Despite Mycnenae and Troy being maritime powers, the Iliad features no battles. So the Trojan shipwright (of the ship that transported Helen to Troy) Phereculs, fights afoot, as an infantryman. The battle dress and armour of hero and soldier are well describe. The enter battle in chariots, lunching javelins into the enemies of formations, the dismount – for hand combat with sword and a shoulder-borne hoplon. (shield) The Ajax, the greater son, of Telamon, sports a large, rectangular sheild which he protects himself and Teucer, his brother.