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Battle of Worringen by wraithdt Battle of Worringen by wraithdt
A piece I did back in 2012 for Medieval Warfare Magazine.

I'm not steeped in German Medieval history but I believe Worringen was one of many battles fought amongst Germans and men of the "Low Countries" within the Holy Roman Empire. The politics and fragmented nature of the empire seem to land itself quite frequently to internal conflicts between its autonomous rulers. This particular battle is between the Duke of Brabant (left) and the Count of Luxembourg (right) over the possession of the Duchy of Limburg.

More info on the battle here >> en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_o…

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 Edited May 14, 2015
The grass in the Benelux region should grow well, it's been well mulched over time... Good depiction of this battle, which didn't really settle anything since France and the Empire were at it again in a few years.
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TheDarkWepon Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I am currently DESTROYING these guys as the French in Medieval II.
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Ruud2009 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
Fantastic work.
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OcioProduction Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very interesting , thanks!!
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Hell-Er Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
Love Holy Roman Empire, always play for them in Medieval 2 total war Feelings 
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Historyman14 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
Epic.
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Dr-Ahtfunk Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woar, a picture of the battle of worringen 1288. Glad to see some of this here. Amazing. This battle changes a lot over here and thank you to Adolf of Berg who founded the rights of a city to Düsseldorf as a antithesis to the city of Cologne. This was the start of the rivalry between cologne and düsseldorf which still holds till present time.
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Grand piec :)
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MarkTheGr8 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn sexy black&gold armor.
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Raubritter Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really awesome :-3
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Venexa Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You really drew the Battle of Worringen??? It is most famous here in my hometown Düsseldorf because it is the battle after which Count Adolf of Berg made Düsseldorf to a full town with all its right. So wow I'm amazed that you drew something we learned here already as little children :)
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Patriartis Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous depiction, and realistic to boot!
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CG-Zander Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great job friend!
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Rkaard Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
One more forgotten and forgettable battle that eventually changed nothing for the world but that changed everything for those involved.
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JoelWhite Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Looks great! How did you tackle the chainmail? Seems like it could get pretty tedious. 
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manwith0name Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Excellent use of color!  It adds to the chaotic and crowded nature of medieval battle!
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Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Professional Artist
Fabulous work, good friend!
Cheers!
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muck1 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
Mind-blowing, truly magnificient!
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NuvolaVolpe Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
:#1:
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Roboman28 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
Interesting. 4200 vz 4800 not huge by later standards but enough to fill the vision of your excellent picture.
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RoranHawkins Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, the battle about the region where my family lived during those ages. Also the reason we were Brabanders instead of Luxemburgians. Without this I might as well been living in the Netherlands of Luxembourg today! Who knows?
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artdude41 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
incredible work wow !
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Babyjoshy5 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THE HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE!!!
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cocarat206 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This picture fills me with joy. 
I was just reading about Worringen today, what a coincidence.
Beautifully drawn! ^_^
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dagdamor1 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
40 casualties on the victor's side and 1100 casualties on the defeated's side?

Who says battles can't be lopsided?
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Dr-Ahtfunk Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This can not be possible. there were around 700 widows in city of cologne after the battle, and cologne fighted together with count Johann of Brabant and count Adolf V. of Berg against bishop of cologne (Archcologne) and duke Reginald I of Guelders.
So 700 widows don´t fit with 40 casualties, there must be some wrong information about it.
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aaakker Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
These are not Germans but people from "the Low Countries".


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MacX85 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
They would have been considered German back then for speaking a German dialect. There was no codified German language as opposed to a Dutch language in the middle ages.
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wraithdt Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Pardon my ignorance. Like I said I'm not so familiar with German history. Where the "low countries" involved in German politics of the time?
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aaakker Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
Not criticising, just pointing it out. It is very rare we see a pic of this quality on anything historic from the low countries.

Love it!
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woutart Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Forgive my intrusion, but yes, The Low Countries were under the influence of the German Emperor. Even though in defiance many a time. I believe this is an alliance on the one hand between the duchy of Gelre (Gelderland, Low Countries), Luxemburg and Limburg against the Duchy of Brabant (Low Countries) and the German city of Köln on the other. Don't know if I have all the details here, probably Google/Wikipedia could tell us more ;)

Great piece. I love the detail of the primitive chest protection (iron plates covered in fabric) the Luxembourg knight in the foreground has (deducing this from the straps on his back). The age of mail, I love it. :)

Gruesome human toll though.
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wraithdt Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ok thx. I've edited the description to reflect this.
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woutart Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
Thanks for taking my rambling serious ;) :thumbsup:

I admire your work. Hope to see more historical stuff in the future.
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Justinsykehunt Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Grrrrrrrrrreatttttt!!!!
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ironsides11 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Awesome, I love how you did the the heraldry :)
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abellius Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Excellent detail and work. I need to hire you to do armor concepts for me!!
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Designed-One Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Excellent, well done
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CarlitosMoff Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Jesus christ that's detailed...

I love the little red dude in the back with the axe, he is like "Hey guys, I want to fight too!"
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Ksnellings Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
absolutely fantastic.  Love this
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