Category: plate armour

Jean Dorsenne, Duke of Auvergne. Nicknamed &…

Jean Dorsenne, Duke of Auvergne. Nicknamed “The Angel of Death” by his contemporaries, Jean Dorsenne is both the head of House Dorsenne and The Current Duke of Auvergne. One of the great vassals of House Maher of The Kingdom of Aquitaine, Jean Dorsenne is one of the finest generals amongst the great lords of The Kingdom of Aquitaine. His excellence with military strategy and his charisma as a military leader won him a more or less friendly rivalry with Theo Percheron, The Duke of Caenesse and The Current Head of House Percheron. Amongst the great families of Aquitainian Nobility, it is the tradition of House Dorsenne of Auvergne to produce the finest infantrymen outside the Royal Army of Aquitaine itself. It is said that both the musketeers and pikemen of House Dorsenne of Auvergne are one of the few infantrymen in The Kingdom of Aquitaine who can surpass the quality and discipline of the infantry of The Royal Army of House Maher of Aquitaine themselves. Apart from his military genius, his charisma on the battlefield, and the military tradition of his duchy and he. Jean Dorsenne is a swordsman almost without peer. It is said that his excellence with the sword is on par with both Mathieu Cachart, Duke of Luxueil and Nicolas Leforestier, Duke of Logresse. Reputed to be the finest swordsmen amongst the current great lords in The Kingdom of Aquitaine. This illustration was made as a gift for Jean Dorsenne, a friend in France.

Some illustrations of knights I retouched to f…

Some illustrations of knights I retouched to feature the colours and coat of arms I designed for James Hobson, a friend in England. Both the overall design as well as these illustration edits originally belonged to my friend Robert Moore before losing contact with him. These illustrations 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 royal and aristocratic houses each with armies, lands, and fortunes at their disposal. In context to the lore of my creative project, House Hobson and The Kingdom of Albion are my creative project’s rough equivalent of The Kingdom of England under the Tudor and Stuart Dynasties from the end of the late medieval towards the early modern periods of European history.

An illustration of a knight I retouched to fea…

An illustration of a knight I retouched to feature the colours and escutcheon I designed for Jilog Pacesovi, a friend in France. This illustration is 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 royal and aristocratic houses each with armies, lands, and fortunes at their disposal. In context to the lore of my creative project, House Pacesovi is the newly anointed ruling family of the new Duchy of Alençon situated between the borderlands of The County of Touraine and The Duchy of Brionne near the border of The Empire of Mankind, as well as they are the newest of the great vassals of House Maher of Aquitaine. While many kingdoms and empires in the low fantasy setting of my creative project do not have exact equivalents in medieval and early modern European history, House Maher and The Kingdom of Aquitaine are my creative project’s rough equivalent of The Kingdom of France during the medieval and ancien regime periods of European history.

Alexandre Lechuga, Duke of Bordelaux. Nickname…

Alexandre Lechuga, Duke of Bordelaux. Nicknamed “The ebony Bull” or “The Bull of Bordelaux” by his contemporaries, Alexandre Lechuga is both the head of House Lechuga and the current Duke of Bordelaux. One of the great vassals of House Maher of the Kingdom of Aquitaine, Alexandre Lechuga is without a doubt the strongest warrior between the great lords of The Kingdom of Aquitaine, it is said that in both tournament and battle, Alexandre Lechuga could defeat up to a hundred men in a fight by himself before he would even begin to tire. it has also been said that he is the kindest amongst the great lords in the present-day kingdom of Aquitaine, and that he is adored by both commoners and nobility. Next to Romain Kilbertus, the current count of Touraine, he is one of the finest blacksmiths and craftsmen among the great vassals of House Maher of Aquitaine. It is said that he forged the sword of dawn, or the famous sword of Nicolas Leforestier, the current Duke of Logresse, as a gift for his ascent as both the head of House Leforestier and the Duke of Logresse. This illustration was made as a gift for Alexandre Lechuga, a friend in France.

Alexandre Lechuga, Duke of Bordelaux. Nickna…

Alexandre Lechuga, Duke of Bordelaux. Nicknamed “The ebony Bull” or “The Bull of Bordelaux” by his contemporaries, Alexandre Lechuga both the head of House Lechuga and the current Duke of Bordelaux. One of the great vassals of House Maher of the Kingdom of Aquitaine, Alexandre Lechuga is without doubt the strongest warrior between the great lords of the kingdom of Aquitaine, it was said that in both tournament and battle, Alexandre Lechuga could defeat up to a hundred men in a fight by himself before he would begin to tire. it has also been said that he is the kindest of the current great lords in the kingdom of Aquitaine, and that he is adored by both commoners and nobility. Next to Romain Kilbertus, the current count of Touraine, he is one of the best blacksmiths and craftsmen among the great vassals of House Maher of Aquitaine. It is said that he forged the sword of dawn, or the famous sword of Nicholas Leforestier, the current Duke of Logresse as a gift for his coronation as both the head of house Leforestier and Duke of Logresse. This illustration was made as a gift for Alexandre Lechuga, a friend in France.

An illustration of a fantasy knight I retouche…

An illustration of a fantasy knight I retouched to feature the colours and coat of arms I designed Jon Mertz, a friend from germany. 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 fight alongside armies of pikemen and matchlock musketeers, and all my friends and I are members of royal and noble houses each with armies, lands, and fortunes at our disposal. In context to the lore of my creative project, House Mertz is the ruling family of The Kingdom of Middenland, or the former Kingdom of The Midlands under House Bartol. While bearing no exact equivalent in medieval or early modern European history, the culture, language, and traditions of The Kingdom of Middenland resembles Germanic and Czech culture during the medieval and early modern periods of European history. This is largely due to the immigration of colonists from the dominant, northern culture of The Empire of Mankind, or the “Austere” Imperials as well as the cultural assimilation of the native, Albic descent population of the former Kingdom of The Midlands. Both the colonization and cultural assimilation of the former Kingdom of The Midlands are the result of Jon Mertz’s conquest and subsequent coronation as the new “König von Middenland,” a title that has remained vacant since the extinction of House Bartol over a century ago. Designated as a “Rieter” in the lore of my creative project, the Rieter of House Mertz and The Kingdom of Middenland differ from the conventional knights of other kingdoms and empires in the sense that their martial culture and traditions diverge heavily from the traditional codes of chivalry popular in The Kingdom of Aquitaine and The Empire of Mankind, as well as having a distinct military organization and structure formulated and implemented by Jon Mertz Himself during his conquest of The Midlands. 

The coat of arms I designed and an illustratio…

The coat of arms I designed and an illustration of a knight I retouched to feature the colours and coat of arms I designed for Florian Vidonne, a friend in France. Formerly the coat of arms I designed and the knight illustration I retouched for Kameron Chausse that has now been repatriated to another friend due to personal circumstances. 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 fight alongside armies of pikemen and matchlock musketeers. In context to the lore of my creative project, House Vidonne is the ruling family of The County of Artois and one of the great vassals of House Maher of The Kingdom of Aquitaine. While many of the kingdoms and empires of my creative project have no exact equivalent in Medieval or Early Modern European History, The Kingdom of Aquitaine is my creative project’s rough equivalent of The Kingdom of France during the medieval and ancien regime periods of French and European history.

Kélian Gerbolino, Count of Poitiers. Nicknamed…

Kélian Gerbolino, Count of Poitiers. Nicknamed “The Shark” or “The Swordfish” by his contemporaries, Kélian Gerbolino is both the head of House Gerbolino and the current count of Poitiers. One of the great vassals of House Maher of The Kingdom of Aquitaine, Kélian Gerbolino is the finest Admiral in The Kingdom. His family and he are one of the few noble houses in The Kingdom of Aquitaine that possess a naval charter, or the rights to own a military fleet outside the jurisdiction of the royal family of Aquitaine. The other being House Von Verstraet of Lübeck. It has always been the tradition of the Gerbolinos of Poitiers to produce exceptional admirals and to have the mightiest fleet after the royal navy of House Maher of Aquitaine itself. And this tradition of naval excellence is still alive and strong under the current count of Poitiers. On the battlefield, Kélian Gerbolino is an outstanding Admiral amongst both The Kingdom of Aquitaine’s admirals and the naval geniuses of the world. He is the undisputed master of the tactic of boarding and capturing enemy vessels. This illustration was made as a gift for Kélian Gerbolino, a friend in France.

Maxime Rius, Duke of Gâtinais. Nicknamed &ldqu…

Maxime Rius, Duke of Gâtinais. Nicknamed “The Gardener Prince” or “The Dragon of Autumn” by his contemporaries, Maxime Rius is both the head of House Rius and the current duke of Gâtinais. A vassal of House Maher of The Kingdom of Aquitaine, his family and he are best known for their traditions of gardening and farming amongst the great lords of Aquitaine. The House of Rius is best known for it’s administrative finesse and the lands of Gâtinais are best known for their exemplary production of agricultural goods, thanks in part to the exceptional stewardship of Maxime Rius and his predecessors. Since the production of agricultural goods in the Duchy of Gâtinais is far in excess of it’s base productivity, Maxime Rius and his House is one of wealthiest families in The Kingdom of Aquitaine outside The Royal Family themselves. Outside his administrative excellence and the rich gardening and farming traditions of his family and he, Maxime Rius is one of the most competent warriors amongst the great lords of The Kingdom of Aquitaine. It is said that he is proficient in a wide variety of weapons and in combat both mounted and on foot, and that his military skills won him the majority of the battles in which he had fought. This illustration was made as a late birthday present for Maxime Rius, a friend from France, that happened during the 12th of august.

Victor Blondeau, Duke of Châlons. Nicknamed &l…

Victor Blondeau, Duke of Châlons. Nicknamed “The Valiant Heart” or “The Pearl of Châlons” by his contemporaries, Victor Blondeau is both the head of House Blondeau and the current Duke of Châlons. A vassal of House Maher of Aquitaine, he is known for winning the love of most noble girls in The Kingdom of Aquitaine. It is said that he has sired many illegitimate children with both noble girls and lowborn girls. Outside his appetite for deflowering beautiful girls, he is a mighty warrior who has won many battles against the enemies of House Maher and The Kingdom of Aquitaine and he is known for his patronage of the arts. This illustration was made as late birthday present for Victor Blondeau, a friend in France, that happened during the 12 of August.