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Selling / Re: Collections: Donations/Bequests
« Last post by DougM on December 09, 2019, 01:00:24 PM »
That's one of the things I miss is somewhere to socialise. Though as I have been away for years I don't know that many folk.
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The skin colour, whether yellow or brown, seems to the the same as that of the Assyrians, and much lighter than I'd expect Kushites to be depicted.
Given the limited palette used, I'm not sure if much store should be put in their apparent complexion. Do we have any comparable depictions of Kushites to compare with?
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My next thought is that, on the assumption that the Ethiopians are on now-lost tiles (assuming of course that any Ethiopians were actually taken in this particular campaign), why identify the captives in question as Libyans rather than native Egyptians?

That is discussed in the paper. At least one other figure is identified as an Egyptian, the casualty in the river. The main argument for identifyinig the prisoners as non-Egyptian seems to be the head feather, since the paper points out that these are worn by Libyans and Nubians in Egyptian art. Also, though I don't think it is explicitly linked, the patterned kilts could be non-Egyptian - the Egyptian river guy mentioned wears plain white - and reminiscent of the patterned garments worn by Libyans in art as early, IIRC, as the Middle Kingdom.
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Selling / Re: Collections: Donations/Bequests
« Last post by Mark G on December 09, 2019, 07:22:05 AM »
The loss of the good pub across the road was the first sign of serious decline at claymore, I think.

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Battle Reports / Re: Totally visual DBA battle report
« Last post by Justin Swanton on December 08, 2019, 04:40:43 PM »
Perhaps with spoken commentary as opposed to text?  I like the idea of an online extras bit of Slingshot in general (and Justin has experimented here with putting clickable links from article references on the website before) but I don't know how easy it would be.  Certainly Justin has the technical capability (and more) but I'd not want to put additional burdens on him.

I had thought quite a bit about tying Slingshot with the Society's YouTube channel (adding animated battle reports or other relevant videos to the current issue) but that would really be too much work.
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Selling / Re: Collections: Donations/Bequests
« Last post by simonw on December 08, 2019, 01:35:22 PM »
Doug,
Always enjoyed my trips up to Kirriemuir for the show in November but I haven't been for 3 or 4 years now since my MS has progressed. The show is one of the few that actually has meaningful painting competitions as well as a nice Pub over the road for lunch (as I recall).
Best regards
Simon
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Battle Reports / Re: Totally visual DBA battle report
« Last post by Erpingham on December 08, 2019, 12:36:58 PM »
Perhaps with spoken commentary as opposed to text?  I like the idea of an online extras bit of Slingshot in general (and Justin has experimented here with putting clickable links from article references on the website before) but I don't know how easy it would be.  Certainly Justin has the technical capability (and more) but I'd not want to put additional burdens on him.
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Battle Reports / Re: Totally visual DBA battle report
« Last post by NickHarbud on December 08, 2019, 10:30:40 AM »
IMHO it would work better as an animated PowerPoint.  In other words, as a Forum addendum to a Slingshot printed article.

Incidentally, not sure how many players record their battles in such detail outside of set pieces like Mick's Knockdoe or Chris Hahn's various pieces.
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the 19th Dynasty, aka 26th Dynasty under the revised chronology

Given the issues we had with Egyptian chronology, it may help to be clear which of several revised chronologies you are using here.  I'm guessing this is the Waterson/Velikovsky chronology?

Yes, Velikovsky's, with refinements.  The others tend to have some useful revelations but also terminal problems at some point,

It may help if I list the Nineteenth (aka 26th) Dynasty Pharaohs along with their names in Greek literature.

Ramses I = Necho I (664 BC)
Seti I = Psammetichus (663-610 BC)
Ramses II = Necho II (610-c.580 BC - he actually makes it easy for us by calling his new capital Pi-Ramesse-Nekaa)
Siptah = Psammis (c.580-575 BC)
Merneptah = Apries (c.575-560 BC - last five or so years with Amenmesse*)
Amenmesse = Amasis (c.560-525 BC - dual-ruling with Merneptah for about five years previously*)
Seti II = Psammenitus (525-522 BC, the last two years under the Persians until his revolt)

*Not a co-regency so much as Amenmesse's reluctance to eliminate a full-blooded pharaoh.

Velikovsky places Seti II at the beginning of the dynasty owing to a misinterpretation of the 'Tale of Three Brothers' - the tale actually refers to Thutmose III.  I am grateful to Johnny Zwick for helping to establish the actual order of Nineteenth Dynasty pharaohs and their corresponding Greek identities.
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Let us for the sake of argument grant this; our problem then becomes why the Assyrians have ended up with no actual Kushite (Ethiopian/Nubian) captives in a war against an Ethiopian (Kushite/Nubian) opponent.

Because we only have a few tile fragments which are not obliged to be typical of an entire enemy army.

Valid point.  My next thought is that, on the assumption that the Ethiopians are on now-lost tiles (assuming of course that any Ethiopians were actually taken in this particular campaign), why identify the captives in question as Libyans rather than native Egyptians?

In particular, might we identify these unfortunates as Egyptian youths, given the Egyptian custom of shaving the head except for, in the case of youths, a sidelock?
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