sábado, 7 de noviembre de 2015

Khurasan Miniatures: 1/72 Greek Hoplites

Esta semana terminé este pequeño grupo de hoplitas griegos y psiloi de KHURASAN MINIATURES. Están fabricados a escala 1/72 en metal.

El hoplita era un ciudadano-soldado de las ciudades estado de la Antigua Grecia. Aparecieron, probablemente, a finales del siglo VII a. C. Formaban parte de una milicia ciudadana, armada como lanceros siendo, relativamente fáciles de armar y mantener y además capaces de pagar el coste del armamento.

Los Psiloi por su parte fueron una clase de infantería muy ligera que actuaban como hostigadores con armas arrojadizas. Los Psiloi eran levas, algunas veces hasta esclavos, y eran normalmente tan pobres que no podían pagarse el equipamiento básico.



ENGLISH VERSION

This week I finished this Early Greek Hoplites for KHURASAN MINIATURES. These miniatures are made in 1/72 scale and metal.

Hoplites were citizen-soldiers of Ancient Greek city-states who were primarily armed with spears and shields. Their main tactic was the phalanx formation. The hoplites were primarily free citizens who were able to afford the bronze armor suit and weapons. Hoplites generally received basic military training.

In ancient Greece, the psiloi usually belonged to the poorest citizen classes; sometimes even unfree conscripts would be employed, such as the Peloponnesian helots. They were armed with a variety of missile weapons, such as the bow, javelin, sling or even stones. For defense, they had no armor and usually no shield, but would be equipped with a dagger or shortsword.

















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