Histo-Sci Entry #2: Medieval Battlefield
Here is my official made-for-the-contest entry. It is supposed to be like a real medieval battle like (Of the same caliber as Hastings or Bannockburn, only with too few figs!), which were often fought on grassy fields. The low ridge is where the good knights had their position, the bad knights (composed of Vikings, barbarians, and the remnants of the Bull raiders and the Shadow Knights--the Forestmen and Wolfpack held aloof from the fighting) assaulted the line, and were driven back when the good knights charged (the Bat Lord and his trusty advisor the Dragonslayer galloping amongst the fleeing foe cutting them up). Please forgive me for there is no picture of the whole field of battle; either the computer or the camera corrupted it! (One of the two--all I know is that it won't upload!)
To all ye squeamish: expect to see some blood! (What to expect: a man getting his hand lopped off, a speared barbarian, a headless crossbowman, a warrior with a deep slash in his back, a beserker getting thrust in the back by William Wallace's sword, other men getting cut down or about to get cut down, and many dead men.) But I already mentioned this to Stone Goblin since I already had this planned in my head before I saw his great MOC Blood Brawl.
The battle has devolved into a pandemonious "every man for himself" sort of battle. If the evil warriors only turned on the advancing good knights and their advancing Cross standard (My good knights are Christian warriors!), they would have a chance to win the day, but their low morale does not allow this, although Jarl Siegbert (name courtesy of G.A. Henty's character from The Dragon and the Raven
) is trying to rally them and attack their advancing enemy yet again. Behind the ridge is a line of flags with a few standards around, also there are some barrels and crates of extra weapons and shields, and there are two catapults as well (one flinging barrels of greek fire). Criticisms and comments are welcome!
P.S. Perhaps the standard-bearer is shouting "Miles Christi sum!"
, which is Latin for "I am a soldier of Christ."
Edit: the gallery was not public yet when I posted this, so please come back later if you can't see it yet!
"...my conscience is captive to the Word of God. I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me. Amen." --Martin Luther