Category: lances

Some illustrations of knights in 16th century …

Some illustrations of knights in 16th century “Gothic” and “Milanese” suits of plate armour I retouched to feature the colours and coat of arms I designed for my family and I. These illustrations are meant to replace some older illustrations of knights in either coats of chainmail or suits of late medieval plate armour to better suit the technological level of my fantasy setting. These illustrations are for a fantasy project of my design 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, where medieval-style castles are quickly being zoned out in favour of lavish country estates due to the advancements made in artillery technology, and where my friends and family fulfill the roles of members of royal and aristocratic households each with armies, lands, and fortunes at their disposal. In context to the lore of my fantasy setting, House Maher is the ruling family of The Kingdom of Aquitaine, or my fantasy project’s rough equivalent to The Kingdom of France during the medieval and ancien regime periods of French and European history.

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.)

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.