2-Equid Proto-Chariot


2-Equid Proto-Chariot

Product no.: EMB42

 

 

£12.00 / pack(s)

The earliest representations of chariots can be found on such archaeological finds as cylinder seals and which show a hybrid vehicle between a chariot proper and an earlier Platform Cart.

So-called proto-chariots date from the first half of the Middle Bronze Age and some were constructed as the older style Platform Cart in shape but were now pulled by just two Onager-Hybrids. Representations in art of this type of vehicle vary in style but all show the axle in the centre of the vehicle rather than at the rear, as the later chariots, and so were not quite as maneuverable as the chariots proper. The wheels were also spoked rather than solid as in the older Platform Cart. This model is the same as the Later  4-Equid Platform Cart in design but is now pulled by two equids instead of four.

The proto-chariot was still crewed by only one man and therefore generally used as a Commander's or Scout's vehicle. Alternatives are provided for a Javelinman/driver or a Commander/driver. The 4-equid yoke pole included in this pack should be cut down as appropriate for the two equids rather than the four.

This proto-chariot can be used in Neo-Sumerian & Successor States, early Amorite Kingdoms, Zagros Highlander and early Elamite armies of the first half of the Middle Bronze Age.

Pack contains 1 Proto-Chariot, 2 Equids, 1 Javelinman/driver and 1 alternative Commander/driver

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