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Ps cs3. About 12 hours.

Byzantine heavy cavalry, 11th century. This type of elite heavy cavalry was named "cataphract"which means fully armoured, in a way.
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darklord86 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Very nice!
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bontanel Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Paialogolog flag! Nice!
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bontanel Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Palaiologos
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Trotsky17 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
I really like it!
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medievallass Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow wonderful work Byzantine history is so cool, and sadly over looked. You did a fantastic job with the armor and its details.

Hayley :floating:
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Trotsky17 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
So true. People always think of Byzantine empire was stagnant. It lasted hundreds of years and considering all the chaos in the Western Roman Empire that was no mean feat.
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medievallass Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I couldn't agree more. I'm a history major at university and sadly I've never seen a Byzantine Empire course. I'm really surprised by this I mean there's so much there.

Hayley :floating:
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ardashir Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
This is some amazing art. The helmet and mail coif along the the barding look especially accurate.
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:icondmavromatis:
dmavromatis Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot
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DarkCarlos-129 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
I love it, great work :D
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:icondmavromatis:
dmavromatis Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks
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RelativeEquinox Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
If I could make a request, could you do one of the Byzantine Kavalorioi, their mounted archers/crossbowmen?
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dmavromatis Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lol...I wish I find the time my friend
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NarnianGriff23 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Love it Great work :D
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:icondmavromatis:
dmavromatis Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot
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NarnianGriff23 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
your very welcome :D
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sasfreak Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
actually my ancestors,the Bulgars onec fought guys similar to those it probaly was hard as hell to kill one of those :D :D :D :D :D by the way the pic is awesome i really like it
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:icondmavromatis:
dmavromatis Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
well...I guess :slow:

Brutal times for both byzantines and bulgars...
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sasfreak Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
yeah but afterall we managed to win and to make are own country Bulgaria :D :D :D
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AntoniousofPheonix Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
finaly, someone else who knows what a cataphract is.
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dmavromatis Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:slow:
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theubbergeek2 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
It is a developement in cavalry warfare that came originaly from Parthans or SCythians, I think, passed on the Persians, and to Greece and beyond... Cultural diffusion of ideas.

I heard it was the base, the prototypal equipement for knights of europe. Maybe...
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dmavromatis Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Correct
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papada Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
Polu kali douleia file!
Mono mia paratirisi: o dikefalos aetos htan oikogenieakos thyreos tis dunasteias twn Palaiologwn kai xrisimopoiithike ws autokratoriko emblima meta to 1261 AD (anakatalipsi Kwn/polis apo Fragkous)
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dmavromatis Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
S'eyxaristw poly!

Kai nai, exeis dikio gia ton aeto...apo ti viasyni na teleiwsw ithela na valw kati xaraktiristiko twn vyzantinwn...
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Ctrela Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011   General Artist
Kataplhktikh douleia!!!!
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dmavromatis Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
eyxaristw
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