Thursday, 22 August 2013
Here are a few photos of a small unit of Libyan archers. The figures are by Foundry, beautiful sculpts by the Perrys. These archers are supposed to be from the Tjemehu tribe who were light-skinned and fair-haired unlike Berber tribes like the Meshwesh and Libu. I have a Libyan warband on the painting table at the moment and these count as light infantry in Hail Caesar against the medium infantry of the Egyptians, so they will probably need all the support they can get in terms of skirmishers!
Cutting Edge Miniatures are releasing packs of Libyans, Nubians, Middle Kingdom Egyptians and Sea People chariots in September this year, photos of some of these can be seen here:
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A really great reference book for painting if you are interested in the armies of the New Kingdom Egyptian period is Monuments of Egypt and Nubia by Ippolito Rosellini a friend and associate of Jean-Francois Champollion (translator of the Rosetta Stone). I have two slightly different abridged versions of it and both feature gorgeous full colour plates by the artists Giuseppe Angelelli, Salvatore Cherubini, Nestor L'Hote and Gaetano Rosellini.