Next stand of hoplites. I've decided that painting hoplites will be a good break between main projects and freehand painting their shields good training in painting details.
In my last post I wrote about othismos - showing with shields used by hoplites. Now few words about advance of thge phalanx formation. It had a natural tendency to shift to the right. Hoplite had his left side of the body covered with shield. He was also protecting his comrade on the left. The other hoiplite was shifting to the right when trying to be covered by his comrades shield.