Dated: October 26, 2008.
The armies of Philip and Alexander are not a subject about which I can claim any expertise. At best, I enjoy a passing "school boy" knowledge of this dynamic era. So, when I started work on this kit is was something of a learning experience for me.
I owe much to the other ETS contributors, whose work turned out to be one of my primary resources. I owe particular thanks to Mr. Butterwick for his use of a historically authentic color palate which I copied quite closely.
These Hypaspists are formed up into a mini-phalanx which approximately represents their method of deployment. The most heavily armored man, in a bronze cuirass, takes the point leading the wedge-shaped formation. He is covered on this right by men wearing lighter linnen cuirasses, while the men on his left are unarmored. At the rear, the commander and his signalman observe the progress of the battle and direct the formation as it advances.
S. M. Mannix
U. S. A.
Many thanks to Mr. Mannix.
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