A quick post tonight regarding a little progress made this month on my Biblical collection: a regiment of levy archers from one of the city states which my Hittite Warlord has incorporated into his domains...
Not exactly mountains of reference material out there for Syrian/Canaanite dress. There is some evidence for the Syrians being partial to polka dots, however, so I used that as a theme on some of these guys.
If anybody can recommend a good reference on this subject besides the little bit of Osprey stuff that's out there, I'd be grateful...
A hazy sort of plan is starting to take shape for what I'd like to do with my Hittite army this year. I'd like to finish one Hittite infantry regiment, one squadron of Hittite heavy chariots, a Syrian-Hyksos allied infantry regiment, a few Arab-Hyksos skirmishers and a general.
That stuff combined with the Syrian levies I've got painted so far should give me a compact but interestingly varied little starter army. Then I'll get to work on some Egyptians in the annum's second half.
The miniatures are again Ral Partha pieces from the 90s, part of a large collection I picked up very cheap at Enfilade 2 years ago.
Most of the infantry figures are still available from Iron Wind Metals.
Long way to go, but I'm enjoying working on these fellows. More soon.