The historical battle, after Persian king Xerxes is told of a way around to reach the Greeks, 300 Spartans and their Spartan king Leonidas decide to make a stand, stay and hold off the invaders...dead to the last man
About this creation
After Reading and Learning about the Battle of Thermopylae I was quickly inspired to do a lego battle of it.
I did alot of customizing for the Spartans(as you may be able to tell from the pics).
The Persian army almost consisted entirely of Luke Skywalkers with different heads and headgear.
So, although it isnt with the 300 Spartans, and a much smaller scale, I hope you enjoy the pics of this historical battle.
Fantastic, like the person below me said, They would have won... they would have destroyed many more soldiers, with the Persian Navy gone thanks to Athens, the Phocians thought the Persians were coming to kill their people and ran. Your build is great, I love the small details on the Spartans.
The Greeks would have held out if it were not for the Peloponesians abandoning a pass through the mountains, and a traitor revealing this pass as a flanking route, so the Persians could trap the Spartans on both sides.
I like it
November 8, 2011
great shots, really good minifigs !!....A good lego fig battle always pleases !!>.....well done....
William Mason is right, Spartans would never dare throw their spears first. This form is called a "Phaulanxs Formation". It was a giant wall of spears meant to repel any and all enemies in the front of the line. They could hold this position for days if needed. If they threw their spears first, that would basically be taking the sting right off the scorpion. Still, the landscape i excellent. Very well made.
Thatīs great! I really like the landscape youīve created and the various battle scenes. I bet it would look even cooler with the new Spartan minifigure, but then itīs hard to get enough for this fantastic MOC.
Spartans wouldn't have thrown their spears, they were for stabbing. Also, the Persians began the battle with an arrow bombardment at long range which was mostly ineffective because of the Spartans' heavy armor and the cheap bows the Persians used. The Greeks were finally defeated when a traitor told Xerxes of a little known trail that took the Persians behind the Greeks. One more thing: The Spartans were not the only ones. About 1,000 other Greeks also fought unil the end. Great MOC, though. I don't wanna sound all teachy or anything.
ok, moc good, idea...good... build..extra good, combat ok... first of all, whoever reads this, remember the new movie 300 is ENTERTAINMENT... not very accurate..... 2nd off all, the spartans were good because of DISCIPLNE... they would NOT throw their spears... there were rank upon rank of spartans...each with a spear, supporting the front sparatan... thermoplye was 100 men wide, shoulder to shoulder... so there were 3 ranks, obvoisly the last rank had longe spears... the first rank had hand held shield (BIG) and short spear, 2nd rank, had shield and longer spear, 3rd rank, had only large spear, or shield slung on their back...still the point is, the spartans actually fought wiht 10,000 greek soldiers, after leonidas heard he was betrayed, he sent them all away except his 300 guards... (from sparta, the rest were from athens and what not) and 700 volunteers stayed from the other greeks... TOGETHER they stoped the persians to the last man...
Not a bad army design. I enjoy the scenery very much except for one thing: the absense of the wall mentioned in the Histories of Herodotus. I believe the Spartan bodyguard should also have their attending Helots. Good job, Dan.
Thats awsome man. I never had any respect for persians once, then, get this, I played prince of persia sands of time, then i looked up persian warfare and such, now i think they're awsone, and i like what you did here, very very nice. I love the landscaping.
This is the best thing I've seen on MOCpages in quite some time. Fantastic landscaping, and I love the Spartans (red and gold is my favorite combo). Great custom figs. Even though the Persians are just Luke Skywalkers and such, you still made them work well. Fantastic recreation of one of my favorite historical battles.