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The Illyrian army was composed, in the southern, greek influenced, part of the kingdom, of light infantry, equipped with tunics without belt, cloaks, wicker shield, wood shields, celtic-style scutum shields, and Aspis shields for the elite or Bardyllian reformed infantry. Helmets were of wicker and stud type, reinforced with bronze plates, armor was generally of leather type. The Nobility was better equipped with bronze armors, greek swords, greek helmets, bronze aspis, and greaves. Swords were generallly short, or curved in the thracian style, and they used a specific weapon, a very light, curved throwing axe. Medium infantry used pot or negau type helmets, or the so-called "illyrian" helmet which was the grandmother of greek types, including the famous Corinthian one. Northern troops like the scordisci and north-east neighbours were equipped mostly as celtic halstatt warriors, while northwest illyrians were roughly similar to the Veneti and italic warriors. The Delmatae were nomadic pastoralist, dressed in a mix of thacian and celtic styles, with fur caps. The Liburnians were Venetic peoples, and equipped like ancient italic warriors, Lapyges and italic eastern coast independant illlyrians were equipped as Italics.
Illyria was divided, although a single kingdom at Scodra was the dominant power, Rhizon and Pharos as local capitals. Cities were a few, and Hoplites, by the way, only recruited in these very few cities, like Scodra. They subjugated all southern illyrians and dominated the western coast, including the Delmatae and Liburnians. Their only enemies were the fierce Scordisci, Pannonii, and the epirots and macedonian greeks.