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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse30 Apr 2018 3:01 p.m. PST

"If Suetonius is to be believed, in the year 9 CE the most powerful man in the western world, Emperor Augustus, was to be found butting his head against the walls and crying out "Quintilius Varus, give me back my legions!". The legions concerned were the XVII, XVIII and XIX, and all three had been destroyed in September by an alliance of Germanic tribes in what became known as the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest. It was one of the worst disasters to befall Roman arms, and is often credited with keeping the Germanic tribes east of the river Rhine free of permanent Roman conquest. This set is the first of several by Linear-A focused on that one decisive battle.

The back of the box for this set tells us that these figures are intended to represent six different Germanic tribes; two for each. We have retained this grouping in our photographs, so here is the breakdown:…."

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