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  1. more of Marek Szyszko and Eastern styles Lithuanian Tatar cavalryman, 16th century Muscovite Reiter, 17th century.
  2. Lithuanian boyar from 14th century, by Marek Szyszko, Polish ilustrator whose few works have already been posted in some of those threads.
  3. Definitely. That said, well done fantasy designs should be something to cherish - it's a rather rare occurence. I like Keller's take on the warg riders the most, there's not much more brutal than wearing pieces of carcass of your previous steed.
  4. Yeah, about those codpieces... I recommend reading entry number one in this article http://www.cracked.com/article_21133_7-insane-r-rated-trends-you-never-noticed-in-famous-art_p2.html
  5. We can always make female characters wear a tonlet this one even has this "Marilyn Monroe on a subway vent" vibe.
  6. Coloured plate you say? How about painted German sallets or velvet covered Italian celatas?
  7. Matt Easton truly is a wonderful man. And as for the longsword with shield, there are pictures from fechtbuch of Paulus Hector Mair like this Triple wielding! Now I want to dual wield a sword and a spear and still get to have a shield! No! If it's possible to dual hold in one hand, then it should be possible for both hands! Two swords and two shields FTW! http://forums.obsidian.net/topic/64003-armour-weapon-designs-a-plea-part-iv/?p=1417656 Yeah, I already thought about occasional shield + supposedly two-hand weapon or shield + two weapons (like in Talhoffer's fechtbuch,
  8. It's probably just a longsword, those things were designed for two-handed use, after all. The blade does seem to be too long for one, though, but hey, I'm no specialist. At any rate, it's weird for something with that long of a hilt to be used with a shield, I don't think that was ever a thing (do correct me if I'm wrong). And it's probably not a proper two-handed sword though, I think those things are way larger. Again, I'm in no way an expert about this stuff. Actually, this video: might provide some insight. It's mostly set in the larger context of HEMA fighting, but the first few m
  9. I like that the guy with dragons on shield is "fingering the quillon", although in his case it's probably not a representation of innovative fenncing technique.
  10. Munition grade half armour, similar to the one on the altarpiece I posted. It's interesting to note that this cheap, mass produced armour has sliding gauntlet like flaps to make a fits-all size.
  11. Altarpiece of Wit Stwosz in Kraków's St. Mary's Basilica. I always liked the two crossbowmen in front, as they show how varied the lighter troops armour could be - from looking almost as full and heavy as man-at-arms' to half-armour with arm defences covering only outside and not surrounding the entire arm. As for the guys in the back, they always were a bigger problem for me. Is the one on the right wearing scale armour or some unnaturally shiny aketon? And why in the late 15th century is he wearing a 14th/early 15th century bascinet? My general conclusion is that the guys in front are Polish
  12. If I remember corectly, first batch of trained Muscovite hussars tried to present themselves to the people on a parade and upon the departure through the city gate broke all the lances.
  13. This piece of anima armour inspired me to make a little informative post about Polish hussars you seem to like so much, but I had to finish my finals session to get to it. So, after 2 weeks, I finally can go with it: First of all, Polish historians divided hussary's history and developement in 4 phases, depending on their equipment and the place they took in army. 1st phase Those are pieces of much bigger painting "Battle of Orsha" that took place in 1514. It's the first known Polish depiction of hussars in the so called racki (Serbian) style, useing light, hollow lances and wooden, w
  14. Little piece of information I found recently reading about Thirteen Year War between Pomeranian states, Polish Kingdom and Teutonic Order in the middle/second half of 15th century, that has something to do with explosives: one of the key ingredients used in making incendiary missiles was amber, so the fact that this war took place by the coast of Baltic Sea was really helpful for both sides of the conflict.
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