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Byzantine Horse Archer by nik1979 Byzantine Horse Archer by nik1979
Not yet done, planning to color it with the other works.

This is supposed to be historically accurate. A horse archer in Belisarius' army who wasn't from the steppe. I took some liberties because there was really too little information on the subjects.

Same thing goes for the ostrogoths, visigoths, dacians (all the barbarians for that matter), and the nearby steppe inhabitants like the thracians, scythians and sarmatians. :P

I wish there were stirrups in the era but it doesn't come into full use till the 8th century :( something we take for granted that took so freaking long to come into use.

Planning a Byzantine Game. What I love about historical settings is that, in minds already cluttered with so much info your maximizing the use of space. I get tired of fictional settings, when I pay too close attention to some of the details of certain settings, I fall out of character because of how certain things don't make sense . At least in a historical setting, everything is researchable, if you don't know something making an educated guess is not sullied by unrealistic factors and the information is not entirely useless outside gaming :)

Hope to finish some Goths today.
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GiRBeRRy Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007  Student Writer
this is really cool!

yu have great depth perception!

good job!
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nik1979 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007
Thanks for the compliment :D
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GiRBeRRy Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007  Student Writer
welcome!
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nigellus Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007  Student
Nice swork, really shows the skill of a Hun-born Horse archer of Justinian's Legions. Its also accurate of the age since the guy is still wearing a roman helmet.
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nik1979 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007
Hey thanks, glad you noticed the details :D
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ejeanmy Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007
omg! u got really nice skill in making the drawings especially making perspective!
keep it going!! :D nice lineart i can say~~^___________^
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nik1979 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2007
Thank you very much :D I'll try to produce more before the week is out :)
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Iron-Man-429 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007
Dude, that is wicked. great job on it. I love the angle you used. I cant wait to see it colored. Good luck on drawing the Goths. You should do a pic of Theodoric the Great.
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nik1979 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2007
Yeah, I should. He's an important NPC in the game. :D Hey, thanks for the fav :D
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