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    The civilisation of Kemet is one of the oldest and most respected in the entire world. The river Nile gives bountiful fertility to the people of Kemet letting them enjoy rich splendor and vast monuments to their own greatness. But it also supplies the men of the south with enough vigor and courage to challenge the mighty Pharaoh! The Kushites fringe upon the borders of Egypt and are a constant threat to their hegemony in eastern Africa. Not only these proud warriors threaten the Pharaoh's rule, the cunning Phoinikians and equally ancient Babylonians border their lands to the north east and all eyes are on the Gold of the Pharaoh’s treasury.


    The children of the Nile have had many hundreds of years to perfect their style of warfare. Strong native spearmen with large protective shields and foreign mercenary hoplites hold the line whilst the light troopers try to decimate the enemy formations by missile fire. And to deal the killer blow the lethal chariots are employed to mince the enemy and draw them out to their deaths in the desert.


    Kemet will have large amounts of gold to spend on their cities and armies, but they will also deal with threats from many sides. If the Pharaoh can master his first challenges and secure a strong foothold, then all Asia will be exposed to his mighty armies!

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    Temeh'u Khet (Lybian Infantry) Unit Made by the Bronze Age Team
    The Libyans settled as mercenaries in Temeh were a very important part of the Egyptian military ever since the early days of the civilization. These loyal and professional, yet expandable men are the cannon fodder in the first lines of the army. Their equipment is neither sufficient for engagement with heavy armored troops nor for fighting eastern archers. Nevertheless, the javelins can hit the enemy from distance and they can be used in close combat, while a leather shield offers minimal protection. Although they seem to be another outdated relict of the old Egyptian army, they have overcome hoplite armies on African ground more than once.

    The Egyptians divided the human race into four classes, namely the Egyptians (Kemet), the A’mu (Semites), the Neh’esu (Nubians) and the Temeh’u (Temehu) in the country Tmh’ (Libyans). The Neh'esu refers to all Africans bordering Egypt from the south, like the Ethiopians; the Temehu covers all Africans bordering Egypt from the west; and the A'mu are obviously the Semites bordering Egypt from the east (of the Middle East), like the Akkadians and the Phoenicians, whom originally were Saharan groups split from the Afro-Asiatic family around the 5th millennium BC.


    Tehen'u Wedi (Lybian Archers) Unit Made by the Bronze Age Team
    The Libyan mercenaries of Tehenw seem equally outdated as their Temeh counterparts, but again it is deadly to underestimate the striking power of these men. Even though only possessing the same obsolete bow like most Egyptian archers, the Libyan archers are a necessary missile back-up of the army. But their greatest value is again the fact that they are expandable in every way.

    The Egyptians divided the human race into four classes, namely the Egyptians (Kemet), the A’mu (Semites), the Neh’esu (Nubians) and the Temeh’u (Temehu) in the country Tmh’ (Libyans). The Neh'esu refers to all Africans bordering Egypt from the south, like the Ethiopians; the Temehu covers all Africans bordering Egypt from the west; and the A'mu are obviously the Semites bordering Egypt from the east (of the Middle East), like the Akkadians and the Phoenicians, whom originally were Saharan groups split from the Afro-Asiatic family around the 5th millennium BC.

    Neh’esu Wedi (African Archers) UNIT MADE BY THE BRONZE AGE: TOTAL WAR TEAM
    Skirmishers form the backbone of any Neh’esu army, especially bowmen. Hunting being an important part in Neh’esu life, at least in the interior plains and mountains means there is no shortage of able archers to call upon from the Kushite lands. In addition to their bow, every archer also carries a club for close combat, should it happen.

    The Neh’esu have had a significant role in Egypt and its history, where they have served as laborers, soldiers, priests and even Pharaohs. These archers represent tribal warriors who form together in a warband, and levied either by a native king or by foreign rulers. It wasnt uncommon for Neh’esu to travel to Egypt and serve as mercenaries in the Egyptian armies raised there by different dynasties or rulers.

    Neh’esu Khet (African Spearmen) UNIT MADE BY THE BRONZE AGE: TOTAL WAR TEAM
    Neh’esu Khet are warriors drawn from the peoples of Kush and other african tribes such as the ethiopians from far south of Egypt. These men are armed with only a spear and shield, as the scorching heat of their homelands impedes the use of armor. Their lack of heavier armament shouldn't be taken as sign of weakness however, as they can fight in good order and they can defeat opponents more armored than them, due to that. They are best used as supporting infantry and can give a good account of themselves against most soldiers, but their lack of armor has it definite drawbacks, so they should be kept out of enemy archers range whenever possible.

    The Neh’esu have had a significant role in Egypt and its history, where they have served as laborers, soldiers, priests and even Pharaohs. These spearmen represent tribal warriors who form together in a warband, and levied either by a native king or by foreign rulers. It wasnt uncommon for Kushites to travel to Egypt and serve as mercenaries in the Egyptian armies raised there by different dynasties or rulers.

    Neh’esu Sesmet (African Cavalry) UNIT MADE BY THE BRONZE AGE: TOTAL WAR TEAM
    Although the horse itself is instrument of the Neh’esu warfare since more than two thousand years, the riding of a horse itself is comparatively new to them. Having not yet fully discovered the combat potential of horsemen, they mainly serve as scouts, messengers and occasionally skirmishers in pitched battles. They are no match for any other horsemen, neither concerning training nor equipment.

    The Neh’esu have had a significant role in Egypt and its history, where they have served as laborers, soldiers, priests and even Pharaohs. These spearmen represent tribal warriors who form together in a warband, and levied either by a native king or by foreign rulers. It wasnt uncommon for Kushites to travel to Egypt and serve as mercenaries in the Egyptian armies raised there by different dynasties or rulers.

    Fen Rehew (Kemet Javelinmen) Unit Made by the ROP Team
    The mainstay of the Egyptian army was formed by lightly armed, but nimble men, who pepper their enemies with missiles. They can protect themselves with a solid shield and are well able of using their javelins in close combat. However, they are light infantry and should not be engaged by heavy armored troops.

    The Egyptians divided the human race into four classes, namely the Egyptians (Kemet), the A’mu (Semites), the Neh’esu (Kushites) and the Temeh’u (Temehu) in the country Tmh’ (Libyans). The Neh'esu refers to all Africans bordering Egypt from the south, like the Ethiopians; the Temehu covers all Africans bordering Egypt from the west; and the A'mu are obviously the Semites bordering Egypt from the east (of the Middle East), like the Akkadians and the Phoenicians, whom originally were Saharan groups split from the Afro-Asiatic family around the 5th millennium BC.

    Wedi (Kemet Archers) Unit Made by the ROP Team
    The archery tradition of Egypt’s military is time-honored like no one else’s. Unfortunately, new tactical and technical developments in the east, the recurved bow and the teams formed by archers and shield-bearers have outdated the Egyptian archers heavily by now. Unaffected by the recent reforms, the archery force is in a position of inferiority to the enemies. Nevertheless, there is always the need for archers and they will do their job as well as they can and a wise commander will take note of their combat performance.

    The Egyptians divided the human race into four classes, namely the Egyptians (Kemet), the A’mu (Semites), the Neh’esu (Kushites) and the Temeh’u (Temehu) in the country Tmh’ (Libyans). The Neh'esu refers to all Africans bordering Egypt from the south, like the Ethiopians; the Temehu covers all Africans bordering Egypt from the west; and the A'mu are obviously the Semites bordering Egypt from the east (of the Middle East), like the Akkadians and the Phoenicians, whom originally were Saharan groups split from the Afro-Asiatic family around the 5th millennium BC.

    Sesmet (Kemet Cavalry) Unit Made by the ROP Team
    Although the horse itself is instrument of the Egyptian warfare since more than two thousand years, the riding of a horse itself is comparatively new to them. Having not yet fully discovered the combat potential of horsemen, they mainly serve as scouts, messengers and occasionally skirmishers in pitched battles. They are no match for any other horsemen, neither concerning training nor equipment.

    The Egyptians divided the human race into four classes, namely the Egyptians (Kemet), the A’mu (Semites), the Neh’esu (Kushites) and the Temeh’u (Temehu) in the country Tmh’ (Libyans). The Neh'esu refers to all Africans bordering Egypt from the south, like the Ethiopians; the Temehu covers all Africans bordering Egypt from the west; and the A'mu are obviously the Semites bordering Egypt from the east (of the Middle East), like the Akkadians and the Phoenicians, whom originally were Saharan groups split from the Afro-Asiatic family around the 5th millennium BC.

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    Fen Khet (Kemet Spearmen) Unit Made by the ROP Team
    In order to restore the Egyptian army as effective fighting force, the recreation of a functional spearmen corps was imperative to Ahmose. The cheapest, but efficient way was to equip his men with a high tower shield of solid wood with a broad metal rim and a buckler. This shield covered the men very well. The second measure was to use a spear for thrusting only. Both of these actions were a direct consequence of the battles with the Greeks and coupled Egyptian as well as Greek military technology. The result was a highly mobile spearman, which could take on hoplites frontally, but the lack of body armor renders elongated battles inappropriate.

    The Twenty-sixth Dynasty of Egypt was the last native dynasty to rule Egypt before the Persian conquest in 525 BC. The dynasty's reign (664–525 BC) is also called the Saite Period after the city of Sais, where its pharaohs had their capital, and marks the beginning of the Late Period of ancient Egypt. This dynasty traced its origins to 24th Dynasty. With the sack of Nineveh in 612 BC and the fall of the Assyrian Empire, both Psamtik and his successors attempted to reassert Egyptian power in the Near East, but were driven back by the Babylonians under Nebuchadnezzar II. With the help of Greek mercenaries, Apries was able to hold back Babylonian attempts to conquer Egypt, but the Persians did conquer Egypt, and their king Cambyses II carried Psamtik III to Susa in chains.

    Nekhet Mew (Kemet Marines) Unit Made by the ROP Team
    Another reformed branch of service are the marines. Issued with a shield much like the Argive shield of the Hoplite mercenaries and a thick linen corselet, they are well protected and still very mobile, thus providing a formidable base for the very effective offensive equipment. This includes javelins and a long kopesh. The kopesh, although very old by now, is still a dreading weapon and again, the new marines are an excellent example of the synthesis of Greek and Egyptian military technology.

    Most Egyptian ships carried a crew of about fifty marines. Though essentially all fighting men, about 20 members of the crew would be delegated to row the vessel while the remainder formed the combat troops for a seagoing battle. These battles would be fought at a very close range, as the marines would attempt to rake the enemy vessel with arrows and sling shots. Other elements would throw grappling hooks into the riggings of the opponent ships with the object of either capsizing or boarding the enemy ships. When boarding the enemy ship, the Egyptians would then use the Kopesh and spears for close order thrusting while under cover of archery from their own ship.

    Tepey Saew (Pharaoh Guard) Unit Made by the ROP Team
    The guard is unlike every other guard not consisting of a permanent body of long time serving men. Due to political precautions, the personal of the 2000 men strong guard rotated every year, coming from the military castes. Thus no man could serve twice in the guard. This means the guard troops are not as elite as other guards, but still a respectable shock force. They shall lead the attack as spearhead of the forces and are outfitted accordingly. They carry the sturdy tower shield and wield the thrusting spear like the main spearmen corps, but additionally a linen corselet and a metal helmet serves for their protection.

    The Twenty-sixth Dynasty of Egypt was the last native dynasty to rule Egypt before the Persian conquest in 525 BC. The dynasty's reign (664–525 BC) is also called the Saite Period after the city of Sais, where its pharaohs had their capital, and marks the beginning of the Late Period of ancient Egypt. This dynasty traced its origins to 24th Dynasty. With the sack of Nineveh in 612 BC and the fall of the Assyrian Empire, both Psamtik and his successors attempted to reassert Egyptian power in the Near East, but were driven back by the Babylonians under Nebuchadnezzar II. With the help of Greek mercenaries, Apries was able to hold back Babylonian attempts to conquer Egypt, but the Persians did conquer Egypt, and their king Cambyses II carried Psamtik III to Susa in chains.

    K'mt Hoplitai (Kemet Hoplites) Unit Made by the ROP Team
    Despite some recent military and political setbacks, Ahmose ensured the Hoplites remaining the hard core of the Egyptian army. The hoplite force is foremost of Ionian descent, but Karians also have a notable part while other nations of Asia Minor are present as well. Living in Egypt for many generations by now, these men and their families accustomed to the living conditions here. This also included the development of new armor. Once being “Men of Bronze”, the bronze breastplates have proven to be suboptimal in the African climates. They soon adapted the Egyptian linen corselet. But as it was not sturdy enough, it was massively improved by adding shoulder pieces and a neck guard, thus creating one of the most renowned pieces of body armor. Furthermore, using eastern armor techniques, metal scales could be incorporated and additionally harden the cuirass. By 559 BC these hoplites are the most advanced hoplite force of the known world, especially as it is led by a professional officers-corps, the Egyptian army trains.

    Although Ahmose thus appears first as champion of the disparaged natives, he had the good sense to cultivate the friendship of the Greek world, and brought Kemet into closer touch with it than ever before. Herodotus relates that under his prudent administration, Kemet reached a new level of wealth; Ahmose adorned the temples of Lower Egypt especially with splendid monolithic shrines and other monuments. For example, a temple built by him was excavated at Tell Nebesha. Ahmose assigned the commercial colony of Naucratis on the Canopic branch of the Nile to the Greeks, and when the temple of Delphi was burnt, he contributed 1,000 talents to the rebuilding. He also married a Greek princess named Ladice daughter of King Battos III and made alliances with Polykratos of Samos and Kroisos of Lydia.

    Hetmet (Kemet Chariots) Unit Made by the ROP Team
    Thundering chariots crushing over the broken bodies of the Pharaoh’s enemies, evicting terror, death and destruction; that is the very tradition of Egypt’s army. Still, even up to date, when heavy infantry become the predominant force on the Mediterranean battlefields, the chariots are a weapon system held in high esteem. Being a highly mobile and quite stable, the charioteers can unleash a fairly precise hail of missiles and get away unharmed. At least, that is the theory. For the practical realization of that concept, the cream of the Egyptian military castes mounted the chariot wagons, proud and noble. However, they also suffer from obsolete bows.

    Chariots seem to have originated in Mesopotamia in the third millennium BCE. The highly mobile two-wheeled war chariot carrying a driver and an archer armed with a short compound bow revolutionized military tactics after 1700 BCE. This expensive weapon spread throughout the Middle East and is thought to have reached Egypt with the Hyksos who took over Lower Egypt, though there is no factual evidence to support this view. It spread into Asia Minor, Greece and was known in Northern Europe by 1500 BCE. With the advent of cavalry riding on horseback it lost most of its military importance by 1000 BCE.

    The Egyptians improved the design of the chariot by making it lighter, changing the position of the chariot's axle so that the driver would stand closer to it and covering parts of the axle with metal in order to reduce the friction between it and the wooden wheelhub. Some wooden parts were strengthened by covering them with metal sleeves. These changes lightened the load on the horses and greatly improved their performance.

    Tepey Hetmet (Pharaoh Chariots) Unit Made by the ROP Team
    Accompanying the Pharaoh, these bodyguards also protect him in battle. Excellent trained and equipped as they are, they have to fear no one. When in battle, they adapt their arms and armor for the required situation. In most cases, they guarded the Pharaoh in his chariot and therefore also provided a great chariot force themselves. Thundering chariots crushing over the broken bodies of the Pharaoh’s enemies, evicting terror, death and destruction; that is the very tradition of Egypt’s army. Still, even up to date, when heavy infantry become the predominant force on the Mediterranean battlefields, the chariots are a weapon system held in high esteem. Being a highly mobile and quite stable, the charioteers can unleash a fairly precise hail of missiles and get away unharmed. At least, that is the theory. For the practical realization of that concept, the cream of the Egyptian military castes mounted the chariot wagons, proud and noble. However, they also suffer from obsolete bows.

    Serving in the charioteer corps did not come cheap. The recruit was allotted a team of horses from the royal stables and five attendants, whom he had to equip. The chariot itself cost him, according to a possible prejudiced scribe, three deben of silver for the shaft and five for the body, a small fortune, which only noblemen could afford. Captured enemy chariots were an important part of the booty, above all chariots of wealthy princes. Thus, at Megiddo all the chariots of the united Canaanite rulers fell into the hands of Thutmose III

    In ancient Egypt, members of the chariotry units formed their own aristocratic class known as the maryannu (young heroes). The heroic symbolism can be seen in contemporary paintings in which the King is shown riding with the elites, shooting arrows at the enemies. This mage became typical of royal power iconography.
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    Absolutely amazing, an outdated army with some modern influences. An interesting faction indeed

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    In case anyone is thinking the Kemet can recruit african units as mercenaries. I just didn't think i should paste the units in this post, but if you want i can do it.

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