This period covers the Hittite empire from the accession of Suppiluliumas circa 1380 BC. Mitanni was
acquired as a vassal state around 1348BC and Syria around 1340BC. After that an Hittite army would usually field contingents of troops from these kingdoms, including 2-man Syrian chariots primarily intended as mobile archers platforms. "Syrian" here is meant to include all the states allied or feudatory to Hatti in that general area, such as Canaanites, Phoenicians, Retennu, Ugaritics and Khaaru. Hittite tactics were based on the offensive use of heavy chariots, with infantry adopting a supporting role, usually depicted deployed in the rear in deep rectangular blocks of tight-packed troops with spear in one hand and sword in the other, described in the Egyptian account of Kadesh as "teheru", a term they also used for their own elite troops. From what we now can understand from the Hittite sources, the Arzawa land Wilusa, identified with the archaeological site of Troy, was a point of conflict between the Hittites and the Ahhiyawa. This provides a striking background for Homeric scholars researching the origin of the tradition of the Achaean attack on Ilios. The Hittite empire was eventually crippled by the "Sea Peoples" invasion of the 1170s.
This range has been realized by Red Copper Miniatures, based on their own study and research before sculpting.
The handmade individual design and 3D printing technology allows them to develop their own characteristic style, versatile for 15mm and 28mm, with great detail and functionality, but without losing the personality of each model.
Red Copper Miniatures models combine respect for historical rigor and the freshness and epic of attractive designs, with new, varied, dynamic and unique poses.
We print them on demand with very high definition machines using our own blend of different resins to achieve superb detail and
plastic like material properties.
Red Copper Miniatures are LARGE 15mm that would mix well with Xyston and Legio Heroica (sometime referred to as 18mm).
If you prefer we can reduce them in size to "standard" 15mm to match our own or Essex miniatures!
Also available as 1:72 or 28mm on demand!