Last Updated February 10, 2004

 

My hittite army comes from a number of sources. I started collecting it in 1986, when the only manufacturer was Chariot Miniatures. The quality of the figures was aweful (They are somewhat better now) but it was all I could get. Then about 97 - 98 I started renovating the army by buying lots of replacement chariots, mostly Essex plus some gladiator. (I have only photographed these newer chariots). Then in 2000 I painted up 10 elements of miscellaneously armed auxillia (DBM speak). These are the prettiest foot I have ever painted, though before version 3 of DBM were worthless in a fight!

 

HITTITE KINGDOM ARMY - Approx 1200BC

My first macro shot with new digital Canon EOS300d. My fierce Essex Hittite infantry with some cowardly nobles cowering behind them!

Gladiator Light 2 man Bow armed Chariot (Syrian?)

Close up of Essex Hittite 3 man spear armed chariots

Essex Light Syrian Bow Armed Chariots

Close up of the Essex Syrian chariot

 

Squadron of Essex 15mm Hittite heavy 3 man chariots, mostly with spear though some also have bow.

Squadron of Gladiator light bow armed Syrian chariots

Close up of the Squadron of Essex Hittite chariots

Squadron of Essex Hittite chariots (Taken with my EOS)

My new Essex Auxillia, armed with miscellaneous weapons (and beautiful shields!)

My new Essex Auxillia, armed with miscellaneous weapons (and beautiful shields!)

Close up of those new Essex Hittite infantry taken with my EOS

Old Chariot miniatures Hittite spearmen from 1986

 

Replacement Essex Syrian archers painted 2000 to replace the original Chariot miniatures archers from 1986

Old Chariot miniatures Hittite spearmen from 1986

Those Syrian bow again

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