Next up are a pair of Hittite infantry units wielding 2 handed (bronze) axes.
Like all such weapons, the inability to use a shield with them is a major drawback, especially in the chariot era where armor is limited.
Still, even with bronze for the axe heads, the impact of these weapons must have been fearsome!
Once again, the basic paint jobs ion these figures was very good to begin with. Only minor touchups were needed.
We could call this unit the Mitas axemen, that being Hittite for "Red".
Here's the second unit of Hittite Axemen.
Many tufts were sacrificed in basing them!
Once again, Bill's basic paint jobs were fine, with only minimal touch up needed.
Manufacturer for these still unknown, but looks to be the same as the troops that Ken Baggaley gave me a few years ago,
We could call this units the Hahlawanz axemen, that being Hittite for both green and yellow.
Hiottite reliefs, one depicting a soldier wielding a 2 handed axe.