Spartan Armoured Hoplites 5th to 3rd Century BCE
This fantastic set of miniatures represents Greek Hoplites of Sparta and Laconia from the 5th Century covering the end of the wars with Persia, to the 4th century and the titanic struggle for Greek supremacy in the Peloponnesian war against Athens and Thebes .
You get 48 superbly detailed miniatures. The detail is crisp and sharp. There are 9 head variants.7 of these come in two halves. The hair plugs into the back of the head to enable us to achieve the distinctive moulding of the Spartan long hair. There is also a bare head and another with a shorter bob style to shoulders plus a helmet. There are a couple of crest options to make some officer variants. There are thrusting arms options, spear at rest options and sword arms. (Remember if you want to make more at rest arms, by rotating a thrusting arm 90 degrees it becomes a spear at rest position) There are 8 figures per sprue, 4 have shield arms attached and 4 have no arms attached to enable you to make the musician and other speciality positions for officers and character figures. There are cloaks and various sword scabbards to add even more character and flavour to your Hoplite miniatures. Making this set one of the finest detailed and versatile plastic sets on the market
This set can be mixed with all the parts from the other 3 Hoplite sets, Athenian, Theban and Mercenary which all have their own speciality heads and options to add yet more variety to your Greek armies.
Included in the box is a fantastic flyer produced for us by Great Escape Games giving you unit statistics for your Ancient Spartans to work with their Ancient Rules 'Clash of Empires', a superb set of rules that really capture the flavour of warfare in the ancient world.