Kassite & Middle Babylonian

Kassite & Middle Babylonian

Kassite & Middle Babylonian

The Kassites were originally Highlanders from the Zagros Mountains who overran Babylonia after the Hittite destruction of Babylon at the end of the Middle Bronze Age in 1595 BCE. They set up a Dynasty which lasted for more than five hundred years: the lonegest rule by any dynasty in Babylonian history. They went onto conquer the southern part of Mesopotamia known as the Dynasty of Sealand in c.1460 BCE.

The Elamites destroyed Kassite power and themselves conquered Babylon in the 12th century BCE and the Kassites retreated back to the Zagros mountains.

In turn it was the Second Dynasty of Isin, under Nebuchadnezzar I, who re-established native Babylonian power, founded the Middle Kingdom and drove out the Elamites, sacking their capital, Susa, in the late 2nd millennium BCE.

It is likely that the military organisation of the Babylonians during this period followed the Maryannu chariot warrior system along the lines of Mitanni.

Towards the end of the period, the Kassites briefly regained power in Babylonia but subsequent Aramaean invasions led to an Aramaean dynasty ruling Babylonia until successive Assyrian dynasties took control for the following 300 hundred years. Eventually there was a Babylonian revival with the Chaldean and Neo-Babylonian Dynasties of the late Iron Age. By then the dress and equipment of the Babylonian armies had changed and will therefore form a separate range of figures.

The earlier EMB product codes: Levy Archers & Levy Javelinmen I & II can also be used in these armies as poorer armed skirmishers or other levy.


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2-Horse Light Chariot I

Product no.: LBA10

Late Bronze Age, 2-man, 2- horse Chariot as used by the Mitanni, Middle Kingdom Assyrians, Syrians & Canaanites, Elamites and Kassite & Middle Kingdom Babylonians.
£12.00 / pack(s)

2-Horse Light Chariot II

Product no.: LBA11

Late Bronze Age, 2-man, 2- horse Chariot as used by the Mitanni, Middle Kingdom Assyrians, Syrians & Canaanites, Elamites and Kassite & Middle Kingdom Babylonians.
£12.00 / pack(s)

2-horse Light Chariot III

Product no.: LBA12

Late Bronze Age, 2-man, 2- horse Chariot as used by the Mitanni, Middle Kingdom Assyrians, Syrians & Canaanites, Elamites and Kassite & Middle Kingdom Babylonians.
£12.00 / pack(s)

Medium Spearmen

Product no.: LBA08

8 Retainer Medium Infantry with light Spear, Sword and Shield
£12.00 / pack(s)

Medium Archers

Product no.: EMB06

8 Regular or Militia Medium Archers


£12.00 / pack(s)

Levy Spearmen I

Product no.: LBA06

8 Levy Infantry with light Spear and Shield


£12.00 / pack(s)

Levy Spearmen II

Product no.: LBA07

8 Levy Infantry with light Spear and Shield
£12.00 / pack(s)
In stock

Later Levy Archers

Product no.: LBA03

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

Later Levy Javelinmen I

Product no.: LBA04

8 Levy or Nomadic shieldless Javelinmen
£12.00 / pack(s)

Later Levy Javelinmen II

Product no.: LBA05

8 Hupshu Levy, Desert Nomad, early Hebrew or Sea People shieldless Javelinmen

£12.00 / pack(s)
In stock

Levy Slingers

Product no.: EMB05

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

Late Bronze Age Command

Product no.: LBA39

Late Bronze Age Foot Command (2 Commanders, Standard Bearer and Musician)

£6.00 / pack(s)

2-Horse Light Chariots

Product no.: BAL15

6 Light Chariots for the Mitanni, Syrian/Canaanite, Middle Kingdom Assyrian, Kassite Babylonian or Middle Elamite Armies
£60.00 / pack(s)