Hoplite Sentry is the first in the Bronze Age (Classical Period) series, depicting a Greek Citizen Soldier of 4th Century B.C., armed with his most important field equipment, the hoplon (shield), his kopis (sword), and his dory (throwing spear). His hoplon is adorned with an octopus motif which is representative of the Patron God Poseidon, to strike fear in the enemy and protect him from harm. His helmet, with a dyed horse hair crest, is fashioned after the classic Corinthian design and weighed between 5 and 8 lbs. He also wore the curass (chest armor) and greaves (shin guards) for protection. Although the armor looks very intimidating, it was very thin and light weight for mobility. The Hoplites were highly trained and skilled soldiers and valued their mobility. They fought as a group, creating a phalanx (a line of shields), which was a very powerful tactic.