Like the Hittites, I had some of these painted already; in fact, the chariots are ones I have had for years, rebased onto 60x80mm bases. Readers with sharp eyes may recognize them from previous battle reports. However, I added some chariot runners (converted from trusty old Airfix Robin Hood figures) to help fill out the bases. The shields on these guys were probably the most fun part of this army - the multicolored checker patterns are based on some depictions from a chest found among King Tut's grave goods (where naturally they are shown being trampled under his chariot).
From the commander's perspective
The general in his light chariot
Three more light chariots (Caesar Mariyannu Chariots with converted Robin Hood chariot runner)
The "royal guard" - DBA gives the option of a "fast" Blade (3Bd) or "solid" Bow (4Bw) unit - I did both with spares from the Mariyannu chariots.
Some light infantry (3Ax) - these guys are from Caesar's Early Arabs/Bedouin set.
More infantry - DBA gives the option of deploying these as 3Ax or a massed Horde (7Hd). The hordes I had already; the light infantry are new. These are mostly more Airfix Robin Hood conversions, though a couple of Caesar Hebrews were also enlisted.
Skirmishers with bows (Ps)
And skirmishers with javelins (Ps)
The current scope of this project calls for one more army - the Sea Peoples (I/28). I have the figures for them all set aside now, but I may take a break from the Bronze Age for a little while to clear some other items from my painting queue.
Excellent painting indeed! Esp the gameboards err...shields and the work to make the robin hood guys fit it so well.ReplyDelete