This set of pictures covers the Chariots of the army, now with their basing completed, followed by some shots of the entire Army deployed. Almost all of the figures are Old Glory 25's.
Egyptian "Heavy" Chariots (classed by the armor of the warrior).
The red dominant color marks them as belonging to Division Amun, at least in my scheme!
I used the muted "winter" tufts on these stands - maybe a bit *too* muted for good effect?
Two more Egyptian Chariots - one is a "heavy" and the other is from the "Pharaoh and his Generals" set.
The dominant blue color indicates they belong to Division Seti, once again in my scheme.
The brighter green tufts stand out much better, I think.
The only complaint I have with the models is that it was tricky to actually fit the crew figures into the chariots!
Presumably the figure with the hand axe and "feather" is meant to be a General?
Another pair of "heavy" chariots; Division Seti.
Then"tiger tails" on the bronze encased warriors are seen in illustrations.
The muted "winter" tufts again, plus sand and railroad talus used for the basing.
No mistaking the Pharaoh in his blue War Helmet!"
The richness of decoration of even the horses marks the royal chariot as special.
Relief of Pharaoh Ramses II battling the Nubians in one of his many campaigns.
Here's the whole Chariot Corps, lead by the Pharaoh himself.
"The ground trembled with the pounding of hooves!"
Finally, here's the entire New Kingdom Egyptian army so far.
I need to add some more archers, spearmen, and another eight chariots!
To the glory of Egypt!
Mace men in the center of the infantry, with the spear men posted on the flanks.
The great Temple of Abu Simbel; the 70 foot tall statues all depict Ramses II, who died at age 92, having reigned for 67 years... the longest of any of the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt. It was just over 45 years ago that the entire Temple was relocated 60 feet higher to save it from the waters of Lake Nasser, created by the construction of the Aswan High Dam on the Nile.
One could almost imagine the army as seen above being reminiscent of the kind of figures often included in a Pharaoh's tomb. They probably would have been better used in wargames, though!