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  • #181122
    Avatar photoCacique Caribe
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    This search is for my nephew.  Who makes 15mm early kingdom Hebrews (from the time of Solomon to around the time of Ahab)?

    Thanks!

    Dan
    Loads of WIPs: https://www.flickr.com/photos/9593487@N07/albums/with/72157710630529376

    #181124
    Avatar photoMike
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    Any of these close enough?

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    #181125
    Avatar photoCacique Caribe
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    Unfortunately the Maccabean period is much too late for what I’m looking for.  Thanks though.

    I might end up with a mixture of Assyrian, Babylonian, Elamites and Midianites.  I can’t believe no one makes 15mm early kingdom Hebrews, specifically.

    Dan
    Loads of WIPs: https://www.flickr.com/photos/9593487@N07/albums/with/72157710630529376

    #181128
    Avatar photoMike Headden
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    To be honest I don’t think we have enough information on what they looked like for “accurate” depiction of Early Hebrew armies – for pretty much any value of accurate. Coupled with the possibility that the tribes all differed in dress means the world is your oyster.

    Magister Militum’s Chariot Miniatures range has suggestions of figures to use, just tick the relevant boxes on the left of their screen to get a page and a bit of plausible options.

    https://www.magistermilitum.com/manufacturer/chariot-miniatures-15mm.html?cat%5B0%5D=59628&cat%5B1%5D=62337&cat%5B2%5D=59625

    As far as I remember Essex don’t have specific Early Hebrew figures either but plenty of plausible options there too

    15mm Ancient: Biblical

    Museum Miniatures have a couple of specifically Judean and of Aramean figures plus others that would do that are ostensibly something else.

    https://www.museumminiatures.co.uk/chariot.html?p=2

    Worth checking out EBay too, Historicals, especially those under 28mm scale tend to be dirt cheap in my experience.

    Hope that helps

    There are 100 types of people in the world, those who understand binary and those who can work from incomplete data

    #181129
    Avatar photoGeof Downton
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    Mike H is correct in saying that we know little of what they looked like, mostly due to Hebrew superstition. ‘Thou shalt not make a graven image’ (of God) coupled with God having made man in his image meant that an image of men was, by extension, an image of God, so the Hebrews made no images of themselves. The Egyptians left a few, as did the Assyrians.

    My Hebrew army, which can be found elsewhere on this site is made mostly from the Magister Militum/Chariot and Essex figures suggested by Mike, with assorted Greek slingers wearing simple tunics. For an army of Solomon I’d go for Egyptian style chariots [1 Kings, 10:29].

    Early Assyrians and Babylonians will be OK, as will Elamites, (early) Midianites and Arameans. You can even sneak in a few converted (by the priests, not yourself!) Philistines and Neo-Hittites. If you want to include the priests the Xyston Maccabean priests, and Judas himself, are ok, if you remove the phylacteries from their foreheads, and reduce the Kudu horn shofar to a ram’s horn.

    I’ve been researching, collecting, converting and building this army and its associated scenics for upwards of thirty years, so if you need any more info I probably have it in a book somewhere, so please feel free to ask.

    One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
    Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:11

    #181162
    Avatar photoCacique Caribe
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    Geoff

    Your Army looks impressive!  I’m jealous.

    Well, gents, I’ll start the search with the links you’ve shared here and then go from there.  Thanks so much!

    Dan
    Loads of WIPs: https://www.flickr.com/photos/9593487@N07/albums/with/72157710630529376

    #181166
    Avatar photoGeof Downton
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    Thanks, Dan – I started them in 1985, after seeing the film ‘King David’ – my first ‘historical’ army having defected from fantasy, (‘though some may argue that being Biblical they are still fantasy.) Despite distractions they are the thing I always return to, and will never finish!

    A final recommendation, if you can find it at a sensible price, is a copy of ‘The Art of Warfare in Biblical Lands’, by Yigael Yadin. A little dated but nevertheless useful.

    One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
    Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:11

    #181167
    Avatar photoCacique Caribe
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    Geof

    Thanks so much!  I’ll look for a copy.

    Dan
    Loads of WIPs: https://www.flickr.com/photos/9593487@N07/albums/with/72157710630529376

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