Byzantine InfantryManufacture Product Number : VDM-VM048
This set consists of 7 figures in 7 different poses and includes 9 shields, 8 swords, 6 lances & 1 ax.
The Byzantine army evolved from that of the late Roman Empire. The language of the army was still Latin (though later and especially after the 6th century Greek dominates, as Greek became the official language of the entire empire) but it became considerably more sophisticated in terms of strategy, tactics and organization. For example, the Byzantine army was the first army in the world to adopt combined arms task forces as part of its doctrine. Unlike the Roman legions, its strength was in its armoured cavalry Cataphracts, which evolved from the Clibanarii of the late empire. Infantry were still used but mainly in support roles and as a base of maneuver for the cavalry. Most of the foot-soldiers of the empire were the armoured infantry Skutatoi and later on, Kontarioi (plural of the singular Kontarios), with the remainder being the light infantry and archers of the Psiloi. Byzantine soldiers were often depicted by Westerners as effeminate and reluctant to fight but this was a false image.
Type = Figure Kits, Busts and Accessories
Period = Dark Ages (Early Middle Ages 400-1000 A.D.)
Scale = 1/72 Scale (22mm or 1 inch)
Material = Metal Figures Figures- Unpainted
Finish = Unfinished Metal Figure Kit
Date of Release = 2014-03-31
Status = Available
This item is Normally Stocked but may take up to two weeks for delivery if not in stock. We will notify you of any delaysMSRP: $29.99