Artig Toy Soldiers

Artig Toy Soldiers

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Riga, Latvia  ·  Artig produces toy tin soldiers, historical miniatures - mostly Napoleon wars. please send us an email at sales@artig.lv
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Napoleon's German Allies. Bavaria trooper 1st Dragoons 1807

Napoleon's German Allies. Bavaria trooper 1st Dragoons 1807

Chabrias, the celebrated Athenian general. Artwork by J. Shumate. In 378BCE, when Athens entered into an alliance with Thebes against Sparta, Chabrias famously ordered his men at ease rather than charging the Spartans—with the spear remaining pointing upwards instead of towards the enemy, and the shield leaning against the left knee instead of being hoisted against the shoulder. This "show of contempt" stopped the advancing Spartan forces, and shortly afterwards they withdrew.

Chabrias was a celebrated Athenian general of the century BCE. In 388 BCE he defeated the Spartans and Aeginetans under Gorgopas at Aegina and commanded the fleet sent to assist Evagoras, king of Cyprus, against the Persians.