15mm Ancient Greek Hoplites  -  Posted: Mar 2, 2009  -  Manufacturer: Xyston Miniatures
This elements of greek holite spearmen is a bit more well off than the others, all having helmets.. but still no armour though. The shields are the cream of the crop as well. For the spearmen, I wanted to do all the iconic shield designs, and so I had to do the famous monster face shield. Turned out extremely well! The ship was another image I wanted to do (and it continues the ship theme that I started with my vikings, although it out does them I think... compare here). When I originally did the research on imagery of ships in ancient Greece, I noted they were often depicted beside dolphins, and so I painted a little dolphin on their as well. I am happy with that sheild. The eye was another common theme, apparently the idea came from Thrace, but I imagined that it was taken from the Egyptian eye, and so painted it more in that style. Finally, the bull, which is my least favourite sheild of the bunch!