Imperial Hypaspists

Miniatures: Old Glory
Decals: Dark Age Designs 15mm Macedonian Star & Surround     Pikes: hand made from plastic rod

These Old Glory Hypaspists are led by a Foundry officer and trumpeter. They are armed with 12 foot pikes and are formed into a phalanx for battle.  The army was given new armor in India and it here that the Hypaspists were given their silver shields, later during Successors wars for dominance the "Argyraspids" became the most feared unit in any army.


Anson, E.M. "The Hypaspists : Macedonia's Professional Citizen-Soldiers" Historia 34 (1985) 246-248

Anson, E.M. "Alexander's Hypaspists and the Argyraspids" Historia 30 (1981)117-120 -+-

Ellis, J.R., 'Alexander's hypaspists again' in: Historia 24 (1975) 617-618.

Erskine, A., The pezetairoi of Philip II and Alexander III’, Historia 38 (1989), 385-394.

Hammond, N.G.L., 'Arrian's mentions of infantry guards', AHB 11.1 (1997),20-24

Hammond, N.G.L. Alexander’s Veterans after his Death’, GRBS 25 (1984) 51-61

Lock, R.A. "The Origins of the Argyraspids" Historia 26 (1977) 373-378 -+-

Milns, R.D. "Philip II and the Hypaspists" Historia 16 (1967) 509-512 -+-

Milns, R.D. "The Hypaspists of Alexander III - Some Problems" Historia 20 (1971) 186-195 -+-

Milns, R.D., 'The army of Alexander the Great' in: Fondations Hardt 22 (1976), 87-136.

The Organisation of Alexander's Hypaspists’, Classical Association of Canada Montreal, 1985.

These references creatd by Steven James and snipped from Ancmed