The Tagar were a Southern Siberian Tribal Nation that were at their height in the 5th Century BC. A Bronze Age Culture, they also adapted an agricultural side, which appears to be their primary source of survival and trade. As with most Bronze Age Societies, The Tagar also developed a Warrior Caste. These Soldiers were used for defense rather that expansion of their Territory. The Tagar Warriors made good use of early Bronze Age weapons casting. They were not a Sword Culture, but preferred Spear. These were solid cast weapons ranging from 4 to 6-feet in length. Surviving Heads ranged from 5 to 7-inches.
In terms of Armor, Tagars began to use thin iron plating, stitched together with organic twine (reed, etc.) It was arranged in a circular ''skirting'' pattern around the body (similar to the much later European Base Shirt). This lower plating was joined to a top component that beared a striking resemblance to early Greek Lino-Thorax Armor. Helmets were also thin iron plating (likewise joined) – which formed a conical style. The Tagar also used a form of wooden Pauldron (arms) and Greaves (legs). This particular ''Rus'' style of early armor would prevail for thousands of years in the Region.
Shields however were still developed using stretched and dried animal hide (with many layers) – upon which were fixed a wooden support frame. While light, they most probably were used for body to body contact rather than repulsing an Enemy weapon.