Here again is one of the "fantasy"
periods thrown up by dubious archaeology. During the
period the various Greek peoples interacted vigorously
with the cities and powers in Asia Minor. The Greek
cities familiar to us from Hoplite periods rose to
dominance. Over the period, bronze-equipped armies
gradually adopted heavy gear and phalanx formation, to
become indistinguishable from Early Hoplite.
I based this army on Atlantic's 1:72
Greeks, with a few additions or conversions. Generally I
left them the way they are. For the (b) option, I
swap in Lydian auxilia and psiloi, and for the (c)
option one or more Lydian spears. These boys fight in
northen Asia Minor or Europe, so have a simple medium
flock on green base.
Dark Age Greek General
(a option) (LChGen//4Wb)
There's not many boards where a light
chariot in reserve is a bad thing, but sometimes an
element of Warband will turn the tide against Blade or
Spear. The chariot is Atlantic Greek with wire and card
Geometric Greek General
(b,c options) (CavGen)
DBAOL armies on line provided the
inspiration for choice of figures and
Foot Warriors (a option) (3Bd)
I went with the menacing and
heroic-looking torso plate for these.
Foot Warriors (c option)(4Sp)
By borrowing the 4Wb/Gen above and one
more from my Lydians, I have the 7x 4Sp required.
Javelinmen (a option) (3Ax)
and Psiloi (2Ps)
These are crying out for a hot cut to
turn their shields into Peltast shields but there is so
little evidence on equipment I've decided to leave them
alone for now. The Psiloi are probably way too heavily
armored but on the other hand, weren't the heroic
archers of the Iliad wearing pretty good armor? Who's to
Javelinmen (b option) (3Ax)
These are borrowed Lydian Ax (originally
Esci barbarian shamen) that can be added in to make up
the 7x3Ax required.