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Battle of Halmyros by wraithdt Battle of Halmyros by wraithdt
This is an illustration done for Medieval Warfare Magazine, a dutch publication. It depicts a battle between the lightly armed but battle-hardened Almogavars of the infamous Catalan Company and the French Knights of the Duchy of Athens. Guess who won.

You can read about the battle here. >> [link]

And if any of you are interested you can check out the magazine here. Its a very interesting magazine if you're in to medieval history. >> [link]
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Zeonista Featured By Owner May 14, 2015
The Catalan Company have never quite gotten their due, but then like all mercenaries they suffered from a bad press. The French could hardly win a battle for the 14th century, so yeah...
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Miko835 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Student Writer
its like the guy was saying 'Victory! No quarter!'
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SetarCZ Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
This is a masterpiece.
Man i like it, especialy the knight in the lower left corner.
I am using it as my profile picture, almost at all my profiles, but under every picture, there is a link to your deviantART profile.
So i hope you will not unleash your rage to me.

Btw, I am sorry for my barbarian english.
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Foresternew Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
French knights? Win? Hah!

Great illustration.
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:iconpropagangjah:
propagangjah Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
amazing :)

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:iconmaldrad:
Maldrad Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
This is one wonderful piece of art! This picture also strongly reminds me of Mount & Blade, the action is samely furious :)
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archproart Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
all of your works are quality..I am glad I came across them..
from archproart.com
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vandict Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
great one! specially for the screaming soldier!
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ryanjanderson Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
very impressive!!  I was just wondering would it be okay if i could use this image as concept art please? its from a game design document im doing for uni, the theme is based on medieval times and will have 3d battles, this art piece would come in really handy in describing the looks we are going for.
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Rkaard Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
All of this happened after the Fourth Crusade, during which the crusaders conquered most of the Bizantine empire.   The Almogavars were famed mercenaries.  Infantry famous for their skill at throwing things with lethal accuracy.
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Madpizzaboy Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
u are so talented :D

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Abhukir Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Oh, Catalan infantry :3 thanks for drawing soldiers of my country.
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williammarshalstore Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Amazing!
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ZEUSosX Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Excellent work, please give some more in Roman/Byzantine area armies/soldiers battles.
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SeeKaz Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
nice
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Valkaneer Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional Writer
Absolutely stunning...
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CaptainZorikh Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Good work! The bright colors of the French knights stand out against the earth tones of the background and the Almogavars. The converging lines of the spears and the angles of the warriors also create movement that leads the eye to the knights. The knight falling off his horse in the background gives a hint of what is about to happen and the ultimate outcome of the battle. this is a terrific piece of historical art!
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Quesosito Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Great work. I especially love the action in the art. For instance how part of the battle is spelled out. Something like: Optimistic knights get wounded by javelins, pulled from their tired mounts and killed.
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RockZeppelin1969 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like that!!!
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Ashkelion Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Awesome!
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:iconcio22:
cio22 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
simply stunning!
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Fillburt Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Well done! Walter of Brienne was the negative stereotype of a medieval chivalric commander, vain and arrogant. Can you imagine his thought process? "No, you heard me correctly the first time; charge straight ahead INTO the marsh. What's the worst that could happen?"
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KejaBlank Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
The perspetives, the many people and the whole scenery and compostition are breathtaking! KUDOS!KUDOS! How long did you draw on that?
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b3hindhaz3l3yes Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
This is just incredible, I take my hat off!
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patton360 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Excellent work on this :thumbsup:

I've hear some say that the Battle of Halymyros is where chivalry died. At least for the French Knights it seemed that way.
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manwith0name Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Good detail on the armor and equipment!
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Johnson-X Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!!! How long did it take for u to complete this?
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TedShatner10 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
It looks like the wily Almogavars are winning! And adds to the argument that 3rd century BC to 3rd century AD Roman soldiers could win against European knights in a straight fight, perhaps easily with the more experienced legionaries and auxiliaries (and even 15th century knights in cutting edge full plate suits would be concerned about tons of Roman era slingers).
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Ksnellings Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
fantastic :)
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Lejonmod Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
exelent
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:thumbsup:
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Mathias327 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely fantastic. Been looking for inspirations for a battle scene in my latest story - and I absolutely found it.

I'd love to have paintings like these in my stories.
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ZombieArt Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
a truly talented artist i wish i had the patience to create work like this
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AMELIANVS Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Fantastic!I just also saw your depiction of hussite wars battle and as I am Czech I found it pretty realistic and really well done.
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ElderPaladin Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Knights are epic, I adore them, this art work is amazing...its immortal
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bb115 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
nice...
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OsvaldoSRN Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Good dynamics, excellent anatomy ang great painting. Simply awesome!
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Ennio444 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
I think it rocks from Athens to the Moon. Really, you did a great job recreating the Catalan Company and its different parts: the common officers, the noble officers, the tactics.

A great job!
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Kahdrim Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely superb work. Great!!
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Shabazik Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist
Desperta Ferro!
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dtsprinkle Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
I'm not interested in photography... oh wait.
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ElderPaladin Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
exactly
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162eRI Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Alas, an other French defeat xD Awesome illustration, very moving, very realistic!
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Xanarkan08 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
This has rekindled my passion for military history.
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alts78 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Very very good job!!
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Grey-artwork Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Great Job ! Remind me of the wonderful art of A. McBride !!!
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proteus2 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
Nice one
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Dunno if you've made any research on the site, but these hills actually remind me of the territory

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ELPHONY Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!

This is one of the most skillful works I've ever seen. :w00t:
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kaede-kit Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Nice work!
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LJFHutch Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely fantastic, really is an incredible battle scene, perhaps the best battle painting I've seen so far :)
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