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Roman and Byzantine Army by Fall3NAiRBoRnE Roman and Byzantine Army by Fall3NAiRBoRnE
This is an album dedicated to Roman and East Roman/Byzantine reference pictures for a mod in development.
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unownkey Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  New Deviant
belisario units??
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Fall3NAiRBoRnE Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015
No, Belisarius was 6th century East Roman Empire/Byzantine Empire, while these guys are Romans at the end of the 2nd century and beginning of the third century.
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akkahn Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
Nice picture, even if some of the equipment wouldnt have been in use until much later. (Too early for Spatha and too late for bronze helmets (they were phased out pretty quickly for iron helms).
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:iconfall3nairborne:
Based on what evidence? I've seen sources that claim otherwise, but in any case it's kind of hard to tell how it really was as sources for the 3rd century are rather sketchy.
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FreelancerNorth Featured By Owner May 22, 2015
Wow, the detail of this piece is truly amazing. If I was able to, It put this piece on my wall in my house. Though I will be honest and I noticed the swastika on the mans shield, and I think it fits nicely to the over-all image. Despite what the Nazi's did with the sigil, it is still a beautiful one. I sometimes wish people wouldn't automatically see it as a symbol of hate, but I digress. This illustration is absolutely beautiful and the detail is astounding.  
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RikutaCreed Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
I see a Swaztika
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BizarreBoy Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
Do you even know what the swastika is?
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
The swastika represents a lot of things in many different cultures and is a well respected and commonly used symbol world-wide. That is, until the Nazis used it and ruined it. 
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BizarreBoy Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
Lol, "ruined it"? How? You're just another brainwashed sheep who thinks that Hitler gased six gazillion juice with pesticide in a garage and wanted to conquer the whole world.
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
And you, sir, are either a militant right wing maniac or an Internet troll. Either way, it still doesn't make you any less a pathetic, uneducated coward. I could rebute your comment, but I won't bother, for I got more important work to do.

And if you want to engage in a dick-fighting competition so eagerly, you must have the world's most unfortunate handicap, which could explain why you feel you must enrage others into arguments or make other people miserable, if only so you can distract yourself from your overwhelming sense of impotence and inadequacy. And that's not counting the possibility that you are either a poor, miserable failure who lives in his parent's home basement, or some rich, entitled prick living in a mansion who got nothing better to do all day but provoke others online.

Now go bother someone else, you silly skitstövel.
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BizarreBoy Featured By Owner Edited May 5, 2015
Despite your claims of having "more important work to do," you seemingly couldn't pass up the opportunity to write a shit-talking tirade to supplement your lack of knowledge and utter inability to say anything wortwhile. You sure showed me! And let's be perfectly honest here, someone who still uses the watered down "You must live in your parents' basement" canard to respond to having your SJW pride hurt and overinflated self-importance challenged is probably not the sharpest tool in the drawer. If you're that scared of having your ego hurt and work on drawing ponies from childrens' TV shows "interrupted," then perhaps you should steer clear of the grown-up section of the Internet.

Good job, you daft cunt.
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SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
Damn, you went for the jugular.
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
Well, he asked for it. 
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SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
It seems the dog barked back, though....not that he said anything worthwhile or mature, of course. Still funny to see him flailing about, though. (Like saying you have a "lack of knowledge", yet made no attempt to actually correct you...)
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
People like him are only worth one "Reason you suck" speech and then condemned to be ignored. 
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AMELIANVS Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
And?
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Fall3NAiRBoRnE Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
Indeed. :)
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giovanino Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
fantastic work
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ZEUSosX Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
congratulations, just please add some details, century, unit, place and basic source that reqonstruct [as an example from piazza armerina or whatever] + Fav
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AMELIANVS Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
End of the 2nd century beggining of the 3rd.Place and particular unit is not possible to tell from what is visible in the painting.Basic source are finds from this era.Everything you see was found or is known from contemporary art(but majority what you see are actuall archeological findings).His shield is made acording preserved exemplar(including its decoration)from Syria and original was used here in action at the middle of 3rd century.Aathor is Nikolai Zubkov.
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Denis-V Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant art! :D
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Phky2p Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sooooooooooooooooooo friking amaziiiiiiing ...hate you.
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Fall3NAiRBoRnE Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
Well it wasn't me that painted it. The other commenters above told us who the artist was.
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archproart Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A quality piece..the kind of illustration I used to enjoy when learning at school
most enjoyable to see someone carry on the tradition..
glad I came across your work...
from archproart.com
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MarcusCrassus Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
So it isn't yours?
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Fall3NAiRBoRnE Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
Um, no.
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Paquito-2 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Très très belle illustration en effet. Il faut cependant reconnaître que le bouclier de Doura Europos est assez peu vraisemblable entre les mains d'un fantassin légionnaire.
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Fall3NAiRBoRnE Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Et pourquoi cela? Est-ce simplement parce que des illustrations sur le bouclier lui-même? En passant, je ne sais pas vraiment français, j'utilise traducteur Google.
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Paquito-2 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
Parce que ce bouclier était certainement un bouclier servant aux hippika gymnasia, c'est à dire à des jeux destinés à impressionner les foules dans les pays conquis.
Par contre la forme est sans nul doute exacte.
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Paullian Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
One of the most magnificent work about the II century! Better: The best work about the III century ever made!

The foot soldier was my first avatar for TWC!
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wijse Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
These are roman soldiers from the late 2nd century around 200 a.d. The shield design was found in Dura-Europos.
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Fall3NAiRBoRnE Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
You sir are correct. They may even be Severan Dynasty.
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Intro71292 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist
Wonderful work.
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Apollonides Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011   General Artist
This is high quality historical illustration. I need to find out more about this fellow. I am interested in portraying the same sort of subjects.
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CoreyAMurray Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
I forget the artist's name, but I know that he is Russian and has his art in the St. Petersburg COllection.
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Fall3NAiRBoRnE Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Igor Dzis?
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AMELIANVS Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Igor Dzis is God of battle illustration,but this doesnt look like his style.
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CoreyAMurray Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
No, not that one. Something that ends in -Ov, I know.
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AMELIANVS Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Nikolai Zubkhov,I guess.
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CoreyAMurray Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
THat's as good a guess as any.
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AMELIANVS Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Now Im sure.It is really of Zubkhov.
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CoreyAMurray Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
thanks
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Gaddesreinhart Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
Excellent Work!
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