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Battle on the Ice
The Battle of Lake Peipus was a battle between the Republic of Novgorod led by Prince Alexander Yaroslavich against the Livonian branch of the Teutonic Knights on April 5, 1242, at Lake Peipus.
About this creation

The Battle of Lake Peipus was a battle between the Republic of Novgorod led by Prince Alexander Yaroslavich against the Livonian branch of the Teutonic Knights on April 5, 1242, at Lake Peipus. The crusader forces likely numbered somewhere in the area of 500 to 1000. Most of them were probably Chud (Estonian) levies. The Russian force in contrast numbered around 5,000 soldiers: Alexander and his brother Andrew's bodyguards (druzhina), who numbered around 1,000, plus the militia of Novgorod.

The first scene set-up is suppose to be near the end of the battle when the fresh Novgorod cavalry enters in the fighting. This startles the Teutonic Knights' lines and they start retreating across the lake and many knights at this time fall through the ice. But Wikipedia says "According to contemporary Russian chronicles, after hours of hand-to-hand fighting, Alexander ordered the left and right wings of his archers to enter the battle. The knights by this time were exhausted from the constant fighting and struggling with the slippery surface of the frozen lake. The Crusaders started to retreat in disarray deeper onto the ice, and the appearance of the fresh Russian cavalry made them run for their lives. When the knights attempted to rally themselves at the far side of the lake the thin ice started to collapse, under the weight of their heavy armour, and many knights drowned." Oops! So I did a slightly different version. This happens when you don't read things thoroughly.

Also, I suggest you listen to 'Battle on the Ice" by Sergey Prokofiev(Album: Alexander Nevsky). Really inspires me and is a excellent song to listen to when building battle MOCs or MOCs in general.

Enjoy!
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Comments

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  September 11, 2011
Very good! And great use of pieces to make a good looking terrain. Reminds me of the seen from the movie "King Arthur."
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  September 9, 2011
This is awesome! Im not usually one to like battle scenes but the terrain really makes this unique and cool! Love the ice, and use of the flat bricks. Cool! Especially the tipped ice block. Epic! I might have to appropriate this technique in a future build... ;-)
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  September 9, 2011
This is awesome! Im not usually one to like battle scenes but the terrain really makes this unique and cool! Love the ice, and use of the flat bricks. Cool! Especially the tipped ice block. Epic! I might have to appropriate this technique in a future build... ;-)
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  December 21, 2010
I remember this scene now! It was an old movie called Alexander Nevsky, made in the 1938. This sure brings back memories (not that I'm saying I'm old).
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  December 21, 2010
I remember this scene now! It was an old movie called Alexander Nevsky, made in the 1938. This sure brings back memories (not that I'm saying I old).
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  October 12, 2010
Simply wonderful, thank you for sharing this!
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  August 23, 2010
Nice job on the ice!Really like it!
Stone Goblin
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Sargeant Brick
  April 17, 2010
Coolest thing i've seen so far
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  March 17, 2010
I always listen to Dewey Cox when i build.It helps me build faster.??
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  October 20, 2009
Love the battle on cracked ice!
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  September 24, 2009
that is awesome if you look at the last picture it almost looks real.5/5
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  July 22, 2009
Quoting Makuta Bane . Very well done. I love the concept, and the SNOT. Was this a real battle?
Yes, it was a real battle. Probably not that important as for as size and the battles outcome effect on the region especially for Teutonic Knights. But for the people of Novgorod it was probably a morale booster for the kingdom. Thanks for the comments and sorry for taking so long to respond.:[
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  July 22, 2009
Quoting Peter Telemachus The finishing touch is if the water is transparent darkblue IMO. But still you did a great job!
Thanks! I just don't have enough trans-blue pieces for the size of the MOC. Sorry for the very slow response.
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  January 4, 2009
Brillient model, lots of action and detail. Also well backed up with the history.
Stone Goblin
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masterchief 1
  December 15, 2008
A great MOC from a great film (Aexander Nevsky).
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  December 7, 2008
Go Tuetons! woot lol
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  December 6, 2008
The finishing touch is if the water is transparent darkblue IMO. But still you did a great job!
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  October 5, 2008
Love the landscape, and men. Comment on my stuff, please. Nathan
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  August 24, 2008
Very well done. I love the concept, and the SNOT. Was this a real battle?
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  July 5, 2008
i love how you did the ice
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  May 9, 2008
This is amazing! ice looks so cool and figs are good.
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  March 29, 2008
Woah,the cracked ice got me off buard,SWEET job.
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  February 26, 2008
Awsome! thats so good, one of the best things is the horse coming out of the water.
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  February 23, 2008
Man, thatīs awesome. I love the ice and itīs a nice battle feeling. Sweet!!!
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  February 23, 2008
Just the ice cracking alone is fantstic, let alone the whole scene. The second last shot looks like a minifig's viewpoint :)
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  February 23, 2008
So awsome... reminds me of a movie... wonderfull battlefeild and the troops actions only make it better. Great job.
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  February 22, 2008
That Ice Is AWESOME,Jakub
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  February 22, 2008
That is boppin! The cracked ice I think is the best part.
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  February 22, 2008
This is awsome I think I will use that on a smaller scale.
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  February 22, 2008
It has an epic feel to it for a smaller scene. Nice job.
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  February 22, 2008
reminds me of the scene from king arthur with keira knightley, and clive owen.
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  February 22, 2008
Like Biebab said, this is definitely superior to a lot of other battle scenes, the ice adds an amazing sense of action and peril.
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  February 22, 2008
good work with the ice, it makes it superior to other battles I saw. Check out my creations sometime...
 
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