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Mitanni (Hurrians), Syrians, Canaanites and Hyskos 1500BC - 1000BC

Click here to shop our Mitanni, Syrians, Canaanites and Hyskos range. Hurrian chariot warrior aristocracy (Maryannu) dominated the city states of Syria and Canaan. Some of these, the Hyksos, invaded Egypt. Later, the Hurrians formed the powerful Mitannian Empire in Syria and North Mesopotamia which fought resurgent Egypt for control of the region and ruled Assyria for a time. The Canaanites with Mitannian allies fought the Egyptians at Megiddo. The Hittites defeated Syrians and Hurrians and incorporated them into their empire as vassal kingdoms. The Canaanites fought against the Habiru tribes (Hebrews) until the Hebrews succeeded in carving out a kingdom...

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New Kingdom Egyptians

Click here to shop our New Kingdom Egyptians range. ARMY ORGANISATION 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.       QUICK PAINTING GUIDE Skin tones - Arab complexion, dark hair, Nubians as Sudanese. Clothing -...

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European Bronze Age - Scandanavia & North West Europe 1600-BC

Click here to hop our European Bronze Age range. Army Organisation - Weapon hoards from bogs indicate warbands of 50 men. Probably a single clan contingent or crews of raiding ships. Typical Allies & Mercenaries - More primitive Neolithic style tribes from remote areas, horsemen from Eurasian steppes, Phoenician traders. Best Troops - Well armed Heroic warrior chiefs with the most advanced bronze armour and weapons of the period. Terrain - Homeland; wooded plains and hills. Coasts and fens. Hypothetical Encounters - Bronze Age Northerners vs Phoenicians, Mycenaeans or Scythians. Bronze Age tribes vs early Iron Age Celts or Greek Hoplites.    ...

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Myceneans, Minoans and the Trojan War 1600-800BC

Click here to shop our Myceneans, Minoans and the Trojan War range. Early Minoan Infantry: While the chariotry provided the glamour component of Minoan armies it was the footmen who made up the majority troop type. Infantry spearmen made up the bulk, and while they were simply equipped and dressed, they were also very distinctive in appearance. Most infantry wore only a loincloth or went naked. Richer individuals might wear fringed kilts identical to those common throughout the region at the time. Swords were items of some worth and denoted status, so would be confined to chariot crews and spearmen.  Later Mycenean...

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Sumerians & Akkadians 3000BC - 1793BC

CLICK HERE to shop Sumerians & Akkadians range. All of the models on our website were painted with Foundry Paint. For comprehensive descriptions of how to use the Foundry Method are shown in Kevin Dallimore's Painting Guides which link from the drop down menu above under Paint. Now fully illustrated and available as free PDF downloads. Who did they fight? - City states fought each other. Akkadians fought Sumerians, both fought Elamites, Amorite Nomads, Syrians, Hattic states, outlying regions of the Harrapan (Indian) civilisation. Army Organisation - Units of 60, 300 & 600 men. Each City state provided a contingent...

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