- Aug 2014
Combine this with Egypt's capacity to organise (both people and resources), the number of men it could recruit into its armies, the speed with which it could move men around, and its agricultural surplus, which kept its armies well-victualled.The Egyptians were only interested in securing materials and commodities from outside of Egypt --not occupying or conquering foreign territory --why? Egypt was the best place to be. Egyptians were worried about dying during battle in a foreign country and not having their body returned tom Egypt. As far as the military of the New Kingdom, it was widely feared; the Egyptians had excellent chariots improved from the original Hyksos examples, and the chariot archers had powerful angular composite bows. Egypt was a wealthy country, and doubtless had plenty of armour as needed --linen, scale armour (hide, bronze and composite hide and bronze). They had bronze helmets and scale armour helmets, and also received arms and armour through tribute.