AGEMA62 - Campanian Light Cavalry 2

The Campanians were reckoned amongst the best cavalry in Italy - probably second only in reputation to the famous horsemen of Taras. Italian and Roman cavalry fought with little armour during the 4th and 3rd Centuries, preferring mobility and to use javelins (where-as the Macedonian / Hellenic tradition favoured the lance and 'coming to contact'). Polybius goes so far as to say that Roman Cavalry equipment was inferior to Greek equipment, and was changed to be more robust following contact with the likes of Pyrrhus and the Successor Kingdoms (as well as the Hellenized Carthaginians). This change probably took place towards the end of the 2nd Punic War, as the roman and Italian Cavalry had been badly mauled by the Carthaginians and tended to avoid contact following the battles of 217 and 216BC.

This pack contains 2 riders and 2 horses. Figures supped unpainted and un-based. You'll need to supply your own wire spears.

Campanian Light Cavalry 2


Our Price: £6.00

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