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Tango0103 Sep 2022 3:51 p.m. PST

"In 415 BCE Athens was officially at peace, yet her rivalry with Sparta was undiminished and she looked for new ways to out-manoeuvre her opponent despite the Peace of Nicias six years earlier. On the pretext of aiding a local ally, it was decided to send an expedition to Sicily to attack the city of Syracuse, which as a natural friend of Sparta, and when those that thought this was unwise tried to stop it by suggesting far more resources would be needed, an excited Athens voted the extra resources and the fleet sailed. The expedition was a disaster, Syracuse did not fall and most of the expedition, including numerous reinforcements, died either on campaign or as prisoners. Although Athens would fight on for another decade, the massive loss sustained on Sicily, particularly of experienced crews for her ships, marked a turning point in the war, and ultimately Athens was completely defeated in 404 BCE, being forced to demolish her walls and become a vassal of Sparta…"


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"When Cyrus the Younger confronted his elder brother, the king of Persia, at the Battle of Cunaxa in 401 BCE, he had behind him an army that included perhaps between 2,600 and 3,000 cavalry. The king may have had twice as many, or perhaps more, and much was of excellent quality. In the action that followed, both sets of cavalry saw important action, and it was during a cavalry fight that Cyrus was killed, thus ending the battle and the rebellion…"


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Tango0105 Sep 2022 9:25 p.m. PST

Battle of Cunaxa Set 3 (Persian Cavalry)

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Lets party with Cossacks Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2022 12:59 p.m. PST

The sculpts are nice, particularly for me the horses. Useful for many conversions.

Tango0107 Sep 2022 4:04 p.m. PST

Happy you like them…

Armand

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