My attempts to provide ‘preceded by’ and ‘followed by’ information is coming along well, although it has led to the discovery of a few more date anomalies.
In ancient Syria, army I/9 Early Syrians date ends in 2200 BC, but the army that follows them, that of the I/15 Later Amorites, doesn’t begin until 1894 BC. Thus there is a 300 year gap where no-one occupies or controls the land of Syria!
Fortunately the DBA and DBMM dialogues that accompanies army I/9 is aware of this, and that’s why it says “This list represents the culturally Sumerian early Syrian states such as Mari and Ebla before they were over-run by the Amurru, and also Syrian subject allies of the Amurru 2200 to 1894 BC”.
Therefore the correct titles should be:- I/6a Early Bedouin (3000 - 1001 BC) prehistory...becomes I/15 in Syria. I/9 Early Syrian (2700 - 2200 BC) preceded by I/Ib...dominated by I/6a. I/15 Later Amorite-Amurru (1894 - 1595 BC) preceded by I/6a...replaced by I/16. (Note that the Amorites and Amurru are the same people, depending on if you wish to use the Sumerian or Akkadian name for them)
A similar situation occurs in Egypt. I/22b New-Kingdom Egypt ends in 1069 BC, but the following army, that of the I/38 Libyan Egyptians, doesn’t start until 946 BC. So the entire 21st Dynasty (a time of anarchy known as the 3rd Intermediate Period, where the Nubian-Kushites regained their former independence and Middle & Southern Egypt was effectively under the control of the High Priests of Thebes), some 123 years, is completely missing. (See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Priest_of_Amun and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_Intermediate_Period_of_Egypt )
I suggest redressing this with the following new title:- I/22b New Kingdom Egyptian (1199 - 1069 BC) preceded by I/22a...becomes I/38. I/38 Libyan Egyptian (1069 - 947 BC) & (946 - 712 BC) preceded by I/22b...becomes I/46b. (Note that army I/22b does not have itself as an internal enemy...but I/38 does)
Last of all is the Kush situation. The I/3 Nubians of Kush were conquered by Egypt in 1480 BC, but they regained their independence around 1070 BC when they broke away during the 3rd Intermediate Period mentioned above, and later evolved into the I/46a Kushites (See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_of_Kush ).
So I suggest the following new titles:- I/3 Nubian (3000 - 1480 BC) & Ethiopians (1480 - 1070 BC) prehistory...Nubia later rebels to become I/46a. I/46a Early Kushites (1070 - 746 BC) & (745 - 728 BC) preceded by I/3...followed by I/46b. (The Egyptians may have conquered Kush in 1480 BC, but other Nubian-like tribes remained independent further south in Ethiopia)
Last Edit: Feb 9, 2020 13:30:07 GMT by stevie: ...just added a few corrections...
I’m still working on an updated version, with extra ally data taken from the DBMM army lists (in green so that players can ignore it if they wish) and added ‘proceeded-by and followed-by’ information, which I’ll send to Timurilank and Haardrada for final editing and revising before posting...so it won’t be ready until probably about Christmas.
Last Edit: May 25, 2020 10:03:34 GMT by stevie: ...all I can say is "leave it with me"...☺