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Visigoth Warriors by wraithdt Visigoth Warriors by wraithdt
An artistic interpretation of the Visigoths during the Islamic invasion of Spain early in the 8th century. One is a nobleman, who acts as heavy cavalry with sword, shield and spear, the other is a commoner (probably a slave class if I remember correctly) who serves as basic infantry and/or archer. The nobleman's arms and armor is an interesting mix of Roman, Frankish and Byzantine styles.

This illustration was done for Medieval Warfare Magazine, a Dutch publication. You can check it out and subscribe here >> [link]
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3ntin Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
how didi you paint chainmail?
Very nice! One thing though...chainmail armor was really quite expensive so that infantry guy might not be a slave?
AMELIANVS Jan 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
He is a slave.If such a slave was well equiped was rather a metter of his lord and how rich he was-but generaly Visigothic kingdom laws demanded that noblemans should equip their slaves into combat well.
Very well done altough i dont think you had a clear slave class in Visigoth society. It was more proto feudal. You had however some kind of slavery or serfs but I dont think they were in military. Altough considering is medieval age when warfare came everyone trully was invoked to war. Is good to finaly see someone drawn how they actualy were instead of anachronistic or fantastical image.
AMELIANVS Aug 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
There were clear slave class in Visigoth society as well as slaves in Visigothic military,especially at the down of Visigothic kingdom.
Very cool work :D
I have absolutely fallen in love with your beautiful and depictions of medieval warfare. I am looking to commission some concept art for the fantasy novel I am getting ready to publish. The job would be character drawings with a focus on accurate arms and armor, and further down the line might also include artwork for a book trailer or even cover art for the book itself. The manuscript is getting ready for editing, but you can read the prologue at [link] if you want. If you are interested in the project or just want a free eBook please contact me at
gregory-fleury Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love your gallery and those historics are by far what I love the most ! Great ! Hope to see sarmatian/parthian one day ;)
BlakPlague Dec 29, 2012   Filmographer
Dude I dig this :D
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