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Groene Tenten by jasonjuta Groene Tenten by jasonjuta
Medieval Warfare Magazine II.6
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Caledwiwer Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Who's who, and why does the spear appear to be so short?
Great picture by the way
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:iconjasonjuta:
jasonjuta Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. The Groene Tenten is the foot soldier; the knight is Burgundian. The spear is actually a handgonne (primitive handgun).
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Caledwiwer Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh! makes sense now
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KingofMunster Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Excellent!
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Spider-Bat700 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
I have to be honest, I'm kind of rooting for the cool-looking knight on horseback here.
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ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
Aye. But the infantry man's weapon is the one which became the mainstay of armies, under different forms. :-)
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Spider-Bat700 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
Yeah, but it also evolved into cool-looking halberds, and even when it was just a plain spear it would have been longer than that. A polearm weapon isn't much use if it's not much longer than a standard sword.
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SavageBeatings Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
It's not a spear, it's a handgonne. That footsoldier is about to put a small cannon ball through that knight.
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Spider-Bat700 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
I think a bullet would be a more appropriate comparison, but I figure the end result's probably the same. 
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OldJediMaster Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
excellent work.  I need an artist to do a book cover illustration, and this is the kind of thing I have in mind.  I have a couple hundred dollars to devote to this.  Please contact me skemerson@spamcop.net.
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MarcusCrassus Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
nice!
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Showzilla Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
given how primitive the fire arm looks and how advanced the armor is.....the poor guy is just about 200 years to earlier to be trying to gun down knights..sorry.


kick ass picture!!!
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jasonjuta Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks; the handgonne was very easy to use, cheap to make, not as affected by weather as stringed weapons like bows, and apparently was rather good at penetrating plate armour. It lacked accuracy but I would guess at this range it would be pretty effective.
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Showzilla Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
it's got a chance of piercing the knights armor, but if we're still seeing full plated knights, I doubt this is a gun capable of consistently penetrating armor with lethal effects, but when the gun goes boom, the knights horse is goin to lose his shit, so the gun man has a chance of survival, but I'd tell him to fight another day if the knight resist the first bullt
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SavageBeatings Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
Also, if the ball doesn't penetrate the knight's armour, he will at least feel it. That, combined with his steed freaking out, will probably leave him confused enough to not kill the footsoldier.
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Showzilla Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
Definately. Early fire arms did poorly against plate (but what didn't), but there are other aspects of combat besides power. Longbow couldn't punch through armor consistently and those that did lacked wounding power...but horses weren't always armored and the fire caused people to move away from it and thus allowed the english to tire out the french before english knights/mam at arms mopped up the french mess. Crecy and agincorte in a nutshell.
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TheKingInTheNorth Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
All of your work is fantastic
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jasonjuta Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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ironsides11 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
The armor on that knight is absolutely amazing! Impressive work! :D
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jasonjuta Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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ScottPurdy Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013   Digital Artist
Woaahh Jason, that's absolutely stunning, matey!
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jasonjuta Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers Scott! :)
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Wonderful work indeed. Can't fault anything. Keep it up!
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jasonjuta Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers Gordon!
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fredblhd Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Wonderful!
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darthmadigan Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
What's the spark on the spear's head? It can't be a reflection of sunlight. A fuse of some kind?
The other details look great. The perspective on horse's torso looks a little off though. Kind of hard to follow the anatomy under the barding.
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jasonjuta Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, yes horses are a complete pain in the butt. The peasant's spear is actually a handgonne; the spark is the lit fuse. The knight is about to get shot.
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KurlVeranek Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
It's a handcannon.....
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darthmadigan Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Ah I see it now, the head looked a little small though but I clearly see him holding the fuse. Thanks.
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nightserpent Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
eat your heart out, Osprey books! :lol: Lovely painting, Jason :)
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jasonjuta Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Paul!
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Tapanator28 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love it. A nice medieval picture. Its hard to pick who is gonna get stabbed or slashed. I think the knight is gonna slash that Spearmen. That spearmen's spear is very dull and short. That sword can reach him also. Its hard to pick. I'm going with the knight.
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jasonjuta Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The spear is actually a handgonne, the first type of medieval firearm. So the knight is about to get shot - could go either way really.
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
I don't think that's a spear...
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:icontapanator28:
Tapanator28 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
looks like one.
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KurlVeranek Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
It's a handcannon
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champain69 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's a goedendag ([link]). It was used by Flemish infantrymen to kill French knights by piercing it through the thin neckprotection. The knight would make a nodding motion as the tip drove its way into his skull and skewer his brain. 'Goedendag' means 'good day', hence the name.
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champain69 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Unless I'm completely off my rocker
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
No, it's clearly a fire-arm, hence the spark and the wick.
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champain69 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're right, can't believe I missed that :).
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gytalf2000 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Impressive!
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