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Battle of Kutna Hora by wraithdt Battle of Kutna Hora by wraithdt
Another illustration done for Medieval Warfare Magazine a few months back.

This is the battle of Kutna Hora fought in a cold winter night between the Hussites, led by the famous commander, Jan Zizka, and the combined Hungarian and German coalition led by King Sigismund of Hungary (also soon to be Holy Roman Emperor). As you will notice the Hussites were a primarily infantry force based around the tactic of using war wagons as a bastion against enemy heavy cavalry assaults, a tactic Jan Zizka used to devastating effect and hence made popular among medieval armies of the European east. Here The Hungarians and Germans are caught off guard as Jan Zizka conducts an offensive push to break through the royalist forces which have surrounded his own.

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

Its was also interesting to read about the Hussite heresy and how it came about and why the Church was adamantly against them. There was even a letter sent by Saint Jeanne d'Arc to the Hussites threatening them with extermination if they did not renounce their heresy and embrace Catholic orthodoxy. Of course in such wars there's also always a whole lot of local politics involved which drove the conflict.

Hope you guys enjoy this piece :)

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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AlphaPot Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
Superb piece of art! I love the Hussite period.
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maggot4live Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I love it!!! Really happy that someone can be intrested in history of my land! :)) Thank you!
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No1re Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
You did amazing work.
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Jackskeleton1987 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Professional Artist
that's all it is beautiful in this sketch, the details and the spatial depth .... c'est tout ce qu'il est beau dans ce dessin, les détails et la profondeur spatiale. =) =D
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SMiki55 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Hussites. Love them :)

I've readen very well trilogy about Hussite Wars by Andrzej Sapkowski. Titles are "Narrentusm", "Warriors of God" and "Lux perpetua".

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narrentu…
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bo%C5%BC…
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lux_perp…
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profutur1971 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
Belle image ! Bon travail ! Félicitations !
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alk27alk27 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
the two shield guys are from spain, the tower is Castile and the cup is from Galicia. why are they in a german/ Hungarian revolt?
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AlphaPot Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
Such dispaly of ignorance amazes me.
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alk27alk27 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
such displays of arrogance amazes me even more
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AMELIANVS Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Well there are some mistakes in your post...well in completely every sentence:

-Those two shield guys are not from Spain but from Bohemian kingdom.
-the tower IS NOT Castile(which in fact look differently and architecture in Spain is different)but coat of arms of the city of Prague-capital city of Bohemian kingdom.There are plenty of others coat of arms in czech lands as well as in other countries with similar city wall.It is not exclusive for Spain only.

-cup IS NOT from Galicia.It is the main symbol of Hussite revolution and armies.

-it IS NOT"German/ Hungarian revolt" but Czech religious and social revolution and civil war inside of Kingdom of Bohemia.Although Hussite revolution ideas were exported into surounding countries as well.

-and by the way-soldiers from Spain might take and almost certainly take part in this conflict as part of one of the international Crusades that were sent against Bohemia -all of them being decisively defeated by the Hussites.

Hope this helped man .-)
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