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    Default Was the Corinthian helmet still used in EB's time frame?


    I want to add several hoplites (one diferen't for each city) but I came out with the corinthians, and their helmets, so I wonder, were the corinthian helmets still used in EB's time frame?
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    Default Re: Was the Corinthian helmet still used in EB's time frame?

    Nope.


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    Default Re: Was the Corinthian helmet still used in EB's time frame?

    Hum, I was expecting that... heheh, soo the most common (in most cities) was the one depicted in EB's hoplites? , any other posibility that didn't made it out due to models limits?
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    Default Re: Was the Corinthian helmet still used in EB's time frame?

    I'm sure someone somewhere did, but it would be similar to the mullet. Out on the battlefield, he would be blind and couldn't hear.

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    Default Re: Was the Corinthian helmet still used in EB's time frame?

    But why was the corinthian helmet not used any more? is it because it was really heavy and the new hoplites needed to be fast? a helmet doesn't add that much weight right? so why the spartans didn't use any more either? i thought they were the most old-fashioned
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    Lightbulb Re: Was the Corinthian helmet still used in EB's time frame?

    abou already answered your question: the Corinthian helmet had really poor vision, and you could hear little in it either. It was a relic from the days a hoplite was simply expected to march forward and start spearing the enemy. Nowadays, hoplites need to be able to follow orders on the battlefield as well.

    IIRC EB's Spartans use the even-more old-fashioned Pylos helmet.
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    Default Re: Was the Corinthian helmet still used in EB's time frame?

    oh i thought you talking about the "new" helmets they used. and what is the helmet the spartans used called?


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    Lightbulb Re: Was the Corinthian helmet still used in EB's time frame?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrus View Post
    oh i thought you talking about the "new" helmets they used. and what is the helmet the spartans used called?
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    Default Re: Was the Corinthian helmet still used in EB's time frame?

    It's not new, it's old, and it's the Pylos-type. As Ludens stated.
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