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da Hugh

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Egyptian Army Pics
« on: April 20, 2009, 07:03:02 am »
I just finished paying my annual income taxes and I am running low on extra funds for Playmobil.  However, I thought by now someone in Europe would be showing pics of an Egyptian army.  Oh, if Playmobil would do a series on the Hittite army...

Putting these two together would make a nice battle... I am thinking of many chariots and doing a scaled down version of Kadesh.

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Re: Egyptian Army Pics
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2009, 02:35:13 am »
I haven't seen any pics of any Playmobil Egyptian armies yet either.  I'm in the U.S. and so the Egyptians are not yet available, unfortunately.  I intend on creating a modest Egyptian army (to act as Meroians) to fight my Romans, but I also have some customs made from the Roman Centurion Special that could act as Hittites, perhaps.  The Roman chariots would work as Hittite chariots too.  When you get your army together I'd love to see pictures.

da Hugh

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Re: Egyptian Army Pics
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2009, 05:04:50 am »
If you go to the Playmobil website, they are available in the US.  I also live in the US, actually in Missouri.

Try:
http://store.playmobilusa.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-US-Site/en_US/Search-Show?cgid=Aegypter

I also thought of using them as the Egyptian army verses Caesar and the Romans in Egypt.  They are not in the same time frame in history, but oh well.  It may be later this year when I can get some.

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Re: Egyptian Army Pics
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2009, 06:35:39 am »
Unfortunately, only a couple of the Add-Ons are currently available.  The sets won't be released until August.

da Hugh

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Re: Egyptian Army Pics
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2009, 05:43:14 pm »
All the sets are available at ToysRUs in St. Louis.

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Re: Egyptian Army Pics
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2009, 11:38:47 pm »
Hi da Hugh,

My local Toys 'R Us also has most of the sets and I believe they are 20% off until near the end of November.  I've purchased all the Egyptians I want (one of each set plus 2 extra chariots, and 39 extra 5-man soldier sets) and now have to assemble them.

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Re: Egyptian Army Pics
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2009, 04:04:21 am »
That is quite a collection, it comes to over 200 Egyptians.  A good size army to display or battle with. 

I was thinking that with 40 sets, you could take x number of the mounted leaders and make them foot leaders and put regular foot soldiers on horseback and have Infantry, Chariot and Cavalry units.

Very kool!

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da Hugh

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Re: Egyptian Army Pics
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2009, 09:13:13 pm »
40 sets of Egyptian soldiers (200 klickies), WOW!

I have 4 sets, that is 20 soldiers.  I have made them up as 4 cavalry, 4 archers, 8 spearmen and 4 swordsmen.  Plus I have 2 chariots.

I did not arm them as pictured.  The barefoot klickys are my archers, the ones with the circural chest armor are my cavalry, the soldiers with the blue emblem on their chest armor are my spearmen, and the klinky with the red emblem on their chest are my swordsmen.

My soldiers will be in units of 20, as I purchase them, one unit will be spears and the other will have the pole-arm blades.  I might do my cavalry and chariot units in groups of 10.

As my Romans are grouped in cohorts of 24, I need at least more sets of Egyptian soldiers to stand a chance.

This is going to be a work in progress that will really strain my budget.  lol...

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Re: Egyptian Army Pics
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2009, 09:44:58 pm »
I really like the Egyptian klickies and chariot.  It sounds like you've got your army off to a good start with 20 men and two chariots and have a good plan, da Hugh.

I think 20 soldiers per unit is a good number as it looks very formidable yet isn't overwhelmingly large to move.  My Roman centuries have 20 soldiers each and the 1:4 play to historical ratio works well.  I was originally going to have my Egyptian units be 20 soldiers as well, but I then decided on larger units, as the Egyptians were organized in companies of 250 men each with a battalion consisting 500 men with one company of heavy infantry and one company of archers.  To maintain my 1:4 play to historical ratio would have required companies of about 60 men, but I felt that was too large, so I settled on 40.

With the five-man packs I've created 40 heavy infantry (green accented breastplates, helmets, shields, and spears), 40 heavy cavalry (blue accented breastplates, helmets, shields, and long spears), 40 light infantry (barefooted men with red accented shoulder armor, headbands, and axes), and 40 archers (green accented shoulder armor and cloth headpieces).  I've made the blue backed red accented breastplate klickies my standard bearers and trumpeters and have created a custom officer, armed with a khopesh, for each unit.  I'll try to post some pictures eventually.

I didn't get all these sets at once, although I did complete my purchases within a three-month period.  Ridge Road Station's 15% off coupons, free shipping, and no sales tax helped ease the pain a lot.  I've told my wife I'm finished buying Playmobil for the most part, as I'm running out of room, but if they re-introduce a new Western theme, I'll probably be there, much to her chagrin!

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Re: Egyptian Army Pics
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2009, 03:45:56 am »
I have made two posts... one yesterday and one today before this one.  They are not posted, but when I looked into my profile and last posts, there they are.  What is going on?

Help!!!

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Re: Egyptian Army Pics
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2009, 07:26:26 pm »
I have made two posts... one yesterday and one today before this one.  They are not posted, but when I looked into my profile and last posts, there they are.  What is going on?

I checked the error log and the moderation log. Nothing unusual there and nothing has been moved or deleted for quite a while. I don't know what is causing your posting problem. :(


edit: I just noticed there's a very similar topic to this one in another part of the forum. Maybe your other posts were there?

http://gardenwargaming.playclicks.com/forum/index.php?topic=1268.30
« Last Edit: November 13, 2009, 07:31:57 pm by Sylvia »
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Martin Milner

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Re: Egyptian Army Pics
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2009, 06:06:11 pm »
Hi da Hugh and Justindo,

I got several Egyptian sets back in July, immediately after my return to the UK after 3 weeks in the US, but had to immediately store them all away for shipping to the US, so I haven't had much chance to photograph them.

I'm still not going to have a lot of room when we arrive in the US in December, because we'll be living in a rented apartment for at least 3-4 months and possibly longer, so my poor Egyptians will have to wait.

I filled 8 64 Litre boxes and another 8 50 litre boxes with various Playmobil, plus various miscellaneous sized cardboard boxes. I honestly don't know how much Playmobil I have right now.

Here's a couple of shots I did back in July before the great  packing started.



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da Hugh

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Re: Egyptian Army Pics
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2009, 09:12:34 pm »
My Egyptian army has grown with 11 sets of Soldiers and 3 chariot sets.  I have changed my organization to 25 man foot units, this will be better at going up against my 24 man Roman cohorts.  My chariots will remain at units of 10, and my cavalry may increase to more than 10.

I am already starting to customising my troops.  Just by changing helmits, head rings and sorting out by chest ornaments and weapons.

-- Don    (my real name)

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Re: Egyptian Army Pics
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2009, 10:49:27 am »
I think I've seen that custom before, Martin, and I really like it.  You've done a nice job diversifying your Egyptians.

Your army is growing quite quickly, Don! :)  Like the Romans, I think the Egyptians look pretty good as they are.  Headgear, hair, and weapons changes are all that's really needed, in my opinion.

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Re: Egyptian Army Pics
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2010, 05:47:56 am »
Recently TRU has restocked with the Egyptian theme.  My army has grown a little bit with:

64 Soldiers, 16 Cavalry, 8 Chariots, and using the Grave Robbers as Arab mercenaries: 16 on Camals with 2 on horses.

I suspect that between now and the end of November, it will have doubled.

da Hugh