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by Andreas Johansson
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms
Replies: 10
Views: 476

Re: Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms

Now reading about the Shatuo Chinese Dynasties, I'm wondering if the Northern Han ought to be considered as a Shatuo Chinese Dynasty rather than a Northern Five Dynasties -- the difference is primarily whether it (N.Han) is a Shatuo Chinese Dynasty army (Elite Cav, Horsebow, with lots of Northern C...
by Andreas Johansson
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms
Replies: 10
Views: 476

Re: Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms

I'll give this a final bump, because I'm still wondering :)
by Andreas Johansson
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: German tribes
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: German tribes

Frisians were the Frisii. That may not be the case: Frisia appears to have been largely abandoned during late Antiquity, and the people who eventually resettled it needn't have been descendants of the original inhabitants. To quote the WP page on the Frisii: The lands of the Frisii were largely aba...
by Andreas Johansson
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Meshwesh minor errors and typos
Replies: 110
Views: 10422

Re: Meshwesh minor errors and typos

The "Hallstat and La Tene" list should be "Hallstatt and ..." with a double 't'.
by Andreas Johansson
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Sea Peoples Start Date
Replies: 7
Views: 108

Re: Sea Peoples Start Date

Doing some further readings on the Sherden, I found this paper which may be of some interest: Jeffrey P. Emanuel, Sherden from the Sea Regarding the Peleset, the situation is I think not quite so dire as you make out: the strong Aegean/Helladic/Mycenaean influence in Philistine material culture sure...
by Andreas Johansson
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Sea Peoples Start Date
Replies: 7
Views: 108

Re: Sea Peoples Start Date

Said other webpage is, BTW, archived here.
by Andreas Johansson
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Sea Peoples Start Date
Replies: 7
Views: 108

Re: Sea Peoples Start Date

Acc'd a notice on the WP Sea People page, the Lukka are first heard of in the Middle Bronze Age. Obviously, they might have changed their fighting style a lot between then and the Ramesside period (the Egyptians certainly did!). Looking further at that page, it mentions a Tanis Stele II of Ramses II...
by Andreas Johansson
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Sea Peoples Start Date
Replies: 7
Views: 108

Re: Sea Peoples Start Date

I lean towards the view that "the Sea Peoples" were in reality a collection of more or less independent barbarian groups, but if there was a single confederation, army, or horde, it would seem to be necessary to assume they first tried to invade Egypt under Merenptah - apparently from Libya - and th...
by Andreas Johansson
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Miniatures Review and Figure Questions
Topic: Lurkio Late Antique Chinese
Replies: 0
Views: 43

Lurkio Late Antique Chinese

I thought I'd posted about this here, but Lurkio recently released a Three Kingdoms to Northern Wei range for China very roughly AD 200-500. Relevant lists include Three Kingdoms and Western Jin, Xianbei and Murong Xianbei, Southern Xiongnu, Jiang and Qi*, Chinese Southern Dynasties, and Chinese Nor...
by Andreas Johansson
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Meshwesh minor errors and typos
Replies: 110
Views: 10422

Re: Meshwesh minor errors and typos

I believe the Canadian for the weapon would be "divine stock crossbow, eh".