|Mitanni (foreground) and Egyptians (background) deployed|
|Sides advance and exchange bow fire|
|Pelset are impetuous and charge|
|Libyans are impetuous and charge|
On Monday Craig came over to my place and we played a small 100 point ADLG 15mm game with the Mitanni taking on the New Kingdom Egyptians. I'd only just finished painting and varnishing the Syrian/Canaanite/Mitanni infantry, so I was keen to give them a run. The mixed units of swordsmen and bowmen seemed to be very effective but we forgot that they fight as mediocre in combat. I was pretty lucky with my shooting, rolling quite a few sixes, so the Egyptian infantry didn't last long and some were already disordered before they charged into combat.
|Mitanni chariots charge|
|Egyptian infantry are worn down by bow fire and combat|
|Egyptian chariots charge|
|Egyptians are demoralised|
Here are a few shots of the Syrian, Canaanite and Mitanni infantry that I just finished painting. They're all Gladiator Miniatures figures sold by Fighting 15s. I just finished varnishing them this morning but didn't have time to finish off the archer bases with tufts and flock. Eventually I'd like to refight the Battle of Megiddo with these 15mm armies.
|Syrian and Canaanite archers|
|Syrian, Canaanite and Mitanni infantry|
|Mitanni Maryannu with supporting infantry|
About a month ago a pair of yellow-tailed black cockatoos visited and were feeding in our neighbour's trees and they were surrounded by at least a dozen king parrots. Very strange, maybe it was a territorial thing?