Jump to content

Civ: Assyrians


Recommended Posts

  • Replies 85
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Here is a pdf of my progress on the civ document so far: Neo-Assyrians.pdf

Possible civ emblems: Winged Bull and Star of Shamash https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2c/Human_headed_winged_bull_facing.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cd/Shama

Next update for the Assyrians! The main additions are Akkadian unit and structure names, as well as some accompanying illustrations (good thing the Assyrians were skilled at crafting these incredibly

  • 6 months later...

I returned back from a trip to England about two weeks ago. I was visiting the British Museum when I thought of the 0 A.D. peeps. Here is what I took of the Assyrian exhibit:

IMG_20150314_125734416_zpsbyldfe60.jpg

I thought the body armour was interesting. The lamellar has a weird shape to it.

IMG_20150314_130202277_zps2mxqf6kz.jpg

I would not consider these guys to represent the military. This was part of the scene of the King's lion hunt. They were probably some kind of guard or extras participating in the lion hunt. I took a picture of this scene so you don't confuse them with the actual battle scenes. I forgot what the horses were for, but the workers to the far left were building a sort of arena for the king to immerse himself into and keep the lions in the vicinity if that is what I remember.

IMG_20150314_130155733_zpsvrzwcq4q.jpg

Another lion hunt scene that is to the right of the picture displayed above.

IMG_20150314_130236154_zps0glgkmp0.jpg

King's Lion Hunt Scene

IMG_20150314_125958435_zpsa9guvwqo.jpg

King during his lion hunt whom the archers in front of him are shooting lions displayed on the wall left of this image. Notice the king is not dressed for battle like he would be in the battle scenes,

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

The Assyrian Battle Scenes

IMG_20150314_130333289_zpskcfg0qml.jpg

The King in battle upon his chariot

IMG_20150314_125936881_zpszpzqayhh.jpg

Assyrian soldiers besieging a city I think.

IMG_20150314_125927298_zpsbt5xjezg.jpg

Logistics people to the left

IMG_20150314_125946947_zpsoi2yqltc.jpg

Assyrian soldiers attacking from the right and they would build fortifications of their own to combat with the enemy like any proper siege combat would have.

IMG_20150314_130658240_zpsn2kbpkbz.jpg

The spearmen in formation. I took a close shot to show the smaller details.

IMG_20150314_130732207_zpsxof7yqoi.jpg

Cavalry

IMG_20150314_130706632_zpszh4pokmd.jpg

prisoners of war if I can remember. I took the picture because I have no idea what is on the prisoner's backs.

IMG_20150314_130813882_zpsepvlh95h.jpg

Its hard to spot the detail in the picture, but these guys are wearing footgear, and do have a good amount of armour coverage compared to the guys in the lion hunt scene. The texture on the back of the shields are interesting too.

Sorry I didn't take more pics, but my family did not have the patience to stand in the British Museum forever like I would, so I was in the mad dash to take as many pictures as I could for artistic purposes later. From the pictures, I believe people under estimate how much armour people did wear for war and not just your tunic and the occasional helmet in the Ancient and Classical Eras.

Edited by Sighvatr
  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

I guess.. If you take a look at some medieval sieges, and even the historical record of Julius Caesar siege of Alesia, people build their own fortification around the city or castle they want to invade. It can be a castle versus castle fight. Invaders would build wooden towers or ramps to place archers or catapults to fire into the besieged fortification and I believe that is what the Assyrians were doing.

Edited by Sighvatr
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 year later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...