Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Foundry unarmoured Macedonian Pike

Two units of 24 unarmoured Macedonians, these fight in my army of Eumenes but should probably be units of 32 as their lack of armour makes them die quickly. Foundry shields are perhaps a little to thick for most people but the raised designs on the shield is historical. A stone mould found from the Ptolemaic period provides very good evidence that bronze shields had these raised designs (complete with profile of the King). Later I might replace the shields with thinner ones with raised design from 'Vendal Miniatures'.

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