Neo-Sumerian & Successor States

Neo-Sumerian & Successor States

Neo-Sumerian & Successor States

The Sumerian 3rd Dynasty of Ur was founded by Ur-Nammu, after he defeated Utu-hegal of Uruk, (who had previously expelled the Gutians from southern Mesopotamia). Under his successor, Shulgi, the neo-Sumerian state was expanded to amalgamate the lands of the former Akkadian Empire. 

However, the Sumerian renaissance ended under the last ruler of the 3rd Dynasty of Ur, Ibbi-Sin, with repeated attacks by Amorites and the Elamites, who sacked and destroyed the city of Ur, bringing the kingdom to an end and leading to the fragmentation into several Sumerian successor city-states, among which Isin became the strongest. 

The Amorites also began to settle in the area of southern Mesopotamia at the start of the Middle Bronze Age and Larsa, the first Amorite Dynasty, was founded under its ruler, Gungunum. He seized the old capital of Ur and Larsa became a serious rival to Isin.  

Eshnunna, was another Sumerian Sucessor State formed in the Middle Bronze Age and which developed with strong Elamite and Hurrian influence.

At the end of the Early Bronze Age the Spearmen still had the front rank with large wicker body shield and the rear ranks without a shield. After the Amorite invasions of Mesopotamia at the beginning of the Middle Bronze Age, the 3rd Dynasty of Ur and the Amorite influenced states, such as Larsa and Eshnunna, began to equip their Spearmen with the Amorite Shield, though still retaining the long spear. However, the Infantry of Isin may still have used the more traditional larger body shield of the Sumerian-Akkadian tradition. 

The Kingdom of Sealand in the deep south of Mesopotamia and centred around Uruk, was the last survivor of the Sumerian Successor States, finally being defeated by the Kassite Babylonians at the beginning of the Late Bronze Age. 

Aside from the Amorite Spearmen, lighter armed Amorite levies and Highlanders would also have filled out the ranks of the Neo-Sumerian and Sumerian Successor State armies.

 

 


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Later City-State Spearmen

Product no.: EMB29

8 Akkadian, Neo-Sumerian or Early Elamite Spearmen without Shield

£12.00 / pack(s)

Later City-State Spearmen with Shield

Product no.: EMB30

8 Akkadian, Neo-Sumerian or Early Elamite Spearmen with Shield

£12.00 / pack(s)

Later City-State Spearmen with Amorite Shield

Product no.: EMB31

8 Neo-Sumerian or Amorite Spearmen with Amorite shield

£12.00 / pack(s)

Later Household Archers

Product no.: EMB13

8 Household or Royal Guard Archers

£12.00 / pack(s)

Later Household Axemen

Product no.: EMB12

8 Household or Guard Two-Handed Axemen

£12.00 / pack(s)

Medium Archers

Product no.: EMB06

8 Regular or Militia Medium Archers


£12.00 / pack(s)

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)

Early/Middle Bronze Command

Product no.: EMB11

5 Foot Commanders, 2 Standard Bearers & 1Trumpeter

£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)

Later Highlander Archers

Product no.: EMB18

8 Later Highlander Archers

£12.00 / pack(s)

Later 4-Equid Platform Cart

Product no.: EMB41

Middle Bronze Age 4-Equid Platform Cart with Javelinman and alternative Commander

£15.00 / pack(s)

2-Equid Proto-Chariot

Product no.: EMB42

Proto-Chariot pulled by 2 Equids with Javelinman and alternative Commander

 

 

£12.00 / pack(s)

Middle Bronze 2-Horse Chariot I

Product no.: EMB37

Early 2-horse, 2-crew Chariot with Driver, Archer and optional Commander.


£12.00 / pack(s)

Middle Bronze 2-Horse Chariot II

Product no.: EMB38

Early 2-horse, 2-crew Chariot with Driver, Archer and optional Commander


£12.00 / pack(s)

Middle Bronze 2-Horse Chariot III

Product no.: EMB39

Early 2-horse, 2-crew Chariot with Driver, Archer and optional Commander


£12.00 / pack(s)

Middle Bronze 2-Horse Chariots

Product no.: BAL02

6 packs of Middle Bronze Age 2-Horse Chariots for early Hyksos, Amorite Kingdoms, Sumerian Successor States, later Highlander or early Elamite armies.

 

 

£60.00 / pack(s)

Akkadian or Neo-Sumerian Guard

Product no.: BAL04

6 packs of Akkadian or Neo-Sumerian Household Archers (3 packs) and Axemen (3 packs)
£60.00 / pack(s)

Levy Skirmishers

Product no.: BAL05

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