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Units of 50, 200, 250 & 1000 men. Four armies of at least 5000 men.
Best Troops - Marines, hand to hand infantry, archers, fast Chariots.
Typical Allies & Mercenaries - Nubians, Libyans, Syrians, Sea Peoples.
Terrain - Homeland; irrigated river valley with rocky desert margins. Often invaded forested Phoenicia, Syrian, Libyan & Nubian desert and Canaan.
Hypothetical Encounters - Egyptians vs Mycenaeans/Minoans in Libya. Egyptians vs Solomon’s Israelites. Egyptians vs Shalmaneser’s Assyrians.
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Skin tones - Arab complexion, dark hair, Nubians as Sudanese.
Clothing - White linen kilts. Leather armour tinted red and blue.
Weapons & Armour - Bronze. Scale armour in alternating coloured rows.
Shields - Bull-hide or painted yellow, black, red or white.
Chariots - Frame covered with tinted leather scale armour.
Horses - Black, chestnut, grey. Leather scale armour bards.
Standards - Yellow/gold, painted detail with coloured streamers.
Bases - Desert or steppe with tufts of coarse grass and stones.
Text by Nigel Stillman