Mitanni

Mitanni

Mitanni

These are the armies of the Late Bronze Age Hurrian speaking State of Mitanni, (also known as Hanigalbat by the Assyrians and Nahrin by the Egyptians), which came to prominence after the Hittites destroyed the Amorite Babylonian Kingdom at the end of the Middle Bronze Age. Mitanni came to dominate northern Mesopotamia (between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers), northern Syria and southeast Anatolia, in the first half of the Late Bronze Age.

Southern Mesopotamia and Babylonia was ruled by the related Kassites during this period and during Mitanni's early asendency phase, Middle Kingdom Assyria was largely ineffectual. Mitanni's other major rival at the time were the early New Kingdom Egyptians of the Eighteenth Dynasty with whom they fought over for control of Canaan and Syria.

The capital of the Kingdom was known as Washukanni but its exact location has never been identified.

The Mitanni are credited with being the first state to use massed chariotry tactics to effect in battle. Their chariot warrior aristocracy were known as the Maryannu. The chariot system and tactics were universally copied by the other states across the near east, including Middle Kingdom Assyria, Kassite Babylonia and the Syrian & Canaanite city-states.

Mitanni was destroyed by the Hittites and the rising power of Middle Kingdom Assyria at the end of the Late Bronze Age and the Hurrian people assimilated into other states of the area. However, some of the Hurrians retreated into the mountains and later formed a new power, which became known as Urartu in the Iron Age.

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)