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Battle of the Great Grass Plains by wraithdt Battle of the Great Grass Plains by wraithdt
This is one of ten pieces I did for the new Star Wars Essential Guide to Warfare. I had a blast working on it and I'm excited that I am able to contribute to the Star Wars universe.

I will be posting them in the order of sequence as it appears in the book. Hope you guys enjoy them!

An aerial panoramic view of the famous Battle of Grassy Plains in Ep 1. It was very tedious to paint hordes of Gungans and Battle Droids plus I had to make sense of the troop formations but it all turned out well in the end.

Copyright of Lucasfilm Ltd.
Published by Del Rey, an imprint of Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.

You can get the book here >> [link]
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Shellsock Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015
Say what you will about the prequels, but I'll always think it had epic battles
BrowncoatMando Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist
I own this book- Wraithdt's art is a big part of why I bough it
Alpha-Dog Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Besides your awesome drawing skills I love the different ancles of view!!
colin6969 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
Fantastic battle scene !
Ragerancher Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
I always found it odd how a species with shields and energy weaponary still used catapaults and animals. Great picture though.
gamingscreens Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  New Deviant
while I would recommend googling/researching yourself because it helps keep you open minded/smart. but if you researched you would come across the Wookieepedia which has plenty of useful information if you looked and also the star wars website itself but since you didnt bother I looked for you. 

Souce 1 

The power source for Gungan technology was a mysterious blue-white energy "goo" that was mined in the depths of Naboo's oceans. The viscous plasmic material formed the basis of Gungan weaponry as well. The Gungans had mastered energy field technology for a number of uses. Their underwater cities employed hydrostatic fields to create large bubbles of atmosphere within which they dwell. Similarly, Gungan ground troops carried portable frames which generate a protective energy field capable of deflecting blaster fire. 

Source 2 

The Gungans primarily use organic technology and grow their vehicles and weapons. Much of their equipment is hand-crafted. The Grand Army's strategy was defensive-oriented with their deflector shield generators mounted on their large animals, the fambaas. The deflector shield blocked laser blasts but allowed slower-moving objects in. The Gungan offensive weaponry consisted of spears, atlatls, Electropole and cestas for throwing boomas. Gungan battle wagons pulled by falumpasets carried large energy balls for use in catapults.The Gungans also used bongos for transporting supplies. The Grand Army used kaadus as mounts for their officers and as cavalry, with their riders using flamethrowers. Other kaadus were mounted with weapons to serve as anti-infantry units. The Grand Army also used biological units as heavy weapons, such as cerrabores and lerraas, and swifts. Other heavy weapons included raapturs. Glurrgs assisted the Grand Army as workers.

Source 3
In contrast to the peaceful human colonists of Naboo, the native Gungans are a proud warrior species. The amphibians have long maintained a huge standing army -- the Gungan Grand Army -- as one of their proudest traditions. The Gungans prefer technology that is harmonious with the ecology of their world. Their weaponry is no different. The Gungan Grand Army uses domesticated animals for transport -- Gungan scouts ride swift-footed kaadu into combat, while hardy falumpasets and fambaas haul heavy weapons and shield generators into place.

All in all Gungans are an advanced race but prefer to use biological weapons/defenses that are environmentally driven/made and are harmonious with the ecology of their world. If this doesnt satisfy you then I suggest doing your own research. Its quite fun learning about other worlds.

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ZeonicPatriot0079 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
 It's just their cultural way of doing battle.
alphastriker1 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, it was Organic plasma. The shields were composed of very volatile plasma which shorted out after 5-ish minutes.
The weapons they used were basically organic volatile sludge.

I think that clears some stuff up.
Ragerancher Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
Not really relevant, they are still using animals and catapaults.
alphastriker1 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, they arent exactly technologically advanced now are they.
Ragerancher Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
They have sheilds, weird plasma bombs, build a craft that can go through the centre of the planet but still use catapaults and animals. Yes they are technologically advanced, it's just very inconsistent.
Skoshi8 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
That's fantasy warfare for you, a laser pistol in one hand and a sword in the other.  :D (Big Grin) 
alphastriker1 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, you have a point there.
Should we stop this argument already?
profutur1971 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Belle image ! Bon travail ! Félicitations !
SilverWolfJudge Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
My favorite Star Wars moment...
DARTHTURDER12 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
ep1 4 life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FlyingWhales87 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This battle was the most redeeming part of Episode I, and you captured it perfectly. 
Crimson-Dragon-King Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Nice :)
CommanderVeers Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my god man I love these! The book is really, really fantastic and so very much thanks to your art pieces. Really spectacular. Such realism and such attention to detail. And an eye for action. Thank you so much for making these and bringing the SW universe's unseen locations and battles to life.

Your other work is amazing too, props!
MillianaMoonwalll Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
epic battle!
RoluevasVasReisa Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
that is beyond amazing =D much more epic than the actual battle
CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
API-Beast Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now I want a "Total War: Star Wars" game ;)
SilverWolfJudge Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
SmyliArt Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wedge009 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Great work in persisting with the troop formations. I can imagine it would be pain-staking doing it in CG (as in, each unit has to be just slightly out of sync, can't just 'copy-and-paste'), how much more painful it would be to do it in a painting, even if it's only one frame. Very epic atmosphere here.
thierryclan14 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Epic mate! Epic!
Danielsfcarlos Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
RobThemBack Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
I like the detail on the STAP
CrashKirby64 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sliversun Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Awesome! I love the details!
duaine13 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Star Wars total war :war:
Kittenisgoth Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! I love it! Really great work!
SirIssac Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
It's a great picture from battle of Nabu.
Numarkoo Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing battle scene ! :D
CrashKirby64 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:icondroidekaplz: :iconbattledroidplz:
CrashKirby64 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh yeah, AWESOME :la:
norriscarrejr Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Medjugore Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic, i never met someone so fan of star wars and good enough to edit wonderful Star wars wallpaper!
Kamilekg1116 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It is beautiful and gives chałoś battle, but I have one comment Gunga were set equal to the rows.
khryztyxn Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Hi, great your work...
Krulos Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
I like it, it remind me the problem of design for those Battle droids that drives the speeder, the STAPS, the exhaust engines are in front of their knees, and they seems very Hot, maybe those specific droids have improved alloy in their knees. Or... they are getting off of that before they have knee problems,... :)
EcureuilMatrix Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
My favorite part is the Gungan cavalry (kaadury?) charge flanking the droids. Tactics!
makariytakael92 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student General Artist
these are all very cool, nice work!
orcbruto Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I hope the Gungans get all smashed! I hate Gungans, they are soooo ridiculous! =D
CodyOP Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this work. It makes me desperately want a Battlefront III :P
BluDrgn426 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
wow!!!! effing baddass!!!
Empkin Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional
nice work
exocolumn Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
what's this! Gungans using tactics! impossible!
bloknayrb Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, this is Gungans marching straight at their enemy, who happens to be stupid enough to engage them in like manner instead of pounding them from the air or with artillery.
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