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Nordlingen 1634 by Almayer Nordlingen 1634 by Almayer
As I told you yesterday, here's my first work for Ducbelli.com: an Spanish Tercio swordsman in the Battle of Nördlingen on September, 1634.

The illustrations for this company must be historically accurate. The dress, the flag with the cross of St. Andrew, the rapier, the dagger ("Vizcaína" sword), and the brimmed hat with feathers are typical of a Spanish soldier from that age, in which themselves paid for their own clothes and equipment, and fought for Catholicism, for his king and his honor over than for the money or glory. They were feisty and courageous, being considered the best army of the time (they were undefeated for 150 years). Nördlingen was a decisive battle into the Thirty Years War as the victory over swedish army consolidated Spain as the main european power, although forced the entry of France into the war, which eventually meant the end of the invincibility of these legendary spanish troops.

Hope you like it!
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Foresternew Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015
Rocroi was only nine years later....

Excellent image, though.
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Equeto Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist
Grito de batalla de los soldados españoles: Santiago y Cierra España!!!!
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JohnDrawer Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Student General Artist
It reminds me of Diego Alatriste.
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Almayer Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
:) Yes, I had several charcaters in  ind while drawing, and Diego was one of them.
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
E' meraviglioso! The rapier, we call it striscia, was a superb sword
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Almayer Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Professional General Artist
Grazie amico!
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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
Prego, è un piacere!
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JackCensor Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
The dude looks a bit like Diego Alatriste.
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Almayer Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
Maybe, but I think he looks more like Miguel de la Quadra Salcedo. Google that name, man! It's not based on him, but as the drawing was being made it was looking more and more like him. He is a great spanish adveturer, so it's not bad as an inspiration for this character.

Thanks for your comment!
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