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AUC20 Numidian Javelinmen (15mm)


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This pack contains eight Numidian javelinmen.

The javelin is among the oldest weapons in human hands. Equipped with javelins, leather shield and little else, these skirmishers would come from the poorer classes and the youngest and bravest of warriors out to make a name for themselves.

They harried their opposite numbers and peppered hoplite phalanxes before quickly retreating. This was the typical tactic of all unarmoured, javelin-armed troops, to engage at range and then fall back behind more heavily-armoured infantry, or continue attacks while trying to stay just out of reach of the enemy.