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Show here your Greek warrior impression
Thank you very much for your warm welcome guys. I will post more pics as soon as the equipment will be ready for use Smile Oh, and I made a mistake there, the ship will weight 5-7 tons with full equipment.
Juraj "Lýsandros" Skupy
Dierarchos
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In the old times, people were much closer to each other. The firing range of their weapons simply wasnt long enough Smile
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A hearty greeting to you and your crew. Where are you based? Good to see another real man wearing a himation instead of those girly chitons
Peter Raftos
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We are based in Slovakia, Central Europe.

Our newly established Ancient Greece division is currently heavily understaffed, with just 4 people. We are planning two heavy hoplites (including me as a captain of the ship) and two peltastoi. (Plus our dear female counterparts, who should not remain onboard during long sea travels.. you know what they say about women on the high seas Smile ).

There will be 20 oars that will be manned by our friends from the local yacht club, so luckily there will be no problem even if the wind is not favorable.

And concerning himation, yes i love it! But to be perfectly honest about my skills, took me almost 2 hours to learn how to put it on correcly :mrgreen:

I guess someone will delete some of these posts sooner or later, as they exceed the topic a bit for which I apologise.
Juraj "Lýsandros" Skupy
Dierarchos
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In the old times, people were much closer to each other. The firing range of their weapons simply wasnt long enough Smile
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OK Counting you and our friends in France who play with Athena Promachos, that makes almost 30 groups (not counting performance groups and individuals) dedicated to this period:

300 Spartan Warriors / Warriors of Thermopylai
Ares Anax
Athena Promachos
Enomotoi
Figli del Sole - Eliades Kouron
Hetairoi
Hoplites of Athena
Koryvantes
Spartans and Amazons
Spartan Society
Spartan Warband
Spartan Warband: Northshield
Spartan World
Spartiatikes Mores
Taxeis Plataiai
Teuta Spineta
The Ancient Hoplitikon of Melbourne
The Greek Warriors
The Hoplite
The Hoplite Association
The Sydney Ancients
Triballi Thrakoi
Warriors of Greece
Western Spartans
Cenma Pagana
MARS Melbourne Ancient Re-enactment Society

Correct me if I am wrong. Does any one have more to add to this ever growing list?
Yeeha!!
Peter Raftos
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Welcome Lýsandros! I am looking forward seeing more pictures of your group. Building a fully functional Direme? What a great project!
Kallimachos a.k.a. Kurt

Athina Itonia
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The Hoplites have invaded further into the New World than we thought. It looks like we have friends in Brazil now : Ancient Battle Society [url:1n2yw02a]http://www.ancientbattlessociety.com/[/url]
Not that I'm counting! They can be contacted at [email protected]
Peter Raftos
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I has a good day celebrating the completion of two new helmets, enjoying retsina and good Greek food.
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John Conyard

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Hey! Congratulations there! Nice helmets. How do you define yourself? Cavalryman of the 4th century bc? Your thorax does remind me of the earlier styles. Close up photos?
Khaire
Giannis
Giannis K. Hoplite
a.k.a.:Giannis Kadoglou
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I normally define myself as a late Roman cavalryman of the Taifali from the 4th century A.D. But I'm lucky enough to get paid for dressing up Smile

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I did have 4th century cavalry in mind in these shots. You will recognise much of the equipment recomended by Xenophon, such as the kopis, boots and boeotian helmet. But I was also thinking of Aristophanes mentioning an Athenian officer with a pilos helmet in his Lysistrata. I wore a thick heavy goat hair kilim because we wrote about them earlier in the thread. The spear and javelin were grabbed from the equipment room in haste.

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The thorax is the one I posted up in reply to you in the linothrorax thread. I suspect a copper alloy cuirass would have been more common, and I'm working on that. But I fear I prefer the short-waisted type common from the mid 4th century, since I believe it will be easier to get a good fit on both myself and others.
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Is that a Deepeeka Boeotian helmet?
Visne partem mei capere? Comminus agamus! * Me semper rogo, Quid faceret Iulius Caesar? * Confidence is a good thing! Overconfidence is too much of a good thing.
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No. Would you like one..........
John Conyard

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Yep,goat hair kilim exactly like those i saw in Istanbul,and the one i bought. I wanted a multicoloured like yours,to be resembling more the Thracian cloak, but for some reason i was stroke but that black one. Isn't it like wearing pins? Big Grin
Interestingly,your spear shafts are blue, exactly like the Aristion stele(which also show a yellow thorax)
Khaire
Giannis
Giannis K. Hoplite
a.k.a.:Giannis Kadoglou
a.k.a.:Thorax
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Thank you Giannis. The kilim was from Cesar last Febrary. It is incredibly warm. It kept me warn in a dog tent last March with frost all around me. I suspect it is a little like wearing a hair shirt. I'm sure I deserve it.

I do like the Aristion stele, but the javelins are in fact a happy coincidence. They are remains of a kontos.....
John Conyard

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Quote:No. Would you like one..........

It certainly looks like a decent one, so possibly. I havent started my Greek equipment yet!
Visne partem mei capere? Comminus agamus! * Me semper rogo, Quid faceret Iulius Caesar? * Confidence is a good thing! Overconfidence is too much of a good thing.
[b]Legio XIIII GMV. (Q. Magivs)RMRS Remember Atuatuca! Vengence will be ours!
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Batavian Coh I
Byron Angel
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Well done John!

Kind regards
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