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Battle of Grandson
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Published: February 10, 2015
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I love me some Swiss pikemen:)

I did this piece last year for the Medieval Warfare Magazine issue focusing on the Burgundian Wars where Charles the Bold made the mistake of picking a fight with the Swiss and got his ass kicked. Clearly he didn't get the memo from the Germans and the Austrians who learnt never to mess with the Swiss less they finds themselves on the receiving end of a bristling array of sharp pointy things.

Swiss pike tactics inspired birth of the German Landsknecht and Spanish Tercios and would see dominance until the advancement of modern field artillery.

Further info about the battle here>> en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_o…
For those interested you can check out the magazine here. Its a very interesting magazine if you're in to medieval history. >> www.karwansaraypublishers.com/…
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Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
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RebellingLemmingHobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art!
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Truth-lover3712Hobbyist General Artist
Seems to me as if they brought back a bit of the old Greek Hoplite style of fighting during this period.
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KeelmacProfessional General Artist
I would give my right hand to be half as good as you.
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Ludwig1920Student General Artist
awesome !

This artwork should be on the Perry mercenary Box it would be way better than the illustration they are using.
DarklyWhite's avatar
This is incredible, how long did it take you, if I may ask. 
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esimethHobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work.
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OberstJurtenHobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful!!!!
Zeonista's avatar
As a once and future Landsknecht re-enactor I can really get into this scene. :)
grantlion's avatar
It's so beautifull,I love the painting.
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Parrthurnax105Professional Digital Artist
Looks so real!!
Well doneClap 
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secretoflurkmoreHobbyist Writer
Not only extremely adept at SW art but also clearly a fellow history lover and medievalist, this is utterly magnificent.
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PaullianProfessional Interface Designer
No words! Wonderful, it's Grandson as it was, it's like being there!
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xDizzyBx General Artist
Beautiful, and good historical insight!
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I get MW, like you said great magazine. The Burgundian wars issue was great, didn't know you did the artwork. Very well done, concentrating on accuracy in uniforms and equipment while still showing the grand scope of the battle in the background.
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Very nice, you have talent))))Clap 
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Whose Grandson was it?!!  HAHA.  Seriously, love it!
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You're the reason why I buy MWM. :)
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Wonderful work, interesting angle
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