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New Kingdom Egyptians

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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.





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

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