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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Nov 2017 2:36 p.m. PST

"The Sassanian war machine was formidable and even admired by some Roman writers, and at the heart of that machine was the heavy cavalry. This is generally described as either clibanarii or cataphractii, although the distinction between these two is a matter of debate and certainly far from clear in terms of appearance. What is clear is that the Clibanarii were made up of the nobility of the Empire, a special social caste, although as they were possibly more lightly armoured than the cataphractii they may have included many of the lesser nobles. Nevertheless their role was much the same, to smash the enemy once it had been weakened and disorganised by showers of arrows. Indeed they are recorded as being posted near to an enemy formation precisely to keep them bunched together, giving their archers a better target. Any model Sassanian army would need such men, and for the first time this set offers a selection…."

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Sassanid Light Cavalry

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2017 9:43 a.m. PST

Bad… or because they are plastic? (smile)

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DeRuyter Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2017 10:02 a.m. PST

Bad plastic, now if Victrix or Perry's did these in plastic……

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2017 9:25 p.m. PST

ok


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