Ancient Greeks.

We are proud to announce 3 more sets to add to our existing sets of Ancient Greeks which were successfully launched in the Autumn of 2005. This time by popular demand we have made some musicians to blast these brave warriors onto the path of victory. A pipe player, a trumpeter and a drummer.

We now have a total of 9 different phalanx sets comprising of 27 figures with differently sculpted heads and shield designs to compliment them. To compliment these figures we also have sets of Greek heroes; Kallimachos of Aphidna and secondly Arimnestos with their champions as well as heavy swordsmen to protect the phalanx flanks.

To show the very fine detail on these figures we have deliberately enlarged 2 of them below to show you what our 54mm figures would look like in approximately 160 mm scale. This will save you from getting out the magnifying glass!

The research was difficult for these figures but was made easier by using a friend, who is a brilliant graphic designer, and who drew all the shield designs by hand from historical sources (urns and plates etc.). Then Till Weber my friend and samurai painter agreed to change subject matter and looked after the master paintings which in our opinion are second to none.

I had wanted to produce for a ages a complete phalanx. A phalanx with as many different varieties of figures involved in it as was commercially possible. Thanks to our loyal collectors the initial sets were a huge success! At the time, not even knowing the demand, we never thought of limiting them, so the sets (ACG01 to ACG04) will remain in production until at least the end of this year. I hope that gives enough of a notice period to collectors who still are missing these sets from their collection. On this note we decided to make the 4 new sets (ACG06 to ACG09) strictly limited to just 500 sets of each. That way if demand continues we can hopefully bring yet more shield designs, heads and variety to this popular range of phalanx figures. Of course we will still continue to produce other Greek figures for the range but outside of this static "phalanx" configuration.

A quick note on pike length : Our initial offerings for this Ancient Collection is a Greek phalanx around the time of the battles of Marathon (BC 490) and Plataea (BC479). At that time, with the armour we have chosen for our first warriors, a short pike would have been more historically accurate. However having spoken to a large number of collectors a few have the opinion that "a phalanx cannot be a phalanx without those huge long pikes". So we had a dilemma; but not really as we have decided that each set (ACG01 to ACG04 and ACG06 to ACG10) will contain both the long and short versions:. 3 figures 6 pikes. We hope therefore everyone will be happy!




ACG20

ACG20 (rear view)

ACG21

ACG21 (rear view)

ACG22

ACG22 (rear view)


ACG20 - Trumpeter 1 Figure - USD 32.00.
ACG21 - Piper 1 Figure - USD 32.00.
ACG22 - Drummer 1 Figure - USD 32.00.


The Phalanx Sets - Detailing on just 2 figures at approximately 3 times magnification.
If using 800 by 600 screen resolution.


Saves you searching for the magnifying glass!

3 "blocks" comprising a 3 x ACG01, ACG02, ACG03, ACG04.
Shown here with the longer pikes but as I have already mentioned the shorter version is also included with each box. As far as set configurations are concerned we have broken them up to add more variety for both the larger and smaller collector. The first 3 ranks are available with different shields designs in different poses and the 4th rank, as a set of 3 in the same pose, as they could be made into a larger marching column if so wished.

Of course this is only a 4 rank configuration. Using the long pike (or indeed short) from our figures it could easily be made 10 ranks deep or more by using several of the poses in each rank!

The General with Champions Sets


ACG11

ACG11

ACG11 - 3 Figures; Kallimachos of Aphidna with Champions (front and side views) - USD 85.00.


ACG12

ACG12


ACG12 - 3 Figures; Arimnestos with Champions (front and side views) - USD 85.00.


The Phalanx Sets

ACG10 - 3 Figures Greek Phalanx Casualties with both long (shown) and short pikes - USD 85.00.


ACG06

ACG07

ACG06 - 3 Figures Greek Phalanx with both short (shown) and long pikes. USD 85.00. Strictly Limited to 500 sets.
ACG07 - 3 Figures Greek Phalanx with both short (shown) and long pikes. USD 85.00. Strictly Limited to 500 sets.



ACG08

ACG09

ACG08 - 3 Figures Greek Phalanx with both short (shown) and long pikes. USD 85.00. Strictly Limited to 500 sets.
ACG09 - 3 Figures Greek Phalanx with both short (shown) and long pikes. USD 85.00. Strictly Limited to 500 sets.


The Original Phalanx Sets


ACG01

ACG02

ACG01 - 3 Figures Greek Phalanx with both short (shown) and long pikes. USD 85.00
ACG02 - 3 Figures Greek Phalanx with both short (shown) and long pikes. USD 85.00



ACG03

ACG04

ACG03 - 3 Figures Greek Phalanx with both short (shown) and long pikes. USD 85.00
ACG04 - 3 Figures Greek Phalanx with both short (shown) and long pikes. USD 85.00



Photograph to illustrate the fine detail on the "reverse side" of these fine models. No particular set configuration but it shows the angle of the pike and of course the long version is used here.

Photograph to illustrate the difference in pike heights. Both are included in our set!.

ACG05 - 3 Figures Greek Heavy Infantry (front and rear views) - USD 80.00