1"V - IV B.B.".
The Persian empire is not as well documented as some, but enough evidence survives to give a fair idea of the look of the cavalry.
From several descriptions we know that the Persians made use of chariots in battle, and included ones with metre-long sythes attached to each axle, others attached to the yoke, and even blades under the carriage. The chariot was a fairly basic box, either open or closed at the rear, in which a crew of at least two operated. This model is a very good representation of such a vehicle, and includes all the blades that in theory made this such a fearsome weapon. The four horses fit onto pegs in their sides, but are in such close proximity to each other that this is not evident and does not spoil the look of the model. Overall however the model conforms to all the available evidence on how these chariots appeared.
Two crewmen (seen in the third row above) are provided, and they fit into holes in the floor of the chariot. One is the driver, and the other is about to throw a short javelin
- 10 figuren + 12 paarden 12 + 1 Chariot.