The Philistines were the descendents of settlers who moved into the Middle East from the Aegean around 1200BC. They ended up being subjugated by the Assyrians and their successors.
In DBA, this army lacks bite, but I managed to beat the Assyrians once in a solo game where the spearmen had both flanks well protected by woods, so they were able to hold the Assyrian horse off while their chariots and light troops put paid to the Assyrian foot.
The Light Chariot General is supported by a single element of chariots. These figures are from Essex miniatures, apart from the strange archer who is from Hall of Ancient Warriors. The General will be swapped into a more brightly painted chariot once I paint the additional figures to make a DBMM100 army.
The main body of the army consists of 6 elements of spearmen. I have chosen to represent them wearing leather armour, but it may have been bronze. Most of these are Essex miniatures – I can’t remember where I got the few taller figures from.
2 elements of auxilia and 2 of psiloi round off the army. There are enough of them to provide useful flank protection. I’m a bit dubious about the Syro Canaanite figures I used for the psiloi, but they’ll do for now! Most figures are from Essex miniatures, the Syro Canaanites being from Magister Militum.