March 2, 2012
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, both birds were considered sacred to them.
Persian infantry are depicted in Greek art as wearing a cuirass until about 450 when it is thought that Persian tactics changes, as did the role of the infantry.
These miniatures are based on Persians depicted on the Oxford Brygos cup, painted around the time of the battle of Marathon and carry bows in the Skythian style, one of 3 different types used in the Achaemenid army.
This pack of Achaemenid Persian Archers is £12 for 8 miniatures and is available in our store now.
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