Saturday, October 3, 2009

1st Corps Spartan Lochagos

This is a 1st Corps Spartan Hoplite leader that I thought was too short. So, I sawed him in half at the top of his greaves & then added pins to increase his height. I also added some ancillary armor to his right arm, thighs, and groin - using Green Stuff.
Here's an image of a hoplite wearing additional armor:
There are statuettes showing this type of armor worn, as well as actual surviving pieces in museums - even armor for the foot and ankles. It is believed these items were worn in the Archaic period - probably not worn by the time of the Persian Wars. However, maybe some leaders still wore it on occasion. I recall an Alexandrian Successor general wore double armor in battle.

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