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Posted by Bessiere on 27 Nov 2022, 02:25

Erich von Manstein wrote:Another upcoming set fully revealed now. :thumbup:

027 - Nap. French Cavalry Disaster in and after Battle

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A bit odd in posing but serviceable and I do like the horses quite a bit. Not sure why include 2 highlanders you can already find in those poses in 5 other sets?
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Posted by Chariobaude on 27 Nov 2022, 12:14

Erich von Manstein wrote:
That's all well and good and certainly true, but you do understand that although Linear-A's headquarter is located in Germany, the creation of masters and whole production take place in war-torn Ukraine?

Unfortunately, I would therefore not be too optimistic about the medium-term production figures, let alone the development and expansion of additional subject areas. :(


I didn't know that this german brand was outsourcing its production in ukraine. So yes, it makes senss to not hope anything in a close future from it, obviously.
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Posted by MABO on 27 Nov 2022, 18:48

I think this set is really useful, even if I share the question on the two highlanders which should hsve been exchanged for two other French horsemen. They are not bad, but there is more need for the new French cavalry poses.

But I will buy the set for sure!
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Posted by steve_pickstock on 27 Nov 2022, 21:50

The horses - though they are obviously being modeled as being in distress - are beautiful.
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 27 Nov 2022, 22:27

The vignette of the French cavalry officer putting his old friend out of his misery--heartbreaking! I love this hobby but the older I get, the more I hate wars of any kind.
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Posted by Rich W on 28 Nov 2022, 00:28

This is a very unique set, and I like it! The poses are very imaginative and casualty poses are useful for both dioramas and wargaming. I think they've missed a trick by not doing more fallen horses though. And although I actually think both Highlander poses are excellent (clearly collecting/guarding prisoners), they are taking up valuable casualty spaces!
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Posted by Minuteman on 28 Nov 2022, 13:34

Bluefalchion wrote:The vignette of the French cavalry officer putting his old friend out of his misery--heartbreaking! I love this hobby but the older I get, the more I hate wars of any kind.


Yes, I agree with this sentiment Bluefalchion. For my part, I reconcile this with an appreciation of the sacrifice that has been made in past wars, and that the past is the past. We cannot change history, but we can always appreciate it and - in our military modelling - pay tribute to those who have fallen in the past, no matter the cause.

So far as this set is concerned, there really are some excellent sculpts here, and so all praise to the sculptor. A difficult subject certainly, but one that looks and feels realistic. I know of at least one (very large) Napoleonic diorama that might have some of these new figures included amongst the masses of French cavalry.
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Posted by Bessiere on 28 Nov 2022, 16:58

Minuteman wrote: I know of at least one (very large) Napoleonic diorama that might have some of these new figures included amongst the masses of French cavalry.


So true Minuteman. It may yet need a few more so we may get to paint a few of these before all is said and done. You did get the PDF James sent out, yes?
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Posted by raph86 on 28 Nov 2022, 18:10

Good evening,
I too love these figures and will probably buy a box :-D

However, no one has mentioned the saddlery of the horses.

They all have the round coat rack, as per the riflemen but not for the dragoons and cuirassiers, no? :shock:
They should be square.

In any case, congratulations to the sculptor who did a remarkable job :yeah: .
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 06 Dec 2022, 20:26

Boxart shows painted figures of 027 - Nap. French Cavalry Disaster in and after Battle.
Dynamic set that unquestionably will complement existing ones very nicely.
In fact, exactly what many enthusiasts have been asking for for a long time. :thumbup:

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I also could have happily done without the two Highlanders in favour of more cavalrymen though. ;-)

This and 2 other sets are apparently about to be delivered now.
The others are
046 - Samnite Wars, Samnite / Italian Allies Cavalry Set 2
050 - Hellenistic Diadochi / Epigonoi - Ptolemaic Surprise Set 2

Maybe available before X-mas!? :winky:
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Posted by MABO on 06 Dec 2022, 22:48

Good News, Erich!
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 13 Dec 2022, 19:11

Another figure from a soon to be released set previewed. :thumbup:

050 - Hellenistic Diadochi / Epigonoi - Ptolemaic "Surprise" Set 2

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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 18 Dec 2022, 11:49

As expected, today the entire and also soon to be released set has been previewed. :thumbup:

050 - Hellenistic Diadochi / Epigonoi - Ptolemaic Phalanx Set 2

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Posted by Michael Robert on 22 Dec 2022, 13:12

These phalanx guys look really like a fusion of Hellenistic and Egyptian styles. Makes it very attractive
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 25 Dec 2022, 11:17

Linear-A has now also presented the painted figures from the last of their 3 hopefully soon to be released sets. :thumbup:

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So we can look forward to these in the not too distant future:

027 - Nap. French Cavalry Disaster in and after Battle
046 - Samnite Wars, Samnite / Italian Allies Cavalry Set 2
050 - Hellenistic Diadochi / Epigonoi - Ptolemaic Phalanx Set 2


Merry X-mas y'all. :merrychristmas:
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Posted by OwenChpw on 26 Dec 2022, 02:22

They also released the box-art:

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I'm very sure that's taken from Rome Total War 2, which makes me laugh. If I was a miniature designer I'd take a lot of inspiration from video games too, but seeing it on box art is a real departure from their other boxes. It almost looks pirated, I'm sure they're legally allowed to do it, but it's pretty funny.

I love Egyptian style pikemen, very unique miniatures, this recent boom of Hellenistic miniatures is fantastic.
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