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Siege of Windhelm by LordHayabusa357 Siege of Windhelm by LordHayabusa357
The Imperial Legion has laid a siege at Windhelm hoping to crush the rebellion at the heart of the Stormcloaks. Windhelms garrisoned about 20,000 troops, while the Imperial Legion numbers at 45,000 troops. It is the calm before the storm while Imperial soldiers await orders and the Stormcloak defends the walls of Windhelm hoping to hold out the siege before reinforcements arrives from the North. 

Roman legion look alike.

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KINGRIEVOUS Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I served in that battle......How glorious it was.....
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chardo527 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
I know you love your Imperials, but please stop ALWAYS giving them the upper hand in battle in your pictures! Most Imperial foot soldiers wear light armor, not heavy armor. Maybe throw in some Stormcloaks wearing heavy armor as well would be nice. I know I can't tell you how to make your art, but it's just a suggestion from a big fan.
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StrykerMEV Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They wear light armor in Skyrim. In Oblivion and in the times before Skyrim, they wore heavy armor. Not sure why that changed.
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patrick19942 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
maybe to make them easier to kill??
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bigton Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014   Artist
Could also be because most of the Legionnaires in Skyrim (game and country) are Nords and Nords are most keen to light armors. Some exceptions, such as Rikke, but she's a Legate. 
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Chaser984 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
I wouldn't be too keen on crossing that long, narrow bridge to the gates of the city.
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bigton Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014   Artist
Testudo formations, those are often good at keeping Legionnaires protected (Roman Empire loved them)
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Chaser984 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
At the prospect of holding a heavy shield several inches above my head while marching in step with several dozen others for 100+yards while the rest of the world does it's best to kill us, I'm still inclined to say, "You go first."
Defenders went out of their way to break those formations up. There are accounts of catapults being pushed off the walls to crack a tortoise shell! At length they would get soldiers to the walls, but city assaults were invariably bloodbaths.
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firelord-zuko Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Do those 45k troops include the Dovahkiin, and if yes, for how many thousand men does he/she count?
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Unit645 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
RYSE: Son of Skyrim
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