My sources for this era claim that the Hittites were the first people in the Mediterranean basin to discover iron, and iron weapons must surely have played a crucial role in the Hittites' successes. They were also very successful in keeping this technological breakthrough a secret for a very long time. It was only when the Hittite empire was finally over-run by the Sea Peoples that the secret got out and spread. I've painted some of these warriors with iron spear heads, while others, perhaps less wealthy, still use bronze.
So. Although this regiment is a bit underwhelming visually, alas, it at least represents meaningful progress on my Hittite starter army. I still need to get a general, a heavy chariot squadron and some skirmishers finished. Then I can wrap it up for now and move on to my Egyptians.
And now...back to work on more Rogue Trader 40k stuff. I've made a lot of crazy promises to myself about what RT stuff I'd get done before fall.