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January 27
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Asian Dynasties by ptdtch Asian Dynasties by ptdtch
A (incomplete) portray of various cultures-polities in East Asia in the 16th and early 17th centuries.
North West: Mongols, Turkic and Uyghur nations. Metal scales and chainmail were primary constituents of their armour.
South West: Hmong, Bai-Yi and Lo Lo people. These people utilized rhinoceros or buffalo hide lamellae which were abundant as well as lightweight and effective.
Center left: Ming Chinese. Chinese soldiers had switched from the Tang-Song style to Mongols' plated mail and brigandine, which were more practical than showy.
Center right: Joseon Korean. Like Ming Chinese, brigandine and plated mail were favored by Korean.
North: Jurchen Manchu. Like Ming Chinese, brigandine and plated mail were favored by Manchurian. In the centuries to come, even brigandine would be discarded.
South: Dai Viet Vietnamese. Tang-Song style armour, such as the tiger-headed "Hổ quan" helmet were still retained. Nonetheless brigandine may have also been employed. Single piece steel breast plates have been discovered in small number, which could withstand stray bullets and shrapnel. 
Upper East: Ainu and Siberian. Their armour had been seemingly unchanged for thousands of years. Bones and hides were still very common alongside metal lamellar suits.
Lower East: Japanese. 17th century armour were substantially distinct from the splendid gears of the old. Chainmail and laminated steel suits supplanted the more costly lamellar armour, on the other hand provides more protection against bullets and arrows. 

Các dân tộc và quốc gia ở Đông A tk16, đầu tk17
Góc trên bên trái: Mông Cổ, Thổ, Hồi Hột
Góc dưới bên trái: Hmông, Bạch, Lô Lô
Giua bên trái: Minh
giữa bên phải: Triều Tiên
Trên: Mãn Châu Nữ Chân
Dưới: Đại Việt
Góc trên bên phải: Siberia và Ainu
Góc dưỡi bên phải: Nhật
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Skitarii Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
Awesome work.  Can't wait to see a complete version if you'll do it. 
ptdtch Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
thanks for the encouragement Llama Emoji-03 (Sparkles) [V1]

Yes it's incomplete. I need to add the Siam, the Burmese, Moghuls, the Safavid... provided I got some free time Llama Emoji-01 (Laughing) [V1] 
Skitarii Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
Do you play a game series called Total War?

Some of us game modders are interested in your material for an Asian setting
ptdtch Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
Thank you for interest. I used to play Shogun and Shogun 2 a bit. Mostly enjoyed watching my roommate fiddling with troops. If there is anything I can help with, I'm glad to support.
Skitarii Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
Nice nice.

Thank you for the art.  The modders are curious for more historical material on Vietnamese troops/equipment/weapons.

Don't worry if you're busy! :)
ptdtch Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
May I know which time periods are you interested in?
Skitarii Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
Mainly 1200s (Song Dynasty China) and 16th century (Ming Dynasty China)  Ly Dynasty Vietnam and...Later Le Dynasty?
ptdtch Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
BTW do you guys have a forum or web page? It's not very convenient to discuss on DA
ptdtch Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
We at have collected quite a few photos of Vietnamese arms and gears. Not all belong to the time span you mentioned so I will pick the relevant ones for you. Anyway if you have some free time to kill then you are welcome to browse…
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SetsunoYori Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Cái bộ hổ đầu là của thời Trần chứ, thế kỷ 16,17 đâu có bằng chứng còn sử dụng đâu? '3' Còn cái tấm gì buộc trước bụng làm gì có nhỉ? nhìn rườm rà không thực tiễn lắm. Theo em nên vẽ chỗ Đại Việt với mũ trụ và giáp phục đúng chuẩn thời Lê, nhân tiện có thể thấy rõ sự tương đồng với Minh, Mãn Châu và Joseon:
thời này giáp vảy thịnh hành, giáp lá phiến chắc chỉ nhật còn dùng thôi.

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