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Instagram, Casting Room Sale & SAGA Box Set Discount!

Subscribe to our newsletter using the box at the bottom of the page to have content like this straight to your inbox.   Casting Room Miniatures Sale We are having a sale on our sister site - Casting Room Miniatures. 10% off orders over £50 using code OVER50 20% off orders over £100 using code OVER100 Offer available until the end of June.This includes ranges such as; Victorians, Greek Mythology, various Napoleonics and many more.Click here to shop    Viking, Norman & Saxon Warbands On Sale! We have another special offer which lasts until the end of the month; our box sets...

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Brand new English Civil War rules by Simon Miller and Andrew Brentnall - click here for more information.

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Dozens of Kevin Dallimore's Flag designs are now available as easily printable PDF downloads that you can find under the 'Downloads' menu on our site. So far we have listed pages of flags for Vikings, Medievals, Pirates, Russian Napoleonic and Renaissance (Imperialist, Spanish, Swiss and French). Scroll down for more information: VIKING FLAGS13 different Viking flags based on Ian Heath's artwork for the Foundry Shield designs, which were based on contemporary carvings, descriptions and illustrations. MEDIEVAL FLAGS22 different Medieval Livery Flags of the Later Hundred Years War and the Wars of the Roses by Kevin Dallimore. RENAISSANCE FLAGS 1 by Kevin Dallimore (22 different Imperialist...

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Click here to shop our Athenian range. PAINTING SPARTAN AND ATHENIAN ARMIES By Steve Saleh Helmets - Polished bronze generally, some Athenian officers may have some details picked out in silver. Ancient polished bronze appears to be more of a gold colour than the typical reddish bronze tone we think of today. Occasionally the dome part of the helmet may be coloured, red being the colour most often used for this. Spartan Pilos helmets were left unadorned. Crests - Spartan rank and file helmets remained without horsehair crests in this period, only officers' helmets were crested. Junior officers had the normal front...

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Click here to shop our Spartans range. The Spartiates were an elite component of the Spartan army but they were only the core, direct client cities that provided troops were also expected to have a high level of training. Although this did not match the standard of the Spartans it was still considerably better than most of their opponents. In addition small cities would be expected to supply contingents of Hoplites who would have only the most basic of training. Spartan armies in this period do not seem to have used cavalry to any noticeable degree and seldom employed mercenaries,...

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