Category: shields

Some illustrations of longbowmen, billmen, and…

Some illustrations of longbowmen, billmen, and artillerymen 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.

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.

The escutcheons of House Hobson of Albion and …

The escutcheons of House Hobson of Albion and those of it’s great vassals for the low fantasy setting of my creative project. These escutcheons 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 updated map of the great fiefdoms of The …

An updated map of the great fiefdoms of The Kingdom of Aquitaine with the names and escutcheons of their ruling houses attached to them. Now updated to include House Pacesovi and the new Duchy of Alençon as the most recent additions to the great houses and fiefdoms of The Kingdom of Aquitaine. Map 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 all my friends and I are monarchs and lords with great military, political, and financial assets at our disposal. While most of the kingdoms and empires in the world of my creative project do not have exact historical equivalents, 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.

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.

The escutcheon I designed for Jilog Pacesovi, …

The escutcheon I designed for Jilog Pacesovi, a friend in France. The escutcheon 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. 

An updated map of the great fiefdoms of The …

An updated map of the great fiefdoms of The Kingdom of Aquitaine with the names and escutcheons of their ruling houses attached to them. Map 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 all my friends and I are monarchs and lords with great military, political, and financial assets at our disposal. While most of the kingdoms and empires in the world of my creative project do not have exact historical equivalents, 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.