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In the 15th and 16th centuries, paid soldiers who served the monarch of Germany, the Holy Roman Emperor, and others were known as <i>Landsknecht</i> (mercenary) units. Pikemen and foot soldiers, they eventually became the universal mercenaries of the Northern European Renaissance.
Here we see a sumptuously-attired captain of the Guild of St. Maurice from Bavaria surveying his troops during a training exercise in a misty forest.
Portrait in digital oils. The figure has been taken from an original photograph shot October 23, 2010; the background is taken from a photograph by the talented artist Constance Widen.*
Tech specs: Filter Forge, Filters Unlimited, Xero, a layer of DAP over a layer of Photoshop
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