sábado, 26 de julio de 2014

El imperio Hitita (1)

The Hittite Empire

The Hittites were an ancient Anatolian people who established an empire at Hattusa in north-central Anatolia around 1600 BCE. This empire reached its height during the mid-14th century BCE under Suppiluliuma I, when it encompassed an area that included most of Asia Minor as well as parts of the northern Levant and Upper Mesopotamia. After c. 1180 BC, the empire came to an end during the Bronze Age collapse, splintering into several independent "Neo-Hittite" city-states, some of which survived until the 8th century BC.

miércoles, 23 de julio de 2014

Carro de batalla Egipcio

Egiptian war chariot

During the Second Intermediate Period, The Hyksos introduced new military techniques, as the horse and chariots, whose use was restricted to the pharaoh and nobles.The soldiers adopt a number of weapons and equipment originating of Syria and the Hittites, the triangular bow, helmet or chain mail,it was a leather jacket with short sleeves, garnished with plates of metal.The Egyptians chariots had the shaft the rear end and the gauge was much greater than the width of the vehicle, capable easily rotate and change direction quickly. They were manned by two men a 'seneny "(archer) and the driver, "kedjen" which also had to protect him with a shield.

martes, 22 de julio de 2014

Carro de batalla micénico

The Mycenaean warriors used the chariots, as the Egyptians and Hittites. These chariots are very similar to Egyptians, lightweight and maneuverable, with a shot of two horses and a charioteer and warrior. The chariots were very effective at that time on a field of battle plain and clear 
and decided the outcome of many battles for almost seven centuries. 
As the improved breeds of horses in captivity, making them bigger and stronger, 
chariots gave way to the cavalry. They had two basic tactical uses: 
1-like mobile weapons platforms, carrying an archer or javelin thrower 
2-infantry units to disband by charges.

viernes, 18 de julio de 2014

Infantería ligera Egipcia

Egiptian ligth infantry
Until the Middle Kingdom, the army is composed by 
light infantry. It will be during the New Kingdom, 
when heavy infantry and cavalry is incorporated, 
 But even the Middle Kingdom, 
the Egyptian army was quite meager in resources. 
Isolation, did the rest.

domingo, 13 de julio de 2014

Infantería Frigia

The origin of the Phrygians that the Assyrians 
called "Mushki" is quite dark. It appears that 
took the disappearance of the Hittite Empire to 
settle in Anatolia pushed by other peoples as 
the Dacians and the Illyrians, who were going
through that then the Balkans. When the 
mid-eighth century B.C we hear of them 
were settled in the west-central 
Anatolia with its capital at Gordion.