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PrinceShu


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Can somone tell me about Sumerian warfare, specifically what units and resources were used? I know they had spearmen and early chariots; are there any others (including more exotic ones, like war elephants?) Were archers common? What about seige engines? Were armies largely civilian militias, or were they professional or mercenaries?

I am hoping history counts as science, after all, Spore has tribal/civilization phases.

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Bronze and shiz.

That's all I know about what they used. Perhaps looking at this for a while will help:



Spears, bows, maybe axes.

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PrinceShu wrote:Can somone tell me about Sumerian warfare, specifically what units and resources were used? I know they had spearmen and early chariots; are there any others (including more exotic ones, like war elephants?) Were archers common? What about seige engines? Were armies largely civilian militias, or were they professional or mercenaries?

I am hoping history counts as science, after all, Spore has tribal/civilization phases.


Mostly copper, wood, and leather armor/weapons. to the furthest of my knowledge, Sumerian fortifications were primitive enough they didn't use siege equipment...

...It would be a while before professional armies, so it would have been a mix between civilian and mercenary.

That's all I can tell you. At that period in history, warfare was very simplistic.

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Vilageidiotx wrote:
PrinceShu wrote:Can somone tell me about Sumerian warfare, specifically what units and resources were used? I know they had spearmen and early chariots; are there any others (including more exotic ones, like war elephants?) Were archers common? What about seige engines? Were armies largely civilian militias, or were they professional or mercenaries?

I am hoping history counts as science, after all, Spore has tribal/civilization phases.


Mostly copper, wood, and leather armor/weapons. to the furthest of my knowledge, Sumerian fortifications were primitive enough they didn't use siege equipment...

...It would be a while before professional armies, so it would have been a mix between civilian and mercenary.

That's all I can tell you. At that period in history, warfare was very simplistic.


So how about the economy?

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Beer and barley.

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AaronMk wrote:Beer and barley.


What else do you need?

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Aside from ziggurats and cuneiform not much else.

Although, no one likes building ziggurats and cuneiform is a pain to write with (I imagine) so all anyone would need is beer and the ingredients to make it.

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AaronMk wrote:Aside from ziggurats and cuneiform not much else.

Although, no one likes building ziggurats and cuneiform is a pain to write with (I imagine) so all anyone would need is beer and the ingredients to make it.


After a long day of inventing human civilization, nothing better then a room temperature cup of chunky ancient beer.

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And maybe some pork and goat.

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