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Hellenic Standart Bearer by Merlkir Hellenic Standart Bearer by Merlkir
A unit concept for Europa Barbarorum.
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CiLiNDr0 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Amazing work! Love it!

I was wandering if you could let me us this image for an Android game called "Kingdoms of Myth", it's turn based strategy game based on a fantasy World. You can find a little bit more info in this rough website made by my colleges [link] (Sorry for the bad English). Of course you will have full credits of your work and link to your webpage if you want :)

Lot of thanks for your time ;)
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SirGodspeed Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Looks like a badass!
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kazmosis Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awesome concept! I love your work.

Is this going to be used in EB2 or was it from EB1?
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Merlkir Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! This is for EB2.
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kazmosis Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Cool, I'm looking forward to seeing them in action
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assassininja Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
Awesome! I love this mod.
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DragonStrider Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations on thinking outside the box and forgeting what the standart helenic soldiers wore in Rome Towal war.
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Merlkir Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Well, I was supplied with archeological finds and other materials, the design is not by me, just the painting.
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DragonStrider Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed its helenic in all aspects but not the cliched ancient greek weve come to know.I remmber similar helmets used by Thracians and uncovered here as well.
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Mobius89 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
Wow, awesome!
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Merlkir Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Mobius89 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
;)
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LJFHutch Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice :) He stands out from the background quite well, and the bg is also quite good. I don't know why but the shield really stands out and looks great.
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giannisk Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
fantastic!!!
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BunjiCourd Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
Love your work
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Merlkir Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad. ;)
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Krum-Strashni Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
sweet :)
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Merlkir Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:) Thanks!
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Destichado Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
Oooh I like it. Very well done.
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Merlkir Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanksies! :aww:
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mr-nick Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I like it a lot. Your style is really coming in to its own! I digg the impressionistic background mate

cheers,

nick
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Merlkir Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! The background is more "lazy artist" than impressionistic :D But I also wanted to keep it simple so it doesn't draw away attention from the figure.
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Azurett Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
I love the armor, very unique, it's not just smooth, its worn. Great job!
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Merlkir Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :aww:
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herr-garrett Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
Top notch.
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Katzilla13 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
Very cool! Again I am awed by your talent.
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Morhathol Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
Amazing, are you going to post more pictures for EB?
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Merlkir Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
If I paint any more, I sure will. :)
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Banditks Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
wow thats awesome!
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Merlkir Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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goat89 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
VERY nice!!!
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Merlkir Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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SpectorKnight Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
Great work on this. A nice, worn feel to the armor. Good job on the background too. :)
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Merlkir Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I wasn't feeling like painting a background (lazy me!), but he just looked a bit weird on pure black.
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great, like your previous concepts and designs. Detailed, as usual! Very good and traditional Mediterranean armour set. Nice colours and scenery too.

Heh, the title of this work just bypassed my mind when I started to look this picture. Without being an expert when it comes to historical gear, that armour looked like carthagean, especially the helmet. On the other hand, the image on the standard seems to be the crature called Pan?

And after all this furious thinking I saw the word "Hellenic" on the title... :)
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SylvanSmith Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The helmet is a Hellenic "Phrygian" type. It became prevalent in the 4th - 3rd centuries in Hellenistic armies. Since Carthage used elements of Hellenistic military in their core army (i.e. the phalanx), it was only natural they adopt some of the armor. The real decline of these types of armors occured with the expansion of Rome, which eventually brought it into conflict with both Carthage and Macedon. Although the Carthaginians fared better against the Romans, in no small part to Hannibal, they relied increasingly on mercenary and foreign armies (i.e. no phalanx). The Macedonian phalanx was defeated around the same time due to its obsolescence and inability to be adaptable like the Roman maniple.
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Merlkir Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:)
The helmet might look a bit Carthagian, but it's actually a fairly typical hellenistic helmet (post Alexander greek states + successor empires). The cuirass too, you can tell it's hellenistic by the long pteryges (those funny flaps) - earlier cuirasses didn't end so high and their pteryges were shorter.

Here's a similar (Seleucid I think) one: [link]

The image on the standart is a Gorgon if I remember correctly.
I got a detailed description from my assigned historian as well as photos of archeological finds (mostly carved reliefs) as reference for the gear.
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