Another bunch of Old Glory 28 mm Biblical era figures added for Saturdays game...
Identified with the "Philistines" of the Bible, these men are (perhaps) more properly referred to as Peleset, one of the "Sea Peoples".
They characteristically wore felt headdresses with feather crests.
Their short swords were used for thrusting..
Leather (?) torso armor was commonly worn, as seen above.
Supposedly the pattern and colors of the headbands varied by tribe and unit.
These troops carry a pair of javelins as well as their sword and round shield.
I went with simple off white tunics with contrasting borders, but several illustrations show colored tunics with several contrasting bands.
The Philistines were said to habitually raze any cities they conquered, leading the term to be associated with A lack of appreciation for culture.
The Peleset are thought to have originated from Crete and Anatolia, although this is far from certain.