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PHGamer25 Apr 2020 6:49 a.m. PST

A Wailing of Hebrews*
Nothing like an early off day for a bit of mayhem. In practice for the USTT, Al and I will be doing a double header. First Period 4 (Medieval) and then Period 1 (Biblical).



79thPA Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2020 7:07 a.m. PST

Is this a later Hebrew army? I was working on a 15mm army years ago and I don't recall chariots in the force composition.

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2020 2:20 p.m. PST

I guess so! The Star of David may have been used in Solomon's time?, but only became an official Jewish symbol in the 18th century, according to google link
The biggest problem with Hebrew armies is the lack of evidence for what they looked like. All we have is depictions on Assyrian sources, like the Seige of lachish in the British museum.


PHGamer26 Apr 2020 3:58 p.m. PST

We know they had chariots. It is mentioned in the bible, along with the worlds first known bumper sticker. Something along the lines of "When this chariot leaves, all women weep"

John Edmundson26 Apr 2020 5:36 p.m. PST

The DBMM Later hebrew list allows for plenty of 2 horse chariots (Cv) from 968BCE (under Solomon) right through to 800BCE, at which point they all upgrade to 4 horse (Kn) so no option for both. I don't know how that compares with whatever ADLG list the army in Phil's game was drawn from as I haven't seen those lists. I'm sure there is solid archaeological evidence for chariots.

The even later Hebrews, from the Successor and Roman eras would not have chariots.

I'd say the use of the modern Israeli flag is a purposeful anachronism, either to show a personal political position or tongue in cheek, like when I once saw an Ayubid army with PLO colours. Back in WRG 5th Edition days I used to have Etruscans with one large Etruscan letter each on some of the shields. Based together they spelled out all sorts of 'in joke' acronyms that I got a giggle out of without it meaning anything to anyone else.

A friend had a 3 Kingdoms Chinese army where the general's banner (according to him and I'm sure he believed it) read "The Big Cheese".

Not strictly accurate but, hey :-)

PHGamer28 Apr 2020 5:06 a.m. PST

I knew one guy that had a single orc figure in the middle of his Viking Huscarls, just for the joke. "Sven? Yes, he looks weird, but he is a good fighter!"

PHGamer28 Apr 2020 5:10 a.m. PST

The LADG list for the Ancient Hebrews, 1250-587 BC.

Up to 8 Chariots (heavy and light)
Up to 4 Elite swordsmen
up to 24 swordsmen
1 light cavalry
2 medium Camels
And a fair number of Light Infantry, various weapons.

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