GR-30 Spartan King & Bodyguard
Warlord Games - Hail Caesar
This Warlord Games Hail Caesar Spartan King and Bodyguard Blister Pack contains one (1) Spartan King and two (2) Spartan Bodyguard. All miniatures are supplied unpainted and require assembly.
Sparta had two kings, one stayed in Sparta and one lead the army in war. The king would command from the front where his heroic deeds could be celebrated; Leonidas is a prime example of this. Spartan kings seem to have worn the transverse crest, as surviving carving seems to show this as dyed in two colours. The king seems to have been accompanied by a bodyguard. No one can agree on whether this would have consisted of two men, or an entire phalanx at this time. Either way it seems they were selected from Olympic champions and would have been exceptional warriors.