Tagged: Persians

New: Persian King’s Chariot!

It’s good to be King. Largely because you aren’t saddle sore or worn out from all that running around the battlefield. No, a King should be driven around and this…

New: Persian Light Cavalry!

More Persian Light Cavalry? Well, kind of – we had to remake the moulds for these former Immortal Miniatures models so took the opportunity to enhance them. You can see…

New: Achaemenid Persian army deals!

We’ve been steadily rereleasing the Achaemenid Persian range we inherited when we bought Immortal Miniatures. With most it now available here are a couple of handy army deals to get…

The Early Achaemenid Persian Army 550 BC – 450 BC

Following on from his look at the Assyrian and Babylonian Empires last week, Vince Rospond now turns his attentions to the history of the Persian Achaemenid Dynasty. Organisation The Persian…

New: Kushite King, Chieftains and archers!

The Kushites are an ancient group of people, living on the fringes of the known world in modern day Sudan. The Greek name Aithiopians, does not relate them to the…

New: Kushite Spear and clubmen!

More exotic ancients to add to our Hail Caesar range this week – this time the start of our Kushites… The Kushites are an ancient group of people, living on…

New: Persian Light Cavalry!

Early Achaemenid armies would have employed cavalry in large numbers, its was said to have been its defining feature. Light cavalry would ride swift light horses found in abundance in the…

New: Saka Haumavarga archers!

Saka was the name the Persians gave to all Scythian tribes. The Saka Haumavarga lived north west of Bactria, in modern day Uzbekistan. Although the Saka, and all of the steppe…

New: Saka Haumavarga horse archers!

Saka was the name the Persians gave to all Skythian tribes. The Saka Haumavarga lived in the modern day region of Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan. These are a people on the…

New: Persian Immortals!

Arguably the most famous and feared troops in the Persian army, the Immortals were the best troops the Persian army could field and only ever took to the field when…

New: Persian Heavy Cavalry!

Persian nobility (azata) would have made up the ranks of the Persian cavalry. Contemporary depictions show cavalry wearing short sleeved cuirass with very high neck protectors, these were likely covered…

New: Mounted Achaemenid Armoured Persian commander!

Achaemenid Persia was one of the greatest empires in history, spanning from 520-400 BC. At it’s height it spanned most of the known world and controlled enormous wealth and manpower….

New: Achmaenid Persian Sparabara!

Our new Persian Sparabara models are available to add your army in a variety of ways – Command pack, Sparabara pack or Sparabara regiment. The command pack consists of a…

New: Achaemenid Persian Archers!

Persian archers carried a high capacity combined quiver and bow case, they were also usually equipped with a Kopis, Akinakes or Sagris sidearm. Persian arrows used vulture or falcon feathers,…

Painting Persian Sparabara

By Steve May We know from examining Greek vase paintings that Persian Sparabara wore highly decorated clothing. This was most likely made from leather or felt with embroidered pattern work….