2012 MOCathalon: battle of Thermopylae . My entry to the 2012 MOCathalon, I'm on the team Mocers of Middle Earth. This is a build for category 10. Ars Historia, I built the Pass of Thermopylae the last Stand of the 300, funny story, There was originally 7000 allied Greek soldiers in the Pass so King Xerxes of Persia couldn't invade Greece. The 300 were part of this force. For 2 days they held out killing thousands of Persian Immortals. On the second night, a traitor reveled a pass around Mt. Kaliodromos where the Pass of Thermoplyae was. The guards stationed at the pass deserted and the Persian surrounded the last 1,700 troops because Leonidas had withdrawn all other troops to fight another day. around 1400 troops stayed out of honor. The powerful Greek Phalanx broke apart and all of the Greeks were slaughtered. The Persians brought out their archers once more. and the last were killed. . MOCathalon
MOCers of Middle Earth
and the needed historical evidence
the last defenders of Thermoplyae and the fallen Spartan King Leonidas.
The dreaded archers of the Persian army, they were hillsmen who equipped with their own bows shot for the army
The even more dreaded Persian immortals, they wore a black cloth on their head, so their face was obscured. They were named Immortals for the fact that when one died or retired, another could easily take his place. They fought easily 10,00 strong. Over 20,000 died in the Pass.
The fallen Spartan King Leonidas. He was shot by archers when the Spartan and ally phalanx broke apart.
The cliffside that the last few soldiers were cornered on.
the Mighty Persian troops run in to finish it off
The main characters, Dienekes, Leonidas' General and friend, and Leonidas minus arrow
Thanks! I took some creativity to this because we don't know who was the last alive but Herodotus wrote that Dienekes was a fierce fighter, and my person favorite from the novel Gates of Fire. Then i placed some ally forces in various armor or lamellar armor.
Thanks for listening to this history nerd!!