The Sherden were one of the tribes of the Sea People confederation (see the related post: The Sea People). They are mentioned in Egyptian and Ugaritic records in the late second millenium BC.
As for most Sea People tribes, their origin is still a matter of debate. According to the Eastern origin theory, the Sherden might come from Anatolia, while they might find their origin in Sardinia according to the Western origin theory.
Concerning their appearance, the Egyptian reliefs show men wearing round shields, short broad swords, spears, and horned helmets.
After their defeat against Ramesses II, some of the were incorpored into Egyptian service as Royal bodyguards. They are believed to have added on their helmets a disc representing the god Ra as a sun.
I chose to represent my Sherden warriors in Egyptian service. I used Caesar minis, who wear typical Egyptian clothes, and I decided to use a fair skin tone that I believe coherent with the two origin hypothesis explained above.
A warrior as a guard:
Several warriors, one of them using the characteristic round shield.
I hope you like them :)