Take a look at the CoE Hobby Blog for the detailed lowdown on the eagerly awaited Athenian Hoplites plastic box set by Victrix.
The Athenian Armoured Hoplites 5th to 3rd Century BCE are now up for pre-order. They will start shipping commencing the 6th June. This fantastic set of miniatures represents Greek Hoplites of Athens and other Greek states from the 5th Century covering the wars with Persia, to the 4th century and the titanic struggle for Greek supremacy in the Peloponnesian war and the wars with Phillip and Alexander of Macedon.
You get 48 superbly detailed miniatures. The detail is crisp and sharp. There are 8 head variants with different crest options to add lots of variety to your models. There are thrusting arms options, spear at rest options and sword arms. (Remember if you want to make more at rest arms, by rotating a thrusting arm 90 degrees it becomes a spear at rest position). There are 8 figures per sprue, 4 have shield arms attached and 4 have no arms attached to enable you to make the musician and other speciality positions for officers and character figures. There are cloaks and various sword scabbards to add even more character and flavour to your Hoplite miniatures, making this set one of the finest detailed and versatile plastic sets on the market.
This set can be mixed with all the parts from the other 3 Hoplite sets, Spartan, Theban and Mercenary which all have their own speciality heads and options to add yet more variety to your Greek armies. Included in the box is a fantastic flyer produced for us by Great Escape Games giving you unit statistics for your Ancient Athenians to work with their Ancient Rules ‘Clash of Empires’, a superb set of rules that really capture the flavour of warfare in the ancient world.
Each box weighs 300g. Please refer to the Customer Service page (link at the bottom of this page) for postage rates.