Ancient Troops

Ancient Armies (25/28mm)   last updated August 20, 2021

New Kingdom Egyptians    (Old Glory, Essex, BTD painted in 2013, 2014, and 2016)
9 2 Horse Chariots  Link1
4 more 2 Horse chariots (BTD) Link9
7 more 2 Horse Chariots (EDssex, OG) Link10
4 units of Spearmen, @ 12 each = 24  Link2 Link8
3 Units of Mace/Axe men @ 12 each = 36  Link2
1 unit of Swordsmen (BTD) @ 12 each Link8
5 Units of Light Infantry Archers at 6 each = 30  Link3 (later revised to 4 units of 8 each)
2 units of 4 LI Slingers Link7
2 units of Nubian Archers @ 16 each = 32  Link5
4 units of Egyptian MI archers @12 each = 24  Link6 Link7
2 Units Spearmen (Newline Designs) Blue Shields  Red Shields
1 unit MI Bowmen (Foundry)  Link11
15 Subcommanders/Heroes = 15 Link8
4 LI Bowmen, 2 Heroes, one General (2) (Foundry/Newline)  Link
TOTAL: 271 plus 20 Chariots

24 Philistine MI Javelinmen
4 LI Philistine Javelinmen
2 Philistine Leaders
36 Sherden Warbands (Old Glory) red-brown-green shields
24 Sardana Warbands and General blue and yellow shields
24 Peleset Warbands, 4 LI Javelinemen, 3 Leaders/Heroes (Old Glory) Link
4 Peleset LI Bow (Foundry) and 3 Command (Newline Designs)  Link
36 Sardana Warbands (Old Glory)  white shields black shields orange shields
24 Peleset Archers (Foundry) Link1 Link2
3 Peleset Ox Carts w/ 3 crew each (Newline Designs) Link
6 Peleset Chariots w/ 2 crew each  Link
TOTAL: 186 plus 6 Chariots and 3 Oxcarts


Cananites, etc  (umarked = unknown
Manufacturers)  Some figures from Ken Baggaley, some others from Bill McHugh's collection.
8 LI Slingers
12 MI Bowmen Link2
24 MI Spearmen, no shields Link3
24 MI Spearmen, w. shields Link4
10 Light Chariots
44 LI Javelinemen  Link5
28 LI Slingers  Link6
2 Leaders
TOTAL: 142 plus 10 Chariots


Libyans
24 Tehenu Libyan MI Bowmen
8 Tehenu Libyan LI Bowmen
12 Tehenu Libyan MI Javelinmen
24 Tehenu Libyan LI Javelinmen
6 Libyan Leaders
TOTAL:  74

Hittites (most from Ken Baggaley and the collection of Bill McHugh)
4 LI Javelinmen, 6 Leaders/Heroes  Link1
24 Guardsmen w/ Spears Link2
24 Axemen Link3
24 Spearmen Link4
24 Bowmen (Newline Designs) Link6 Link7
4 LI archers, 2 Leaders  Link8
24 MI with 2 handed axes (27) Link 1
18 Chariots (half 3 crew, half 2 crew) Link5
TOTAL:   136 plus 18 Chariots


Later Assyrians (Except as noted,  all Minifigs, painted circa 1978)
Assyrian Heavy Infantry  Link1
3 Spearmen, 1 Quradu (Royal Guards), 2 Archers, 1 Heavy Slingers = 150 figures
Assyrian Medium Infantry  Link2
3 LMI Spearmen, 1 LHI Macemen = 72 figures
Assyrian Chariots  Link3
8 Heavy Chariots (Hinchliffe), 4 Light Chariots
Assyrian Cavalry  Link4
2.5 Heavy cavalry, 4 Light cavalry = 46 figures
Assyrian Light Infantry  Link5
3 Archers, 1 Slinger, 1 Javelinmen = 40 figures
Command Figures  Link6
13 figures, all but one Eureka
6 Assyrian HC Lancers, 4 LC Lancers (Old Glory) Link7
8 LI Bowmen, 2 Heroes, 1 x 3 figure Command stand  Link8
TOTAL:  338 plus 12 chariots


Macedonians (almost all Minifigs, painted circa 1979)
40 HI Phalangites
24 HI Phalangites (A&A white shields)
24 Phalangites (A&A green shields)
24Phalangites (A&A black shields)
24 Phalangites (A&A yellow sgields)
24 Phalangites (A&A  blue shields)
18 LHI Hypaspists
18 LMI Peltasts

16 HI Hoplites
8 Slingers
8 Archers
9 LI Psiloi Archwers (A&A)  Link
8 Javelinmen
12 HC Spear
12 HC Later Companions (A&A) Link
12 EHC Lancers
8 LC Successors w/ Javelin
8 LC Horse Archers (Scythians)
8 Light Camelry Archers
2 Bolt Throwers w/ 4 Crew
1 Alexander
6 mounted Helenistic Command (Old Glory)
TOTAL 302 plus 2 Engines

Thracians (Old Glory, Minifigs)
8 Thracian Light Cavalry  Link1  Link2
24 Thracian Peltasts  Link3  Link4
12 Thracian Cavalry  Link5
18 Thracian Peltasts
8 LC  Thracian Lancers
TOTAL:  70


Mauryan Indians   (All Minifigs, painted circa 1979)
56 MI Archers w/ 2 Handed Swords
8 LI Archers
16 Spearmen
16 Javelin Men
4 Elephants w/ 4 crew Each
2 x 4 Horse Chariots
12 Medium Cavalry
8 Light Cavalry
2 Bolt Throwers w. 4 crew
1 General
TOTAL: 137 plus 2 Chariots and 4 Elephants


Carthagenians (Mostly Minifigs, some Ral Partha, later some Old Glory)
Infantry:
54 Libyan Spearmen (36 Minifigs, 18 Ral Partha)
18 Carthagenian Sacred Band  (Minifigs)
54 Spanish Scutarius (1/3 each Minifigs, Ral Partha, Grenadier)
66 Gallic Warbands (1/3 Minifigs, 2/3 Old Glory)
12 more Gauls link
24 Libyan Javelinmen (Ral Partha)
12 Spanish Caetratus (Javelinmen - Minifigs)
12 Numidian Javelinmen (Minifigs)

Cavalry, etc:
8 Numidian Light Cavalry
8 more Numidian Cavalry (1st Corps)
12 Spanish Light cavalry
12 Spanish medium Cavalry
12 Gallic Medium Cavalry
12 Liby-Phoenician Heavy cavalry
12 Carthaginian Noble Heavy Cavalry
8 Elephants
2 Bolt Throwers/4 crew
6 Generals/Heroes
Celtiberian General, Horse and Foot (Crusader) Link
TOTAL:   240 Infantry, 76 Cavalry, 8 Elephants, 4 Crew, 2 engines, 8 Leaders.


Republican Romans ("Polybian")
Mostly Minifigs, with later addition of Old Glory Velites, Hastati, and Principes
16 Velites (MF)
24 Velties (OG)
32 Hastati (MF)
36 Hastatai (OG)
32 Principes (MF)
36 Principes (OG)
16 Triarii (MF)18 Triarii (OG)
12 Roman Knights (Equites)
12 Italian Light Cav w/ Javelins
4 Light Cavalry (Crusader) Link2
12 Medium Cavalry (Crusader) Link1 Link5
6 Roman Heavy Cavalry (Crusader) Link4
2 Bolt throwers/4 Crew
8 General
Roman General Horse/Foot (Crusader) Link3
TOTAL: 266


Palmyrans (Originals all Minifigs, later additions Old Glory)
36 Cataphracts
12 Heavy Camelry
8 Light Cavalry
16 more Light Cavalry (Old Glory)
24 Archers
24 Formed Archers (Old Glory)
1 General
4 Leaders (Old Glory)
TOTAL: 125

Imperial Romans (Black Tree Designs)
24 Legionaries
24 Auxilia
24 Archers
6 Generals (Old Glory)
TOTAL  78

Sassanid Persians (Originals all Minifigs)
48 Levy Spearmen
24 Javelinmen (Old Glory)
8 LI Archers
8 LI Slingers
8 LI Javelinmen
8 Light Cavalry
24 MI Archers (Old Glory)
34 EHC Clibanophori
6 EHC Clibanophori (Old Glory)
12 SHC Cataphractoi
2 Elephants
1 General/King
4 Leaders
TOTAL:  185 plus 2 Elephants


Late Byzantines (mostly Garrison figures)
32 Byzantine Scutatoi
16 Varangian Guards
12 Support Archers
16 LI Archers
8 LI Crossbowmen
4 LI Slingers
8 LI Javelinemen
3 Flamethrowers
12 SHC Klibanophori
24 EHC Kata[phractoi
8 LC Tapezetoi
12 HC Bow and Sword
8 LC Huns, etc
6 Generals/Heroes
TOTALS:  169



Army

Infantry

Cavalry

Engines

Chariots

Elephants

Leaders

Totals

Thracians

42

28





70

Libyans

74






74

Canaan

142



10


6

142/10 Ch

Egypt

252

-

-

20

-

19

271//20 Ch

Sea Peoples

181



6 Ch, 3 Oxcarts


5

186/9 Ch

Hittites

128



`18


9


Assyria

270

52

-

12

-

21

338/12 Ch

Carthage

240

76

2/4 crew


8

2

334/8 El, 2 Eng

Rome

210

46

2/4Crew

-

-

10

266/2 Eng

Macedon

235

60

2/4 crew

-

-

-7

302/2 Eng

India

112

20

2/4 crew

2

4

1

137/ 2 Eng/2 Ch, 4 El

Sassanid

120

60

-

-

2

5

185/2 El/2 Eng

Palmyra

48

72

-

-

-

5

125

Byzantine

99

64

-

-

-

6

169

Imp Roman

72





6

78

TOTALS

2,225

478

8/16 crew

71

14

102

2,805 + 71 Chariots, 14 Elephants, 10 Engines


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