June 14, 2015 by brennon
If you’re looking for a tough unit to ride into battle with for your Macedonian army led by Alexander the Great then you can’t go too far wrong with the Companion Cavalry from Warlord Games for Hail Caesar…
A Thunderous Charge
So what is there to like about this unit of cavalry? Well here is some more information on them straight from Warlord…
“The Companions were the finest and most aggressive heavy cavalry of their time and they were armed with long, heavy spears designed to pierce armour and overcome enemy cavalrymen more accustomed to skirmishing or fencing with lighter weapons.
Riders also carried weighty swords for fighting hand-to-hand and were protected by a bronze cuirass or linothorax style armour as worn by Greek infantry. They also wore bronze helmets – often the open-faced Boeotian style of helmet, which afforded good visibility and enabled the horsemen to more easily hear the commands of his officers than enclosed types of helmet.
So armed the Companions overcame their enemies and won the empire and everlasting fame of Alexander the Great!”
Now if that doesn’t inspire you into taking them on the battlefield then I don’t know what will. Model wise the kit is looking ok and while it isn’t the best unit we’ve seen they are all posed to suggest them charging into battle which is suitable.
Do you play Macedonians in Hail Caesar?
"The Companions were the finest and most aggressive heavy cavalry of their time and they were armed with long, heavy spears designed to pierce armour..."