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Contents: 10 figures & 2 chariots
Poses: 5 & 2 horse poses
Material: Plastic
Color: Green

Cement assembly, paint required (cement & paint not included)

The chariot was the focal point of the army for the Hittites as for many other cultures of the time & the basic Hittite battle tactic was to charge the enemy with their chariots, throwing them into a confusion which would allow the infantry to finish them off. At Kadesh, the battle mentioned on the box, this tactic worked very well, but a lack of effective follow up after the charge squandered the chance of victory.

Much of what little we know about Hittite chariotry comes from Egyptian sources & these suggest a variety of vehicle designs as might be expected of an empire like that of the Hittites, which drew troops from their conquered provinces as well as their homeland. However it seems that unlike the Egyptians, who used their chariots mostly as mobile firing platforms, many Hittite chariots were heavier & intended to make physical contact with the enemy, hopefully smashing them with the force of the charge. To achieve this their chariots were bigger, accommodating a crew of at least three & more solidly built.

Some chariot horses wore armour, and those in this set have scale armour on the body and fabric with metal studs for the head.

The sculpting as always is excellent, with good detail on the figures and sharp crisp parts for the chariot. As we have come to expect there is no flash to deal with here.

Certainties are almost impossible to come by concerning the ancient world, but sources claim the Hittites had 3,500 or more chariots at Kadesh, possibly making up half their total force.

This abridged appraisal is supplied care of Plastic Soldier Review.

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  • Seller location: North Shore, Auckland, NZ

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