Early Desert & Dry-Steppe Nomads

Early Desert & Dry-Steppe Nomads

Early Desert & Dry-Steppe Nomads

These figures can be used to build armies of the 'Donkey-Nomad' or early Bedouin tribes of the Arabian Desert and Dry-Steppe regions surrounding Mesopotamia, Canaan and Syria during the Early and Middle Bronze Age. In Mesopotamia they were known variously, by the Sumerians as Martu, by the Akkadians as Amurru and by Neo-Sumerians as Tidnumites. They are more popularly known from the Bible as Amorites. They gradually assimilated with, and ultimately overran, the City-States of Mesopotamia and Syria at the beginning of the Middle Bronze Age.  However, many of the tribes still remained nomadic and continued to war with, or ally with, the susequently settled Amorite City-States. 

They were also enemies of Old and Middle Kingdom Egypt, where they were known variously as Aamu,  'Asiatics, 'Sand-Dwellers' or 'Easteners'. It is also widely believed that the Hyksos or 'foreign rulers', who invaded Egypt at the end of the Middle Bronze Age, were Amorites. Hence, Hyksos armies can be built using figures from this range, combined with figures from the Amorite Kingdoms range.

The Shieldless Javelinmen, Archers and Slingers can be used for later Bedouin Nomad sub-groups such as the Hanu and Sutu, who would have dressed simliarly, as would the Habiru/Apiru (possibly early Hebrews).

However, figures for the Nomadic tribes and Early Hebrews of the Late Bronze Age will form a later separate range.

The 'Camel-Nomad' tribes of the Later Aramaeans, Midianites, Amalekites and early or proto-Arabs will form another range within the Iron Age section.

 


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Levy Javelinmen I

Product no.: EMB01

8 Levy or Nomadic un-shielded Javelinmen
£12.00 / pack(s)

Levy Javelinmen II

Product no.: EMB03

8 Levy or Nomadic un-shielded Javelinmen
£12.00 / pack(s)

Levy Archers I

Product no.: EMB02

8 Levy or Nomadic Archers with simple stave bow
£12.00 / pack(s)

Levy Archers II

Product no.: EMB04

8 Levy or Nomadic Archers with simple stave bow


£12.00 / pack(s)

Levy Slingers

Product no.: EMB05

8 Levy or Nomadic Slingers
£12.00 / pack(s)

Amorite Levy Infantry I

Product no.: EMB08

8 City-State or Nomadic Levy Infantry with Mixed weapons & Amorite Shield


£12.00 / pack(s)

Amorite Levy Infantry II

Product no.: EMB09

8 City-State or Nomadic Levy Infantry with Mixed weapons & Amorite Shield


£12.00 / pack(s)

Amorite Levy Infantry III

Product no.: EMB10

8 City-State or Nomadic Levy Infantry with Mixed weapons & Amorite Shield.

£12.00 / pack(s)
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Early/Middle Bronze Command

Product no.: EMB11

5 Foot Commanders, 2 Standard Bearers & 1Trumpeter

£12.00 / pack(s)

Levy Skirmishers

Product no.: BAL05

6 packs of Levy Skirmishers (16 Javelinmen, 16 Archers, 16 Slingers)
£60.00 / pack(s)