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Animatics — Aljubarrota Battle

27th June 2012

Aljubarrota Battle - Castilian emissaries meet general Nuno Álvares Pereira before the battle

Castilian emissaries meet general Nuno Álvares Pereira before the battle

Aljubarrota Battle - Nuno Álvares Pereira leads its troops from first position

Nuno Álvares Pereira leads its troops from first position at Aljubarrota battle

Aljubarrota Battle - Portuguese battle formation facing the Castilian vanguard

Portuguese battle formation facing the Castilian vanguard

Aljubarrota Battle - Tent of John I of Castile

Tent of John I of Castile

Aljubarrota Battle - Castilian first lines with canons

Castilian first lines with canons

Aljubarrota Battle - French knights cavalry charge

French knights cavalry charge

Aljubarrota Battle - French knights vanguard

French knights vanguard

Aljubarrota Battle - French and Castile allies cavalry

French and Castile allies cavalry

Aljubarrota Battle - Portuguese troops formation with archers on the aisles

Portuguese troops formation with archers on the aisles

Aljubarrota Battle - Knights trapped at Aljubarrota

Knights trapped at Aljubarrota

Aljubarrota Battle - French knight maimed by arrow

French knight maimed by arrow

Aljubarrota Battle - Dismounted noblemen fight for their lives

Dismounted noblemen fight for their lives

Aljubarrota Battle - Close quarters combat at Aljubarrota battle

Close quarters combat

Aljubarrota Battle - Close quarters combat at Aljubarrota battle

Close quarters combat

Aljubarrota Battle - Cavalry suffer heavy losses

Cavalry suffer heavy losses

Aljubarrota Battle - Knight retreating

Knight retreating

Aljubarrota Battle - Castilian defeat

Knight flighting

Aljubarrota Battle - Castilian defeat

Aljubarrota Battle aftermath
Animatics — illustrations series made for audio guides depicting the 1385 Aljubarrota battle. The sequences take the visitor through different phases of the famous Portuguese defensive battle, one of the first of its kind in Europe, exploring the trenching tactic used, troops movements and other historical aspects while interactive features draw on some of the injuries inflicted on soldiers whose remains were later found on the battlefield, studied by archeologists and visible in the interpretation centre. Project design by Maverick ICS, post production by Kom Kom Doorn. Client: the [Fundação Batalha de Aljubarrota](http://www.fundacao-aljubarrota.pt "Battle of Aljubarrota Interpretation Centre"), Portugal. If you liked this post, check the [Aljubarrota battle storyboards](/aljubarrota-battle/ "Animatics").