Here we have Sargon the Great. Holding his men together for a fierce charge from the Gutian mountain tribe. His dog will feast well this night, on their bones. Sargon was hailed as a mighty warrior and leader up to Neo Assyrian times and beyond. With his well equiped army he created the first empire in Mespotamia.
These men are part of the Akkadian army who took over from the Sumerians. A large sheild still kept in use for spearmen and differs in appearance more like later Assyrian or even Persian shields.