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Assyrian

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 – 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 — 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

A listing of who supplies what can be found in my 15mm Suppliers directory . You can see some of the figures in the Ancients Photo Gallery also on this site

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