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SHL1 Greek Hoplites (3mm)

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This pack of 3mm figures contains sixty strips of Greek Hoplites. Each strip contains eight figures, there are no 'Command' or 'flag' stands for the Hoplites as they operated in city units rather than defined cohorts or other formations. For players wishing to represent Command stands, I would suggest putting a three man Command stand from the Greek Command pack behind groups of Hoplite strips.

A Greek phalanx typically fought eight men deep. Over time, the Thebans deepened the phalanx until it was sixteen or thirty two men deep in places. The Phalanx was very effective against lightly armed troops but lacked the flexibility to deal with Roman Legions. Hoplites remained in use until the destruction of the Macedonian Successor kingdoms by the Romans, mostly as allied troops provided by various Greek cities.

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