Egyptian Archers


Egyptian Archers

Product no.: LBA20
£12.00 / pack(s)

Egyptian Archers of the early New Kingdom, including the native Egyptian 17th Dynasty and the 18th Dynasty (New Kingdom). Archers such as these would have appeared in the armies of the Pharaohs: Khamose, Ahmose and Thutmose III up until the early 19th Dynasty.

The ordinary foot archers of this period still used the double convex or stave bow, as the composite bow had not yet filtered down from the chariot archers to the infantry. No armour or protective headgear was worn by archers at this time and, as such, they can also be used as Light Skirmisher Archers in the later 19th and 20th Dynasties.

These Archers will complement both the Egyptian Close Fighters I and II (LBA19 and LBA09), as the appearance of such archers did not seem to change over the whole period between the 17th and early 19th Dynasties.

They can also be suitably used as later Hyksos Retinue Archers of the 15th Dynasty who had become more Egyptianised in appearance.

Pack contains 8 Figures (nominally 2 of each type pictured, though variations may occur)

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