Introduction: Early Hebrew & Bedouin Nomad

This range can be used for the Early Hebrew armies during the invasion of Canaan, firstly under Moses and then Joshua and Gideon against the Canaanite city-states and the Nomadic tribes before the establishment of the Israelite state under Saul. The Book of Joshua recounts how the Hebrews fought two famous battles against the Canaanites for control of the cities of Jericho and Ai and then went on to conquer all of the cities in Canaan in succession.

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There would have been very little difference in the style of clothing worn by the early Hebrews and their Canaanite enemies and indeed in the troop types used. It is therefore highly likely that the early Hebrews would have used some chariots against their foes.The Late Bronze Age chariots from the Syrian and Canaanite range can therefore used as required, if even only for Command elements.

The range is also suitable for armies of the the Desert or Dry Steppe Nomads of the Late Bronze Age such as the Shaasu or Shoosu, the Sutu or Hanu Bedouin, and the early Aramaeans (Akhlamu & Aamalu). Also the Habiru which may or may not have been another name for the Hebrews.
Other Nomadic tribes such as Amalekites, Midianites, Moabites, Edomites, (Shosu), and Ammonites can also be represented with this range and who also existed into the Iron Age as enemies of Israel and Judah.

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This range covers the Nomadic tribes prior to the introduction of the Camel as a weapon of war in the Iron Age, which will be included in the Later Desert & Dry Steppe Nomad range of figures.
Figures from this range can also be used for Late Bronze Age Arabian seaboard states such as Makkan and Dilmun.

All tribes of this period would have dressed similarly and would have used captured equipment from more settled states.

The Cutting Edge products: Levy Archers & Levy Javelinmen I & II can also be used in these armies as poorer armed skirmishers or other levy.

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