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CRL8 Carolingian Levy Spearmen (15mm)


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This pack contains eight figures in a mix of four poses.

In the late sixth century the Merovingian monarchs introduced a new element into their military; the local levy. A levy consisted in all the able-bodied men of a district who at the call had to report for military service. The Saxons, Alemanni and Thuringii were all subject to it as well and could be depended upon by the Frankish monarchs until the mid-seventh century. These conscripted spearmen, with little training and poor quality equipment represent a very cost effective alternative to elite troops for fulfilling secondary roles.

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