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(New) Linear-A 009 - Varus give me back my legions Set 1

Posted by Tom71 on 07 Feb 2018, 11:33

Yesterday I get two spures from this new set for to paint.

The set will certainly please the friends of antiquity and especially the Romans. Because these are Ancient Germans. So far, there were only four Germanic sets of Strelets (2x), Caesar Miniatures and HÄT.
Personally, I'm impressed with the miniatures and I like the quality. On a sprue are 12 figures in different poses. Here you can see the blanks and in a few days they will be shown painted in a new preview video in my video-channel.

The set is available in a few weeks (Webshop: http://www.Linear-A.de)

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Preview-Homepage: https://www.Minisoldiers.de
Youtube-Channel: Link-Playlist (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lh6rhVf ... ieVePPhYM9)
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Posted by sansovino on 22 Feb 2018, 20:09

Art Miniaturen has also some new interesting sets of ancient germans which includes also wounded and dead german warriors
https://www.schmaeling.de/neu/?p=1
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Posted by Tom71 on 24 Feb 2018, 09:50

Thanks for the information @sansovino :-)

The layout of the box is ready and I'm glad that the figures painted by me have found a place on the back :-). I think that in a few weeks determined the set in the webshop by the manufacturer (Linear-A)

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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 24 Feb 2018, 11:34

Some suggestions for appropriate corrections if still possible at this stage.

If Linear-A decides to stick to an english description on the box (which is fine), it should read “Germanic Warriors“, not “German“. These people were quite far away from defining themselves as “Deutsche“, but were all “Germanen“.

The time specification is misleading. In english language, “vor Christus, ante Christum“ translates into “BC“, not “AD“ which means “nach Christus, post Christum, but also anno Domini in latin“.
I think the designer got confused between latin and literally translating modern german into english language.
So, “Battle of Teutoburg Forest, 9 BC“ would be a reasonable box art description I suggest.

For the details on the depicted tribes I would keep the german designations (just as they did).

Best regards and good luck to Linear-A with their interisting projects! :thumbup:
Will definitely buy a box myself.
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Posted by Paul on 24 Feb 2018, 12:07

Erich von Manstein wrote:The time specification is misleading. In english language, “vor Christus, ante Christum“ translates into “BC“, not “AD“ which means “nach Christus, post Christum, but also anno Domini in latin“.
I think the designer got confused between latin and literally translating modern german into english language.
So, “Battle of Teutoburg Forest, 9 BC“ would be a reasonable box art description I suggest.
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:eh: the battle happened in 9 AD...(or, more preferrable, 9 CE =Common Era), 9 years after the conception/birth of Christ, so as you´ve correctly written, Anno Domini.
In the year 9 AD, a military tragedy occurred in Germania.

from;
http://www.kalkriese-varusschlacht.de/e ... us-battle/

Edit.....it´s better correctly written as AD 9 but more common is 9 AD
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 24 Feb 2018, 12:21

Paul wrote::eh: the battle happened in 9 AD...(or, more preferrable, 9 CE =Common Era), 9 years after the conception/birth of Christ, so as you´ve correctly written, Anno Domini.

from;
http://www.kalkriese-varusschlacht.de/e ... us-battle/


Ouch. :oops: :xd:

Mea culpa.

Still, the description on the back of the box is a little confusing.
“September 9 of the year“ makes not much sense. “9 AD“ would do.

Hope my remarks on “germanic“ vs “german“ will pass any further investigations though… . :oops: :xd:
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Posted by Paul on 24 Feb 2018, 12:44

I´ll Definately second Germanic Warriors over German warriors. :yeah:
They´ve got the date more or less correct on the box front but the "September 9 of the year" on the back is something like a line from a song :-)
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Posted by Chariobaude on 24 Feb 2018, 12:55

Erich von Manstein wrote:Some suggestions for appropriate corrections if still possible at this stage.

If Linear-A decides to stick to an english description on the box (which is fine), it should read “Germanic Warriors“, not “German“. These people were quite far away from defining themselves as “Deutsche“, but were all “Germanen“.

The time specification is misleading. In english language, “vor Christus, ante Christum“ translates into “BC“, not “AD“ which means “nach Christus, post Christum, but also anno Domini in latin“.
I think the designer got confused between latin and literally translating modern german into english language.
So, “Battle of Teutoburg Forest, 9 BC“ would be a reasonable box art description I suggest.

For the details on the depicted tribes I would keep the german designations (just as they did).

Best regards and good luck to Linear-A with their interisting projects! :thumbup:
Will definitely buy a box myself.


By the way, i don't really understand how they can find any difference between, chatii, frisii or marcomanii :-)
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Posted by Graeme on 24 Feb 2018, 12:58

It's really good to see Tom's figures on the back of the box, I think those guys probably called it "The year we gave the Romans a good spanking". :mrgreen:
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Posted by Paul on 24 Feb 2018, 13:16

...and being terribly pedantic..seeing as it´s quoted..the comma after Varus is missing as is the exclamation mark, so as it is on the boxart, it´s a request not a direct order, so shouldn´t it be;
"Quinctilius Varus, give me back my Legions!" ? :xd:
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Posted by Paul on 24 Feb 2018, 13:28

Graeme wrote:It's really good to see Tom's figures on the back of the box,

Seconded :yeah:
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Posted by Tom71 on 18 Mar 2018, 23:03

Now Available!
LINEAR-A 009 Germanic Warriors Set 1 "Varus give me back my legions" - Scale 1/72
https://www.linear-a.de/shop-figuren/plastikfiguren/linear-a/
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