Category: boyar cavalry

Daniil IV, 22nd Tsar of Rus’skaya. Nicknamed &…

Daniil IV, 22nd Tsar of Rus’skaya. Nicknamed “Даниил грозный” (“Daniil The Formidable”) by his contemporaries. Daniil Gronsky is both the head of House Gronsky and the current Tsar of Rus’skaya. The monarch of the largest realm in the civilized world, or the civilized realms according to the religious denominations of the faith of the many gods. Daniil Gronsky is at the head of a very large and powerful, albeit a bit undisciplined army. Among the historic Tsars of The Tsardon of Rus’skaya, it is said that Daniil Gronsky is the most innovative of his line. It is he who introduced the matchlock firing mechanism to the musketeers of his army, and that he has invented a new kind of infantry, “стрельцы́” or “Shooters.” It is said that the new infantry of his army specialize in both close combat and musketry, although they are not on par with the infantry types of other armies in terms of discipline. outside his military exploits, Daniil Gronsky is both a patron of the arts and of trade in his realm. It is said that it is his ambition to reform the culture of his realm in line with the standards of The Kingdom of Aquitaine and The Empire of Mankind. This illustration was made as a gift for Daniil Gronsky, a friend in France of Russian origin.

An illustration of a knight of House Maher of …

An illustration of a knight of House Maher of Aquitaine being knocked off his horse by a boyar cavalryman of House Gronsky of Rus’skaya. Now updated to include improved gold rendering on the knight’s gilded armour. Made to commemorate the crushing victory of House Gronsky over the Mahers in the last Aquitainian invasion of Rus’skaya, and as a nod by House Maher to the skill and prowess of the aristocratic cavalrymen of Rus’skaya, considered by the knights of Aquitaine to be one of their few equals in both joust and duel. This piece has been dubbed “The Hubris of the Mahers” to reflect the clash between the courtly, elegant, and refined culture of The Kingdom of Aquitaine with the hardy, resilient, and rugged culture of The Tsardom of Rus’skaya.

The escutcheon I designed and some illustratio…

The escutcheon I designed and some illustrations of Medieval Russian Cavalry I retouched to feature the colours and coat of arms I designed for Daniil Gronsky, a friend in France of Russian origin. This escutcheon and all it’s associated designs were originally attributed to my friend Gregory Romanovitch Maev before losing contact with the latter. The coat of arms and illustrations I designed are for a creative project of my design that takes place in a low fantasy setting with technology equivalent to the late medieval and renaissance periods. Where formations of heavily armoured and mounted knights fight alongside armies of pikemen and matchlock musketeers, and my friends and family fulfill the roles of members of aristocratic and royal households each with great military, political, and financial assets at their disposal. In context to the lore of my creative project, House Gronsky is the newly anointed royal house of The Tsardom of Rus’skaya, While many kingdoms and empires in the low fantasy setting of my creative project have no exact equivalents in medieval or early modern European history, The Tsardom of Rus’skaya is my creative project’s rough equivalent of Russia during the Tsarist period of late medieval and early modern European history. (1547-1917.)

An illustration of some boyar cavalry I retouc…

An illustration of some boyar cavalry I retouched to feature the latest colours and coat of arms I designed for my friend Gregory Romanovitch Maev. Artwork for a creative project of my design that takes place in a low fantasy setting with technology equivalent to the late medieval and renaissance periods, where formations of mounted and armoured knights are fighting alongside armies of pikemen and matchlock musketeers. In context to the lore of my creative project, House Maev is the ruling family of The Tsardom of Rus’skaya, or my creative project’s rough equivalent of Russia during the tsarist and imperial periods of Russian History. (1547-1917)

An illustration of some dismounted boyar caval…

An illustration of some dismounted boyar cavalrymen I retouched to feature the latest colours and coat of arms I designed for my friend Gregory Romanovitch Maev. Artwork for a creative project of my design that takes place in a low fantasy setting with technology equivalent to the late medieval and renaissance periods. Where formations of mounted and armoured knights are fighting alongside armies of pikemen and matchlock musketeers. In context to the lore of my creative project, House Maev is the ruling family of The Tsardom of Rus’skaya, or my creative project’s rough equivalent to Russia during the tsarist and imperial periods. (1547-1917)

A repost of an illustration of a knight of Hou…

A repost of an illustration of a knight of House Maher of Aquitaine being knocked off his horse by a boyar cavalryman of House Maev of Rus’skaya. Now updated to include the latest edition of the escutcheon I designed for my family and I on the knight’s surcoat. Made to commemorate the crushing victory of House Maev over the Mahers in the last Aquitainian invasion of Rus’skaya, and as a nod by House Maher to the skill and prowess of the aristocratic cavalrymen of Rus’skaya, considered by the knights of Aquitaine to be one of their few equals in both joust and duel. This piece has been dubbed “The Hubris of the Mahers” to reflect the clash between the courtly, elegant, and refined culture of the Kingdom of Aquitaine with the hardy, resilient, and rugged culture of the Tsardom of Rus’skaya.

Gregory IV, Head of House Maev and 21st Tsar…

Gregory IV, Head of House Maev and 21st Tsar of Rus’skaya. Considered to be one of the younger monarchs in the setting of my creative project and having been raised with a largely military education in a position of command fighting and leading in his father’s armies. Gregory Romanovitch Maev is a battle-scarred veteran of over 13 major conflicts largely involving the defense of the Tsardom of Rus’skaya from it’s neighbours, most notably The Empire of Mankind and The Margravate of Wrekka.

Gregory IV, Head of House Maev and 21st Tsar…

Gregory IV, Head of House Maev and 21st Tsar of Rus’skaya. Considered to be one of the younger monarchs in the setting of my creative project and having been raised with a largely military education in a position of command fighting and leading in his father’s armies. Gregory Romanovitch Maev is a battle-scarred veteran of over 13 major conflicts largely involving the defense of the Tsardom of Rus’skaya from it’s neighbours, most notably The Empire of Mankind and The Margravate of Wrekka.

An illustration of some dismounted boyar cav…

An illustration of some dismounted boyar cavalrymen of House Maev of Rus’skaya holding steady against arrowfire from what are assumed to be cavalry archers belonging to House Akbar of Khashabar. Now updated to include the latest version of the escutcheon I designed for Gregory Romanovitch Maev. Made to commemorate House Maev’s resolute, but pyrrhic defensive victory over their fringe province of yakutsk, against a much larger force belonging to House Akbar during the 2nd Khashabar invasion of Rus’skaya.

Some dismounted boyar cavalry of House Maev of…

Some dismounted boyar cavalry of House Maev of Rus’skaya holding steady against a volley of fire of what are assumed to be cavalry archers of House Akbar of Khashabar. Made to commemorate House Maev’s resolute, but pyhrric defensive victory over the Akbar during the 2nd Khashabar invasion of Yakutsk. A large, but sparsely populated province on the northwestern fringes of The Tsardom of Rus’skaya. The defense of Yakutsk, despite the considerable losses of the armies of House Maev of Rus’skaya and those of their vassals House Gronsky of Veliky Novgorod, is regarded as a military triumph taking into the consideration the overwhelming numerical advantage of the Armies of House Akbar of Khashabar.