- Approximately 2.5” tall (60 mm)
- 16 Highly detailed historically accurate plastic figures
- 8 Greeks (Tan) and 8 Trojans (Grey)
- Unpainted figures
- Packaged in polybag with header card
- Tip from LOD: To straighten weapons, dip in hot water, then cold water.
- Recommend for hobbyists and miniature gamers 14 years and above
In Greek mythology, the Trojan War (Greek: Τρωικός Πόλεμος; Turkish: Truva Savaşı) was waged against the city of Troy by the Achaeans (Greeks) after Paris of Troy took Helen from her husband Menelaus, king of Sparta. The war is one of the most important events in Greek mythology and has been narrated through many works of Greek literature, most notably Homer's Iliad. The core of the Iliad (Books II – XXIII) describes a period of four days and two nights in the tenth year of the decade-long siege of Troy; the Odyssey describes the journey home of Odysseus, one of the war's heroes. Other parts of the war are described in a cycle of epic poems, which have survived through fragments. Episodes from the war provided material for Greek tragedy and other works of Greek literature, and for Roman poets including Virgil and Ovid.
The ancient Greeks believed that Troy was located near the Dardanelles and that the Trojan War was a historical event of the 13th or 12th century BC, but by the mid-19th century AD, both the war and the city were widely seen as non-historical. In 1868, however, the German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann met Frank Calvert, who convinced Schliemann that Troy was a real city at what is now Hisarlik in Turkey. On the basis of excavations conducted by Schliemann and others, this claim is now accepted by most scholars.
Whether there is any historical reality behind the Trojan War remains an open question. Many scholars believe that there is a historical core to the tale, though this may simply mean that the Homeric stories are a fusion of various tales of sieges and expeditions by Mycenaean Greeks during the Bronze Age. Those who believe that the stories of the Trojan War are derived from a specific historical conflict usually date it to the 12th or 11th century BC, often preferring the dates given by Eratosthenes, 1194–1184 BC, which roughly corresponds with archaeological evidence of a catastrophic burning of Troy VII, and the Late Bronze Age collapse
The LOD Enterprises initial War at Troy figure set is now available with the defenders in grey (the original Trojans are blue). The four Trojan poses are the same as the 2015 release whereas the Greek poses offer one alternative.
One of the Greeks with a spear has his shield arm (left) raised to his shoulder to parry a blow from a charging Trojan.
This set will provide variety for your Bronze Age dioramas and battle scenes. Pick up a set or two today!