MACEDONIAN HYPASPISTS: Victrix 28mm Plastic Miniatures
The Hypaspists were the Macedonian foot guards. They were tough and highly trained and disciplined. There is a lot of debate as to how the Hypaspists fought? and how they were armed?
Were they like traditional Hoplites with a long thrusting spear and large round Hoplite shield? (As we have made them). Or were they lightly armed Peltast types or armed and fought as Phalangites? The answer is probably that they were able to fight as all three. They had the position of honor on the right wing in battle and were often taken on smaller fast moving combined arms missions with cavalry and other light troops.
If you want Hypaspist armed as Phalanx just use the Macedonian Phalangites set with the Guard helmet heads provided.
If you want to make lightly armed Hypaspists armed as Peltasts. Why not use the Velite bodies from the Republican Roman sets and add a Hypaspist head and a Javelin arm.
We have made them armed as traditional Hoplites and have included some Corinthian style helmets and crests so you can use the figures as Hoplites. They will also mix with the other Victrix Greek hoplite sets.
This set contains 21 Macedonian Hypaspists and 3 command.
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