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Agrianian Javelineer - Alexander of Macedonia employed these mountain warriors as his elite light troopers. Skilled in the art of javelin casting, they fought for Alexander from the beginning and to the end of his campaigns.

A peltast was a type of Greek infantryman who was usually armed with a javelin and who carried a light shield. Originating from Thrace, the peltast.

Thracian Warrior with a phyrigian helmet, a shield ( thereos ), and a pair of greaves. His weapons are a bundle of javelins, which upon charging, were thrown before the warriors switched to their secondary weapons - in this case the dangerous Rhomphaia.

Thracian Warrior with a phyrigian helmet, a shield ( thureos ), and a pair of greaves. His weapons are a bundle of javelins, which upon charging, were thrown before the warriors switched to their secondary weapons - in this case the dangerous Rhomphaia.

Mercenary infantry regiments • Greek mercenary archer  • Cyrean mercenary  • Derkylidas mercenary

"Mercenary infantry regiments: A Greek mercenary archer, a Cyrean mercenary, and a Derkylidas mercenary". Artwork by Richard Hook.

6th c. BC Greek warriors in linothorax armour. The helmet with the transverse is usually for Spartan officers or nobility so the artist might have meant to represent Spartan warriors.

BC Greek warriors in linothorax armour. The helmet with the transverse is usually for Spartan officers or nobility so the artist might have meant to represent Spartan warriors.

"Hoplite Run" made famous for its use against the Persian archers and light infantry. It was utilized to minimize casualties to quickly close the gap between their enemies during an arrow barrage so that they could engage the enemy in close combat which the Greek hoplites excelled in.

Johnny Shumate “Johnny Shumate works as a freelance illustrator living in Nashville, Tennessee. He began his career in 1987 after graduating from Austin Peay State University.

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