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Saturday, 25 June 2011

Spartan Hoplites

After my last post on Greek Hoplites I thought I add a related post on the Immortal Miniatures plastic Spartan Hoplites. I painted these late last year and also wrote a short review on the box set which might interest anyone thinking about getting these figures. The musician is an Old Glory figure.

Both the Spartan and Classical Greek Hoplites sprues are based on the earlier Ancient Greek Hoplite sprues but with different heads and torsos. The Spartan box has parts for twenty four complete figures; plastic bases; thirty water slide transfers with lambdas in both black, red and white;and a booklet on Spartan Hoplites.

There are thirty two torsos in total but nine of these have long hair on the linothorax (linen cuirass) which means there are twenty three figures that can be equipped with Pilos helmets and are suitable for the Peloponnesian War or later. Thirteen are armoured with a mix of linen cuirass and bronze muscle cuirass and the remaining ten figures are unarmoured. In summary theses are great figures that are easy to assemble and paint and making a tough looking phalanx of Spartan Hoplites with great over the arm poses.





7 comments:

  1. great looking unit Cyrus.

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  2. Very nice paintjob, they look great!!

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  3. Thanks Dan, Ray and Christopher. The Immortal plastics are really nice figures and a good way to go for cheap Greek armies.

    Cheers

    Mike

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  4. Very nicely painted unit. I have bought a couple of boxes of Immortal Hoplites and am very impressed.

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  5. I like the unit a lot, esp how the shields turned out. Really nice

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  6. Thanks John and Michael. The Immortal hoplites are excellent figures - I actually prefer them to some Foundry hoplites I have. The over arm poses with spears are adjustable height wise so you can rank them up really well and they look dramatic and menacing!

    Cheers

    Mike

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