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Greek Psiloi from Warlord Games


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Paul at Warlord Games Sponsoring Member of TMP of Warlord Games writes:

Psiloi are light infantry skirmishers, and as such, will be a popular addition to Greek forces.

The Lakedaimonians used Helot slaves at Thermopylae and Plataea. Although we do not know how they were equipped to fight, we do know that they were dressed in the standard way for shepherds.

Greek psiloi

Later evidence shows that they were used to harass the enemy with stones and javelins, with only a skin covering one arm to use as a makeshift shield. Greek armies did not use peltasts at this point, but we think it is quite reasonable to think that helots could be armed in this way.

These could also be used to represent the Macedonians that fought for Xerxes, as the only information we have about them is that they were dressed in skins.

These figures come with separate right arms, so you can get a lot of variety in large units. Extra arm packs will be made available separately for even more variety.

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