Velites (light infantry): The velites were mainly poorer citizens who couldn't afford to equip themselves properly. Their primary function was to act as skirmishers – javelin-throwers who would engage the enemy early in order either to harass them or to cover the movement of troops behind them. After throwing their javelins they would retreat through the gaps between the maniples, screened from the attack of the enemy by the heavy infantry lines. With the shortage of cavalry in the army of the early to mid Republican army, the velites were also used as scouts. They did not have a precise formal organization or formation.
From the Myths and Legends Historical Knights, Collection, all hand painted finish,with great detail.
This series of Figurines are of top quality and the best craftsmanship, An accurate representation of the Armour used in the era.
This Suited figurine in Amour stands at 10cm (4+ inches) in height and would take pride of place in any lounge or den.
This item is not a toy but a work of art for the connoisseur/collector - Figurine Approx 250 grams.
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NO-LEAD, PEWTER CASTING, HANDPAINTED. In presentation box. approx 4.25"