This set is a perfect buy for anyone looking for a classical Greek infantry set. The poses and equipment are diverse, and the set includes figures from Corinth/Athens, Sparta, Illyria, and other city-states. This does not make the set historically accurate - the city-states never allied like that into one big army - but makes for some fun painting and awesome looking figures.
The sculpting is really good, but there is some flash to cut off. This is not as easy as it sounds, and if you are not careful, you can end up chopping hands, swords, and javelins off the figures.
The plastic used is relatively hard, which I have always liked about Zvezda products - it makes the paint stay on better.
You only have to glue the shields on to one pose, which is not a problem, as the shields stay on well. The other poses have their shields already attached. You do have to insert the spears into their hands, however, which can be difficult. I had to both shave down the spear hafts and widen the hand holes in order to get the spears to fit, but once this was done it worked well.
These are very good figures, representing the major city states and equipment of the classical Greek era. Great for any model painter or history buff interested in the period. I would definitely recommend these guys.
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