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Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP28 Oct 2017 1:46 p.m. PST

The Hittite Empire:

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I think the Bronze Age has a great appeal: who couldn't love chariots?

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The core of the army comes from 'Great Hatti' but there are contingents from the Shasu, Sea Peoples, Mitanni.

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This means the basing is a bit schizoid: both desert & more temperate. They fight both my NKE army (& usually win) & my Mycenaean army (& mostly lose).

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The controversial Shasu scouts are mounted.

I believe their great enemies, the Egyptians, nicknamed the Hittites the "girly-boys" in reference to their long locks. Not very PC but it is a label they wear with pride as they drive over hordes of Egyptian archers.

Personal logo sillypoint Supporting Member of TMP28 Oct 2017 5:29 p.m. PST

Nice work.
Is 13 chariots enough though? 😀

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP28 Oct 2017 5:40 p.m. PST

Is 13 chariots enough though?


Like every wargame army, this is a Work-in-progress. I really would like a second spears unit. More chariots are next.

Gone Fishing28 Oct 2017 5:58 p.m. PST

They look splendid, in spite of being "girly-boys". Chariots really do add something to an ancient army. I'm gearing up to do a Gallic force myself, and have been tempted to shift things to Britannia for just that reason. Thank you for sharing!

JARROVIAN Supporting Member of TMP29 Oct 2017 4:20 a.m. PST

I thought established practice was for Hittite chariots to have three crew? Cavalry shields are about 1000 years too early I think.
But nice army and nice painting

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