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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Feb 2021 3:17 p.m. PST

"Exploring the ancient world is always an exercise in groping in the dark. Even in relatively well-documented cultures like those of Egypt or Rome there is much we do not know about all aspects of their society, history and appearance. At the extreme of that scale is the Minoan civilisation of Crete, which the world had long forgotten entirely until major excavations at the start of the 20th century revealed them for the first time in over 3,000 years. Unfortunately their language, Linear-A, has yet to be deciphered, so they remain very much one of the least-known cultures of the ancient world. We do not even know what they called themselves (‘Minoan' is a 20th century invention), so we must make the most of the evidence that we have, which is the remains of their structures, occasional possible references to them in other cultures, and the many fragmentary frescos, pottery and other objects which allow us to glimpse their world…"

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rvandusen Supporting Member of TMP23 Feb 2021 6:41 a.m. PST

Not a bad set, and very useful for gaming the Bronze Age Collapse, though that was more around 1200 BC. Still, armor and weapons had not changed much, and the girls are still showing their…..

The Iliad at a discount. I wonder how they compare with Caesar Miniatures' offerings for the same period?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Feb 2021 11:12 a.m. PST

Glad you like it my friend!.

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Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP23 Feb 2021 2:18 p.m. PST

That's a set I need to get – interesting choice of civilians mixed in. Might need two boxes for a DBA army – although I guess they'll be needing some chariots or cavalry from somewhere…..

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Feb 2021 11:32 a.m. PST

Happy you like it too my friend!.


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Sgt Slag25 Feb 2021 9:17 a.m. PST

Great figures for fantasy gamers, as well. The 1/72 figures tend to be 22-25 mm tall, so that can be an issue for mixing with the more common "28mm Heroic Scale" mini's most fantasy companies are selling, these days.

The warriors really look like they belong in one of the Schwarzeneger Conan movies. ;-) Thanks for posting this, Tango01. Cheers!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Feb 2021 3:17 p.m. PST

A votre service mon ami! (smile)


Sadly… the last one I post here…

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Daniel Pickering03 Mar 2021 11:29 a.m. PST

Seems to me that most of these figures are Mycenaean not Minoan…correct me if I'm wrong. The civilian looking ones portray the Minoan look more closely. These two different cultures did interact we think but archaeology suggests they maintained some visual cultural differences…am I right ?

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