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Friday, 11 July 2014

Lullubi




Lullubi skirmishers








Lullubi warband






Here are a few photos of Lullubi skirmishers, a small Lullubi war band and a couple of Sumerian and Akkadian command figures. The Lullubi were a group of tribes based in Lulubum, the present day Sharazor plain of the Zagros Mountains in Iran. They were defeated by Sargon the Great of Akkad and his grandson Naram Sin, who erected a famous victory stele, to commemorate their defeat. Lullubi, Gutians and Hurrians probably served in large numbers in the armies of Akkadian kings and later kings of the Third Dynasty of Ur (Stillman & Tallis, Armies of the Ancient Near East 3000 BC to 539 BC p.129). Figures are by Cutting Edge, Eureka and Castaway.







Annubanini, Chief of the Lullubi c. 2200 BC





Sargon the Great of Akkad c. 2330 BC





King Eannatum of Lagash c.2500 BC

18 comments:

  1. Nice work, i'd not heard of the Lullubi before!

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    1. Thanks Ray, they look cool with their goat skin cloaks, shaved heads and long pigtail!

      Mike

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  2. Beautiful stands, and great looking king...

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    1. Thanks Phil, there are some nice ranges around for the Lullubi.

      Mike

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  3. Always enjoy seeing your frequent updates. The scenery and rocks look great. CEM are lovely sculpts but I prefer heft of other 2. However again you seem to blend them in well together creating very interesting units.
    I have done mix of Gutian(more hairy) and Lullubi but seeing this I wish I had kept them as separate tribes for more visual appeal. Of course they well have been mixed bunch in reality but it is all in the visual appeal to me.

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    1. Thanks Colin, I like mixing ranges and as you get more variety in your units. I have a few Gutian units to do as well.

      Mike

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  4. Nice work on these - it awes me to realize how long man has been involved in warfare.

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    1. Thanks Dean, despite all the technological advances, human nature hasn't changed much over the years!

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  5. I meant to add Steve Barber cavemen may pass as Gutians. Not sure size wise how look. May just have get some to try.

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    1. I have some Steve Barber spectators from their gladiator range, they're smaller figures. They probably go well with the Cutting Edge figures.

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  6. Top looking bunch you did there. Haven't heard of these Lulubi before.

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  7. Thanks Moiterei, they're pretty obscure even for the Bronze Age :).

    Mike

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  8. I like the way you paint, especially the skin. The skin on King Eannatum really stands out, what paint and method did you use?

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  9. Thanks Larry, I just spray paint with a white undercoat and block in the colours and then use a wash of Army Painter soft tone. The skin colour is Foundry Flesh 5B.

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