Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Show here your Greek warrior impression
10 hoplites in 2 ranks and 5 Psiloi. So the Hoplites maintained 6 feet between men, leaving the psiloi plenty of room to go to and fro--the normal order in Arrian.

I know--you guys all think they locked shields to fight. we don't. We like a nice space to fight in, room to run, room to live.

Antithetical to the received wisdom, but c'est la vie. Smile And it allows the Psiloi to move in and out. remember--we're in 500 BC, not 425, and in period, I suspect that most "phalanxes" may have fought in 2-4 ranks and had archers int he ranks--at least,that's the best way to make sense of the some of the evidence--evidence that many gamers and reenactors tend to ignore as it doesn't fit the accepted answer. We actually practiced shooting from between hoplites with period bows--went very well. In fact, it is remarkably easy--almost as if the round Aspis is designed to allow the archer to shoot from the front right of the rim. And in the "normal" order the archers can scoot away pretty easily if it is going to come to hand to hand, too.

But until we have 36-60 hoplites to test these ideas, this is informed speculation. Or even uninformed speculation!
Qui plus fait, miex vault.
Reply


Messages In This Thread
Sydney Ancients - by Craig Gascoigne - 08-07-2006, 08:49 PM
Sydney Ancients - by Craig Gascoigne - 08-07-2006, 08:51 PM
Re: Sydney Ancients - by Susanne - 08-07-2006, 08:52 PM
Sydney Ancients - by Craig Gascoigne - 08-07-2006, 09:02 PM
.. - by manda - 08-30-2006, 07:26 AM
Re: Show here your Greek warrior impression - by Anonymous - 08-31-2006, 09:56 AM
Re: Show here your Greek warrior impression - by Anonymous - 09-27-2006, 10:21 AM
Re: Show here your Greek warrior impression - by Anonymous - 09-28-2006, 12:14 PM
Re: Show here your Greek warrior impression - by Anonymous - 11-20-2006, 10:06 AM
Re: Show here your Greek warrior impression - by Anonymous - 11-20-2006, 10:09 AM
re - by Johnny Shumate - 12-09-2006, 06:50 PM
re - by Johnny Shumate - 12-12-2006, 12:31 AM
Re: Show here your Greek warrior impression - by Anonymous - 12-13-2006, 11:56 AM
Re: Show here your Greek warrior impression - by Anonymous - 12-13-2006, 07:20 PM
Re: Show here your Greek warrior impression - by Anonymous - 01-12-2007, 12:19 PM
Re: Show here your Greek warrior impression - by Anonymous - 01-16-2007, 07:47 PM
ephor - by Craig Gascoigne - 01-27-2007, 11:17 PM
Re: Show here your Greek warrior impression - by Anonymous - 03-01-2007, 10:00 AM
Re: Show here your Greek warrior impression - by Anonymous - 03-06-2007, 01:48 PM
Re: Show here your Greek warrior impression - by Anonymous - 03-31-2007, 05:59 PM
Re: Show here your Greek warrior impression - by Anonymous - 04-03-2007, 12:05 PM
Re: Show here your Greek warrior impression - by Anonymous - 04-05-2007, 02:11 PM
Re: Show here your Greek warrior impression - by Anonymous - 04-11-2007, 08:27 AM
Re: Show here your Greek warrior impression - by Anonymous - 04-17-2007, 10:59 AM
Re: Show here your Greek warrior impression - by Anonymous - 04-18-2007, 09:21 AM
Re: Show here your Greek warrior impression - by Anonymous - 05-01-2007, 11:17 AM
Re: Show here your Greek warrior impression - by Anonymous - 05-02-2007, 07:23 PM
Re: Show here your Greek warrior impression - by Anonymous - 05-03-2007, 09:11 AM
Re: Show here your Greek warrior impression - by Anonymous - 05-10-2007, 03:16 PM
Re: Show here your Greek warrior impression - by Anonymous - 05-10-2007, 10:07 PM
Re: Show here your Greek warrior impression - by Anonymous - 05-23-2007, 09:13 AM
Re: Show here your Greek warrior impression - by Anonymous - 06-01-2007, 10:13 PM
Re: Show here your Greek warrior impression - by Anonymous - 06-29-2007, 10:23 AM
Re: Show here your Greek warrior impression - by Anonymous - 06-29-2007, 10:25 AM
Re: Show here your Greek warrior impression - by Anonymous - 06-29-2007, 10:30 AM
Re: Show here your Greek warrior impression - by Anonymous - 07-02-2007, 06:16 PM
Re: Show here your Greek warrior impression - by Anonymous - 07-27-2007, 03:43 PM
Re: Show here your Greek warrior impression - by Anonymous - 08-09-2007, 01:54 PM
Re: Show here your Greek warrior impression - by Anonymous - 08-14-2007, 09:26 AM
Re: Show here your Greek warrior impression - by Anonymous - 08-22-2007, 02:40 PM
Re: Show here your Greek warrior impression - by Anonymous - 09-10-2007, 10:23 AM
Peltast impression - by Paullus Scipio - 09-17-2007, 09:23 PM
Greek Impression - by Paullus Scipio - 09-17-2007, 09:49 PM
Re: Peltast impression - by Kallimachos - 09-18-2007, 10:22 AM
Peltasts - by Paullus Scipio - 09-19-2007, 07:36 AM
Blackadder - by Paullus Scipio - 09-19-2007, 09:04 AM
Blackadder - by Paullus Scipio - 09-19-2007, 10:51 PM
Nemea 2008 - by Paullus Scipio - 06-22-2008, 12:26 AM
Chiton Pins - by Paullus Scipio - 06-22-2008, 11:37 AM
Athenian Hippeis 430 BC - by Kineas - 07-29-2008, 02:31 AM
We had our first event - by Kineas - 10-20-2008, 05:46 PM
Re: Show here your Greek warrior impression - by Kineas - 07-01-2009, 07:28 PM

Possibly Related Threads…
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Questions about Hellenistic Greek Thureophoros impression; in need of some advice. JanasAurora 3 3,598 06-19-2018, 10:06 AM
Last Post: TemenosL.1991
  Show here your Byzantine warrior impression Robert Vermaat 86 51,575 10-29-2014, 09:32 AM
Last Post: Folkert van Wijk

Forum Jump: