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hi EEE ya Supporting Member of TMP09 Feb 2024 12:03 p.m. PST

Hello everyone,

For what dynasty are these Chinese figures?



JimDuncanUK09 Feb 2024 12:09 p.m. PST

broken link

GrumpyOldMan09 Feb 2024 1:14 p.m. PST

I had a look and they are very old sculpts, don't even correspond with the old WRG book (available on the web). Some of the helmets sort of look like early Tang but the cavalry has me bamboozled. If I had to use them I'd be looking at earlier than Tang. If I remember rightly I had these two in the 70s and they were described as Han then.



hi EEE ya Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2024 6:14 a.m. PST

It's weird because for me it works…

Now if that still doesn't work, you will see them on the Caliver Books website.


Yes, these are very old sculptures, which do not even correspond to the old WRG book that I have in its 1975 edition.

I have just looked again and I cannot find them there?

Which is unfortunate, in fact, some helmets resemble those of the Han, as well as the shields (Drawing n14 page 65) but their turbans are missing, but as for the Tang, then I don't see it.

I'll have to look into the Osprey, you never know , but these books are too recent to have any connection with the 25mm minifigs for which the WRG works could serve as models.

As for their Mongolian range, I also find them odd.


JimDuncanUK10 Feb 2024 12:20 p.m. PST

Nope, neither work for my Kindle.

hi EEE ya Supporting Member of TMP11 Feb 2024 12:38 a.m. PST

It's weird because for me it works…

Now if that still doesn't work, you will see them on the Caliver Books website.

Dexter Ward11 Feb 2024 10:43 a.m. PST

Those links don't work for me.
They look like typical 1970s fantasy Chinese based on who knows what. Best to use newer more accurate figure.

hi EEE ya Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2024 1:57 a.m. PST

@Dexter Ward
These are figurines of a historical character in one of the many historical ranges of MiniFigs and I only use my 25mm MiniFigs.

Dexter Ward12 Feb 2024 5:58 a.m. PST

I know they are Minifigs. Like a lot of the older Minifigs ancient ranges, but particularly the Chinese, they are not an accurate representation of any historical soldiers.

hi EEE ya Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2024 2:22 a.m. PST

@Dexter Ward
I understood you and that's exactly what GrumpyOldMan and I were wondering!

If you know someone passionate about medieval Chinese armies, could you ask them for their opinion?

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