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Peoples of the Sea

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I began painting Sea Peoples some years ago.
They've provided a few useful units for any of my 3 Bronze Age armies - NKE, Hittite, Mycenaeans.

However, I'm thinking they'd be a great 4th power in their own right.
Whilst not yet a viable army, I've been adding to them:
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3 Warbands, a unit of skirmishers, a ox cart unit ("war Wagons") & command.

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I've added some scratch-built ox carts & see them as the slow-moving, high defence equivalent of chariots.

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Shekelesh, Danyan, Shardana & Pelest - the force has a mixture of tribes.

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The core are warband units. I've been trying them out against NKE to see how they fare & the answer is : not great.

If they can get into melee, they're excellent but slow & largely lacking missile troops, the Egyptian chariots run rings around them & shoot them to pieces.
They really need archer units. Which is a problem as no-one makes them in this scale (1/72).

So, maybe doomed to be Allies?

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Nice army Donald -re archers - time to get the banana oil out and convert them from Acw figures or something, either that you'll need to go all Blue Peter and make them from tinsel and metal coat hangers
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Oh no, an invasion of Bart Simpsons!

I love that you have 3 ox chariots, 2 with ox skin leather and only one of the 12 oxen has the same markings!
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Newline might do archers in his 20mm and 1/72 figures ranges.
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FreddBloggs wrote: Thu Jan 04, 2024 11:26 am Oh no, an invasion of Bart Simpsons!
Damn it! I wish you hadn't written that. I'll never be able to look at these figures & not see Bart Simpson.

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Yeah, I have had that problem for years.....
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I painted my Lukka people with bright blue and red ....what are they? Feathers or strips of leather. I painted them based on the front cover Ospreys "Bronze age greek warrior 1600-1100BC". Probably just as misguided as the OSprey that had French light infantry in a very light and bright blue!
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I have seen 1/72nd archers made from a kilted sea people lower half, the mid and chest of an NKE archer and a Sea People head, held together with a fine pin pushed all the way through. Better than banana oil.
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