrous creature?... Is it dead?" and 'Was he serious?' xD
DarkOmen94's avatar
Thank the gods, I nearly wept in grief when I saw how the immortals were depicted in that blasted movies. The persian army was professional in the sense that the persians had been fighting wars for a long time and knew what worked against their enemies and what didn't. How else could they have created an empire?
LordGood's avatar
The Persians were used to a different kind of war, they were just in a tough spot there. They couldn't use their magnificent selection of heavy cavalry in that narrow pass
DarkOmen94's avatar
Yeah, the Persians were renowned cavalrymen and were probably more used to the open landscapes in the plains and deserts of the middle-east where they could use chariots, armored cataphracts, horse archers, etc with great effect. A narrow pass gives little to no manuvrebillity, the only way you can move is forwards easilly funelled into an easilly defended killzone.
DragonStrider's avatar
Thank you for making this.
LordGood's avatar
haha, hey it's fun to make fun of inaccuracies.
DragonStrider's avatar
Tell me about, but that movie was offensive in more ways than just the inaccuracies. Still love you'r work, also ponies :meow:
TheAsorlinsStrike's avatar
LordGood's avatar
well, wouldn't that be all immortals?
joeabuy1000's avatar
There could only be one.
LordGood's avatar
haha, history's got leagues on hollywood
MiladyDuchess's avatar
Absolutely! I can't stand that movie.
Akeidamos's avatar
That phrygian hat looks almost like the thracian alopekis, were they the same thing or was the thracian one inspired by the phrygian headwear?
LordGood's avatar
The alopekis is a specific phrygian-style hat made from a fox pelt, as far as I read into it. I would assume that means the alokepis is a result of the phrygian style being popular.
Akeidamos's avatar
So it is inspired by the phrygians? I did read that post-persian wars greece was all about that phrygian helmet and hat but it still baffles me how they'd be so obsessed over a smurf cap lol.
To be fully honest, I never liked the phrygian helmets and hats but the thracian variant of the hat is the only exception so far. Something about that hat just fits so well for a barbarian faction, but as a greek helmet the phrygian one is something pretty abhorrent, not sure what the fuck were macedonians thinking when adopting that thing.

These ones are godtier though…………
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