Alexander the Great

Newline Designs


Alexander leads of charge of his Companion Cavalry. The 28mm figure of Alexander is
by  Newline Designs, the Companions are by Old Glory.\


"This message being brought him just as he was giving the signal to those about him for the onset, he bade them tell Parmenio that he must have surely lost the use of his reason, and had forgotten, in his alarm, that soldiers, if victorious, became masters of their enemies' baggage; and if defeated, instead of taking care of their wealth or their slaves, have nothing more to do but to fight gallantly and die with honour. When he had said this, he put on his helmet, having the rest of his arms on before he came out of his tent, which were a coat of the Sicilian make, girt close about him, and over that a breast-piece of thickly quilted linen, which was taken among other booty at the battle of Issus. The helmet, which was made by Theophilus, though of iron, was so well wrought and polished that it was as bright as the most refined silver. To this was fitted a gorget of the same metal, set with precious stones. His sword, which was the weapon he most used in fight, was given him by the King of the Citieans, and was of an admirable temper and lightness. The belt which he also wore in all engagements was of much richer workmanship than the rest of his armour. It was a work of the ancient Helicon, and had been presented to him by the Rhodians, as a mark of their respect to him. So long as he was engaged in drawing up his men, or riding about to give orders or directions, or to view them, he spared Bucephalus, who was now growing old, and made use of another horse; but when he was actually to fight, he sent for him again, and as soon as he was mounted, commenced the attack."

translated by John Dryden


Alexander wears the armor depicted on the famous mosaic from th ehouse of the faun in Pompeii.  He rides Bucephalus, his famous black horse.



Vendel's 28mm figure reveals Alexander in his prime, he has a mature face, almost too old for his 33 years, but he's seen a lot in his life of constant campaigning!



Vendel horses are usually similar from range to range, this special horse has the trappings of an officer, as animal skins were popular adornments.