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benglish06 Dec 2014 4:45 p.m. PST


Hoping for some guidance. Been interested in getting into Egyptian gaming (blame Warlord's Egyptian line), but I really want to read more about the military history of the period -- don't really know much about it. What with thousands of years, and multiple Kingdoms – early, middle, and new -- it's hard to know where to get started.

Can anyone suggest the best books on the topic for a noob?


Personal logo timurilank Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2014 4:52 p.m. PST

This is a classic read covering Egypt and other kingdoms.



nnascati Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2014 4:55 p.m. PST

I will second the recommendation of Yadin's work. Certainly not inexpensive, but worth every penny.

Lego Warrior07 Dec 2014 5:31 a.m. PST

A great KS type campagin thingy is on at the moment for some excellent Egyptian figures check it out…


colin knight07 Dec 2014 1:43 p.m. PST

Osprey books good start covering Middle and New kingdom. Also see Kadesh title from osprey.
Bridgit McDermots book Warfare in Ancient Egypt also great.

Das Sheep07 Dec 2014 2:48 p.m. PST

The Egyptians had a lot of pretty long wars (or several wars with the same people over a long time).

Maybe when you start your Egyptian army you should buy an army for one of their period enemies, so they have someone to fight?

That said I like Ptolemy's Egypt the most myself, but thats dreadfully greek in its military.

benglish07 Dec 2014 4:51 p.m. PST

Thank for the help, guys. This is a good start.

Cyrus the Great08 Dec 2014 9:52 a.m. PST

The kickstarter mentioned by Doctor has great figures, but the figures draw as much from Hollywood as from historical sources. That being said, there are some that would work, depending on what you want to model.

Personal logo Shaun Travers Supporting Member of TMP18 Dec 2014 4:12 a.m. PST

SO I finally found a copy of the Yadin book at a reasonable price to shop to Australia. Thanks (I think!) to timurilank and nnascati for putting me onto this book that I had never heard of and matching an keen area of interest.

Personal logo Shaun Travers Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2015 6:15 p.m. PST

It arrived today! (went airmail when I was expecting it by sea in late February). Woo-hoo! I have my reading set for the near future. Thanks again to timurilank and nnascati!

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