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Ney Ney28 May 2018 2:07 p.m. PST

I am working on a Thracian Army to fight my Greek hoplites. Can anyone suggest what the cavalry should look like? I am using newline 20mm and the thracians don't have cavalry in this range.

Should they look like Greek cavalry? Or maybe kapodokians? Or ….

Thank you for any suggestions. What I have read isn't very clear some say like Greeks and others say more steppe cavalry (if I read it right).

goragrad28 May 2018 9:38 p.m. PST

Here is a page on the light horse -

link

And one from the same site on the heavy -

link

Earlier light cavalry would per that site and others more along the lines of Scyths and other javelin armed Steppe horsemen. As time passed they gained equipment – helmets, shields, swords – and would more resemble Greeks.

Heavy cavalry differ depending on whether they were Northern or Southern tribes. Northern nobles were more Steppe like with the Southern nobles having more Greek equipment.

As time went on the Northern would also acquire more Greek equipment.

Prince Rupert of the Rhine29 May 2018 2:12 a.m. PST

I converted Newlines Greek heavy cavalry into Thracian heavy cavalry.

link

Ney Ney29 May 2018 9:30 a.m. PST

Very helpful thanking you!!

wmyers29 May 2018 6:37 p.m. PST

You could use Zvezda Scythian Cavalry (http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=1820) as the light horse.

Orion also has Scythian cavalry (http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=1300) that could be used for light horse.

Zvezda Macedonian cavalry (http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=336) could be used, at least some of them, for heavy Thracians.

Hat also has a couple sets that have some usable figures: link

and

link

Druzhina31 May 2018 11:40 p.m. PST

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