In fact, the wings are mith. They existed in late hussars parade uniforms- never used in combat. Some hussars had a single wing, mounted to the back of the saddle. for 100% none of them had ever used two wings on the raiders back. This vision is based only on modern beliefs and few books from XIX century.
If you look at the pictures from for ex. XVII century you can see how Hussars really looked like like so: [link]
U exagerate a little bit ! But u are also partially right, cose at the peak of the power and influence of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, this heavy cavalery was practically the best in Europe. European empires and kingdoms was the major global power, therefore the polish hussars were the best in the world, AT THAT TIME
Great work, I always love to see hussars drawings, but I must correct a little mistake Polish Hussar was considered to be a light or medium cavalry for example the armour that is in Polish Army Museum weights only 8 kg mostly thanks to magnificent craftsmanship of their makers and if we add all the weapons and stuff I think that I wouldn't exceed 25 kg which is very light if we compare it with mediaeval full plate which could weight 60 kg
About the wings historians still are not sure if their were used in battle, because some sources say their were and some say they weren't so most likely their were using them if they wanted to
I would really love to see you draw them in battle.
But I do not agree with you concerning weight of an armour a little. Actually a medieval armour was easier than a seventeenth century armour as the weapon in the Middle Ages was not such powerful, there were no effective fire-arms. An armour of the hussar or reiter 17 centuries, should was protect reliably from bullets, a thickness of a hussar bib was 4-5 mm and if to consider imposing of slices of 8-10 mm, in the Middle Ages than 3 mm are rare more, on it such even not complete armour as a rule was heavier than the medieval.
60 kg it are too much for a medieval armour, is possible for tournament, but is exact not for fighting, fighting weighed no more than 30 kg as a rule, good it is less. And for the reservation of 17 centuries it is already more real, but I think nevertheless and then an armour weighed less.
You are right it there was very heavy armour, capable to sustain a bullet from a pistol in an emphasis, the pedestrian in such long not on battle. But I have not drawn its battling I wished to show equipment of this soldier, on a horse it would be good but such task was not. We will assume, it will sit down after a while on a horse and then will battle. But in general it certainly the horseman, in it specify spurs.
"art of ceremonial" uniform "" - I read the special literature, I know, that it is disputable they were used in fight or not, nevertheless many experts speak that were used, but anybody is exact any more does not know.
When here, in Poland, film adaptation of "The Deluge" was made, they've tried to use hussars with wings on film-set. And the wings almost kicked off riders from horse-backs. For everyone is proof good enough to be sure that wings were only ceremonial