Insights from Historical Artwork

An 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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