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Linear-A released "Battle of Cunaxa" Persians

Posted by Erich von Manstein on 26 Nov 2018, 10:46

Linear-A released another new set just yesterday.

015 - "Battle of Cunaxa 401 BC - Xenophon`s War" Set 1 (Persian Warriors)

https://www.linear-a.de/shop-figuren/plastikfiguren/linear-a/

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As the numbering reveals, there will be a second set on this topic.
Excellent looking figures for the neglected ancients-crowd. :thumbup:

Linear-A has thus implemented their 2018 announcements by now. I'm curious with what they'll come up next?
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Posted by MABO on 26 Nov 2018, 18:24

Another great set, already on the way to my miniatures cave... ;-)

But the set I like most are the Etruscians! I am really keen on the cavalry coming next year.

Linear-a is great quality!
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 29 Nov 2018, 14:01

MABO wrote:Linear-a is great quality!


Agreed, they offer attractive sculpting & overall quality and an appropriate number of useful poses at a good price.

There are also some future sets listed at their website:

https://www.linear-a.de/new-master-figures-from-linear-a-preview/

010 - Germanic Warriors Set 2 (Varian Disaster, Battle of Teutoburg Forest, 1st century AD)
013 - Hannibal Crosses the Alps Set 2
017 - Roman Legion Set 1 (Varian Disaster, Battle of Teutoburg Forest, 1st century AD)
?? - Villanovan/early Etruscan Cavalry (not listed yet)

Unusual but highly original subjects for the Ancients enthusiasts. :thumbup:
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Posted by MABO on 29 Nov 2018, 16:51

I am looking forward to get the Etruscian Cavalry and also the Carthagians. This is a topic I like very much.
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Posted by hannibal on 30 Nov 2018, 12:28

Got them today
Super Set, good poses, very detailed- no flash
A Must Have

Cheers Hannibal
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Posted by Wiking on 30 Nov 2018, 18:38

Hmmm, the slave at the boxart look useful for my timeline, ideas. Unusual pose. Good idea.
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Posted by Ochoin on 01 Dec 2018, 00:12

Nice. What figures would you use for Xenophon's Greeks? Various of the HaT Alexander boxes, I guess?

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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 03 Dec 2018, 14:11

Would suggest a mix of the excellent Caesar & Zvezda Greeks.

http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=335
http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=1395
http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=341

And maybe some of the more generic poses from Zvezdas Spartans, a superb set as well.
http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=1848

Häts Alexander range offers quite a number of small sets. Unfortunately, some of the figures are rather flat and generally they are not up to the first-rate quality of the aforementioned manufacturers.
So, as always, it depends on the individual ability to compromise when mixing different manufacturers and sculpting styles.
That said, I would definitely add some of Häts Phalangites & Mercenary Hoplites to create more diversity.

Think it's a safe bet to guess that Linear-A will address this anyway. It seems highly likely that they will release a set of appropriate Greeks in the not too distant future. :yeah:
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 04 Dec 2018, 23:53

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Posted by bilsonius on 07 Dec 2018, 10:39

Nice looking sculpts, but only about half of them relevant to Cunaxa. The ones in the flowing robes would be more of use for court and ceremonial duties at Persepolis etc. On campaign the more practical Median dress would generally be worn.
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