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AUC30 Celtiberian Cavalry (15mm)

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This pack contains four Celtiberian cavalry.

Traditionally the Celtiberians used the horse mainly as a vehicle to get to and from the place of battle, but not often riding in the actual battle.

Celtiberian mounts were even trained to kneel and remain silent, so as not to betray warriors plotting an ambush. After the Roman Republic expanded its control over Hispania things quickly changed; even in the days of the Empire, Spain was regarded as a squalid backwater; most of its people lived in a state of poverty and misery and service in mercenary cavalry units must have appealed to many young Spaniards.

Spain was second only to Gaul in the number of recruits it provided for the Romans, most of them serving in the cavalry wings.