from Historical Artwork
interesting example of fighting from another late 15th
century painting. On the far left, two fighters engage
with long-swords, one employing a classic low stance
(tail guard) and the other a high "outside"
posture. One wears no leg armor while the other has it
only on the knees. In the back between them a fallen
fighter lies with his legs pulled up. On the right side,
a fighter with a falchion and large buckler prepares to
smite his enemy with a blow pulled back behind him. His
opponent, appearing to be uninjured, seems to have
slipped down to one knee and blocks with his buckler. His
sword is raised in a classic "high" ready
position. Both wear upper leg armor.
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