- 12 figures and 12 horses
- 4 figure poses and 2 horse poses
- Molded in light tan or grey.
- Assembly, preparation and painting is required
- Box dimensions: 4.6” W x 6.6” H x 1.3” D
- Recommend for hobbyists and miniature gamers 12 years and above.
A cataphract was a form of armored heavy cavalryman fielded in ancient warfare throughout Eurasia and Northern Africa.
All figures in this kit are armed with the conlus, a heavy spear of almost 4 meters in length.
The Romans came to know cataphracts during their frequent wars in the Hellenistic East. Cataphracts had varying levels of success against Roman military tactics. As a result of this lingering period of exposure to cataphracts, by the 4th century, the Roman Empire had adopted a number of vexillations of mercenary cataphract cavalry such as the Sarmatian Auxiliaries. The Romans deployed both native and mercenary units of cataphracts throughout the Empire, from Asia Minor all the way to Britain, where a contingent of 5,500 Sarmatians (including cataphracts, infantry, and non-combatants) were posted in the 2nd century by Emperor Marcus Aurelius.