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AUC31 Ligurian Axemen (15mm)


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This pack contains eight Ligurian axemen.

The Ligures often engaged as mercenary troops, in the service of others. Ligurian auxiliaries were mentioned in the army of the Carthaginian General Hamilcar in 480 BC.

Greek leaders in Sicily continued to recruit their mercenary forces from the same quarter, as late as the time of Agathocles. The Ligures fought long and hard against the Romans, but as a result of these hostilities, many were displaced from their homeland and were eventually assimilated into Roman culture during the 2nd Century BC.

Roman sources describe the Ligurians as smaller framed than the Gauls but physically stronger, ferocious warriors, hence their reputation as mercenary troops.