Historical Overview Section
Assyria had been a tributary of the Mitanni until they in turn collapsed under pressure from the Hittite Empire , enabling Ashur-uballit I (1365 BC â€“ 1330 BC) to again make Assyria an independent and conquering power. When even the Hittite Empire collapsed from onslaught of theie some-time Phrygian Allies?, Babylon and Assyria began to vie for regional dominance.
Tiglath-Pileser I is often regarded as the founder of the first Assyrian empire. In 1120 BC, he crossed the Euphrates, capturing Carchemish, and defeated the Mushki and the remnants of the Hittite Empire â€” even claiming to reach the Black Sea. He advanced to the Mediterranean, subjugating Phoenicia, where he hunted wild bulls. He also marched into Babylon twice, assuming the old title "King of Sumer and Akkad", although he was unable to depose the actual king in Babylonia, where the old Kassite dynasty had now succumbed to an Elamite one.
Using the army in ADLG
- Post 890 you do start to get into serious Heavy Impact Chariot territory
- The Mediocre MCv are pretty poor, but in this theme as long as they can keep away from enemy bowmen their ability to skirmish off opposing foot or HCh is not to be underestimated - nor is their utility as a fast movinig proper unit to look for enemy flanks.
- Adding 'support' is maybe not as much a waste of points as it can be in later lists, as with non-Impact HCh roaming around it could allow your MF to do OK
- The Mixed bow/spear units are a nice to have, making them a touch less vulnerable in combat than the speedbump bow option
15mm Manufacturers supplying figures for this army
- Essex Miniatures - of course
- Old Glory Assyrian Range
- Magister Militum (includes former Chariot ranges)
- Minifigs UK
- Lancashire Games
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as an example
- Arab Conquest Arab Conquest army on Fanaticus
Sample army lists for this army
- 3 of these
- 4 of these