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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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Vashala Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
Holy pleated pants, batman!
russellchap Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For a commoner he seems well equipped. Anyway nice work.
darklord86 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
3ntin Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
how didi you paint chainmail?
Lunatic38 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Very nice! One thing though...chainmail armor was really quite expensive so that infantry guy might not be a slave?
AMELIANVS Featured By Owner 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.
EternalWanderer9001 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
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 Featured By Owner 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.
ironsides11 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Very cool work :D
ljodnster Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
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
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