Archive for the ‘Middle Ages’ Category

Grey Beard Wizard Cottage

September 16, 2014

CesBrick became one of my favourite builder with his latest master-pieces (check the Watch Tower).
I like the walls’ texture, the roof and mainly the rock-work. The amount of details is at that perfect level without being to much!

Grey Beard Wizard Cottage

I would like to highlight a small detail that delighted me by its simplicity and effectiveness – the wizard hat representing the water pouring out of the bucket! Awesome touch!

The water pouring out of the bucket

 

Grey Beard Wizard Cottage by CesBrick (César Soares)

Street of Sionnach

September 12, 2014

Street of Sionnach

Street of Sionnach by de Gothia

Merchants Apprentice 3

September 10, 2014

Merchants Apprentice 3
Merchants Apprentice 3 by Gideon_83

Liu Zhang Temple

September 8, 2014

Liu Zhang Temple
Liu Zhang Temple by Lukasz Wiktorowicz

Knights duel inside the Cathedral

August 29, 2014

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Cathedral by Pippo Zane

Mitgardian Sheepfold

August 15, 2014

Mitgardian Sheepfold
Mitgardian Sheepfold by soccersnyderi

A typical Tundra Cottage

August 15, 2014

A typical Tundra Cottage
A typical Tundra Cottage by Giorgos Solomonidis

Gates of Sionnach

August 14, 2014

Gates of Sionnach
Gates of Sionnach by de Gothia

Modular Castle Town Square

August 11, 2014

Modular Castle Town Square
Modular Castle Town Square by frumpybiscuit

To War!

August 10, 2014

James presented this wonderful ship representing the arrival of King Richard at Acre during the Third Crusade.
I really like how James built the wooden hull of the ship! Well done and another great historical entry on the blog :)

To War!

Here’s the historical context given by James on Flickr.

1191AD, June 8, King Richard lands at Acre during the Third Crusade

The Third Crusade had begun after Saladin had conquered a great part of the Kingdom of Jerusalem. The Crusaders afterwards controlled only Tyre, Tripoli, and Antioch. A new Crusade is called by Pope Gregory VIII in October of 1187AD.

Richard had become King of England on 6th July 1198AD and began preparations to join the third Crusade. On his way to the Holy Land he fights in Sicily and Cyprus, gaining control of Cyprus an important Island for the Crusaders.

On arriving at Acre, he arranges a meeting with Saladin, and an armistice of three days is agreed so the meeting can take place. However, both Richard and Philip II of France fall ill. There is no meeting.

Afterwards Richard and his forces help capture Acre, despite his serious illness. Although sick from scurvy and being carried on a stretcher, he fights, picking off guards on the walls of Acre with his crossbow.


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