The Iron Age is an archaeological era, referring to a period of time in the prehistory and protohistory of the Old World (Afro-Eurasia) when the dominant toolmaking material was iron. The start of the Iron Age proper is considered by many to fall between around 1200 BC and 600 BC, depending on the region. It is divided on three timelines- A) Early Iron Age: 1200 BC-450 BC B) Middle Iron Age : 450 BC- 250 AD C) Late Iron Age : 250 AD - 500/600 AD ... During this time a lot of tribes city states and early nation were involved in constant wars that shaped the ancient as we know it. In some kind of thinking we still are in iron age but it is politically incorrect.
1) Great Assyrian Horse-Chariot
Type : Charge heavy cavalry , armored wagon equipment .
The core of the Assyrian army lay in its chariots. Originally these chariots were used as two-horse vehicles. The Ancient Egyptians and Sumerians used war chariots in this fashion as firing mobile platforms or as mobile command platforms; the elevated view would give the general some ability to see how the troops fared in battle. The Assyrians also used chariots in reconnaissance, carrying messages to and from the front lines, ans for battle. However, the rise of cavalry in the 1st millennium BC meant that by the 7th century BC, the chariot was demoted to combat duties only; lighter chariots consisting of two to three horses were later upgraded under the reign of Ashurnasirpal II to heavy four horse chariots. Such chariots could contain up to four men. Heavier chariots also found new roles, smashing into enemy formations and dispersing the infantry in the process.The Assyrian cavalry and infantry would then be able to exploit the gap and rout the enemy, thereby taking the battlefield.