Weapons for Praetorian/Agematos Basilikou, Legionaire/HanHeavyInfantry, Phalangite/Hoplite

June 8, 2010

Roman Praetorian Guard vs Seleucid Thorakitai Agematos Basilikou (Seleucid Elite Heavy Hellenistic Spearmen)

 

==Praetorian==

Armor: Gallea Helmet with Praetorian crest,  greeves, and Lorica hamata iron chainmail armor w/ shoulder pads or the rarer lorica segmentata iron band armor.

Shield: Scutum/large rectangular shield covering much of the body

Long Range Weapons: One thrown pila (Roman javelin)

Medium Range Weapons: One hand held pila (Roman javelin)

Short Range Weapons: Gladius (Roman short sword)

 

==Thorakitai Agematos Basilikou (Seleucid Elite Heavy Hellenistic Spearmen)==

Armor: Helmet, greeves, and chainmail completely covering the body from head to toe (w/ shoulder pads and including facial coverage)

Shield: Large ornate circular shield covering much of the body

Long Weapons: 1-2 thrown javelins

Medium Range Weapons: Spear

Short Range Weapons: Seleucid short sword

 

 

Post-Marian Roman Legionaire vs Eastern Han Heavy Infantry

 

==Roman Legionaire==

Armor: Gallea Helmet,  greeves, and Lorica hamata iron chainmail armor w/ shoulder pads

Shield: Scutum/large rectangular shield covering much of the body

Long Range Weapons: One thrown pila (Roman javelin)

Medium Range Weapons: One hand held pila (Roman javelin)

Short Range Weapons: Gladius (Roman short sword)

 

==Eastern Han Heavy Infantry (spearmen/dagger axemen)==

Armor: Iron helmet or Lamellar iron helmet, Iron Lamellar or Coat of plates w/ shoulder pads

Shield: Large rectangular wooden shield with curves covering much of the body (same size as scutum) or a large round shield or a medium sized bronze kite shield

Long Range Weapons: Composite Recurve Crossbow (if multipurpose heavy infantry)

Medium Range Weapons: Dagger Axe or Spear

Short Range Weapons: Stabbing-slashing two sided sword, or sometimes slashing-stabbing one-sided sword

 

 

Average Macedonian Phalangite vs Average Greek Hoplite (group battle)

 

==Average Macedonian Phalangite==

Armor: helmet, linothorax (leather/linen cloth)

Shield: Small-medium round shield

Long/medium range: 16-20 foot sarissa pike

Short range: Very short sword/long dagger

 

==Average Greek Hoplite==

Armor: helmet, linothorax (leather/linen cloth)

Shield: Large round shield covering much of the body

Long range: None, or 1-2 javelin (if multipurpose infantry)

Medium range: Spear

Short range: Short sword

 

 

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