lundi 13 février 2017

Peltasts in Macedonian service

After the heavy cavalry (see yesterday's post), let me show you a few pictures of the light infantry.

First, the Thracian peltasts in macedonian service. These fierce warriors were hired as mercenaries in several armies of the ancient mediterranean world. Their typical crescent shaped shields were called "pelta", which gave their name to peltasts as skirmishing troops.

They were also famous for the sophisticated geometric patterns of their clothes.





All peltasts in macedonian armies were not Thracian (and did not wear pelta). Here you are two javelinmen,  the one on the right is an Agrianian.


I hope you like them (to be followed).

8 commentaires:

  1. Joli boulot, j'aime beaucoup les vêtements...

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    1. Merci. C'est exactement pour ce genre de figurine que je peins... des trucs pas possibles qui sortent de l'ordinaire, tout en étant historiquement correct. Il faut que je me remette à mon armée maya...

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  2. very nice work Phil, these macedonians are really coming on well!

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  3. Thank you so much... wait for the pikes! Well, you will wait, I am afraid, i only have four guys painted :(

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