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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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chardo527 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  New member
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.
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.
patrick19942 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
maybe to make them easier to kill??
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.
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?
Unit645 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
RYSE: Son of Skyrim
xalanthas Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't believe people play Legion;
So, your character was about to be executed yet "It's all good, brother, I am verrry forgiving."

And what is it with Imperials just giving up?

General Tullius (SC Final mission) = Gives up
Emperor (DB final mission) = Gives up

At least Ulfric and TinyNoseGruntyMan go down fighting.
chaos-sandwhich Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
to be fair, your name was never on the execution list , Hadvar even protests to the Captain about it, but is overruled by her

So while I wanted to get my revenge on that Bitch of a Captain, I don't blame the Empire as a whole

Plus the Stormcloaks are massive xenophobes who mistreat other races, the Grey quarter is a slum, and the argonians aren't even aloud to go inside windhelm despite being a major part of its economy
xalanthas Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like the Dunmer, despite identifying best as my Dovah-Nord, but its not like Ulfric actively harrasses them. He allows them to live within Windhelm which you must remember is the landing point of the original 500 companions who killed a whole bunch of elves.
Ironic, huh?
Sure, some Nords have noticed this and harass the dark elves, but that's not indicative of all nords. Racism is everywhere among all races. Just listen to the Redoran guard on Solstheim, regardless of what race you play (except Dunmer).

As for the Argonians, I don't really see them as a major part of the economy. That part always bothered me since they unload ships and stuff, right? Swimming around in freezing waters?
Even though they come from a hot, swamp climate?
Lore conflict!!

And as for the execution, let me put it this way: If you want your life at the mercy of men (and woman) "just following orders", be my guest.
chaos-sandwhich Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fair enough, Though I was also put off the stormcloaks when they tried to siege whiterun, Essentially I sided with Whiterun, the Stormcloaks attacked, they became my enemy, And because of the way the story is laid out, I have to be Imperial to progress the questlines 

If I had the choice I would prefer to go about the situation more peacefully, But thats not a Nord's way unfortunately 

The entire conflict seems to be a massive ego fest anyways, over who wants to hate the Thalmor more 
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