As noted previously, I took advantage of one of the periodic but spectacular sales by Black Tree Designs to add some more figures to my Egyptian army, which is greatly outnumbered by my other Chariot era army, the Assyrians.
The first half of the order came right away, but the back ordered troops took over 2 months. As I expected this and don't need the figures on the table until July, it was a non issue to me, but it might be to some if they needed a unit right away.
As you can see, the figures are quite nice. They come with the flattened wire spears. Those buggers are SHARP, so you don't want to mess with them!
This first unit are Spearmen of Division Ptah (= Green) in my scheme.
The second of two units. The yellow color marks them as belonging to Division Re in my scheme.
The pose of this unit reminds me of ones seen on reliefs and wall paintings!
I have used a dark olive-green shade ("Timberline Green") for the Crocodile skin armor. OK, I know it would really be dark brown, but allow me a little Hollywood here!
These BTD figures had the stripes seen here modeled on their linen "kilts"... so I painted them in the "Divisional Color", like the linen headdresses.
Now I just have the 4 BTD Chariots left to paint, except... a few weeks ago a friend sent me a pretty good size force of (largely) painted "old school" Canaanite types gratis, including at least 10 chariots! They will need some repairs and touch up, and a small portion are unpainted lead that will need to be done. However, when that is complete, the Egyptians with their new allies will be far better equipped to resist the might of Assyria! I will be running an Egypt vs Assyria game at Historicon with "To the Strongest" in July. If I have the bulk of the Canaanite troops ready, it could be a pretty impressive pair of forces on the table!