Thessaly’s wide plains make great horse country and as such it’s people made excellent horsemen. The Thessalians can be found in Greek armies and also that of the Persians during their invasion of Greece, making them a versatile choice for your armies!
Thessalians are typically shown as wearing the wide pestos ‘sun hat’, simple tunic, boots and a wide flowing cloak which is normally shown as red with a white border, although it is likely that some wore the cloaks similar to their Thracian neighbours. They ride the horse bare back, without even a saddle cloth and are armed with a pair of spears which could be thrown or used in close quarters.
Thessaly actually sided with Persia during the invasion of Greece, with their cavalry forces testing the Greek hoplites to their limits at the battle of Plataea.
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