These are 2 rubber moulds used to cast an French Crossbowman. Assemby is required. You can use solder or glue. No glue is included.
Crossbowmen played an important role in the late Medieval period. The crossbow was really the first hand-held weapon that could be used by an untrained soldier to injure or kill a knight in plate armour. The most powerful crossbows could penetrate armour and kill at 200 yards. Crossbows are easier to aim than longbows because the crossbowman doesn't have to use a hand to hold the string back while aiming. On a similar note, a crossbow can be loaded long before the bowman might need to shoot. In this way, the bowman would be able to shoot immediately if surprised. Crossbows require less upper body strength to operate as well. One can use both arms to span (draw back) a crossbow.
Painting Hints for PA424:
Coat: Dark Grey (av868) with Iron (av864) studs. Chainmail: Gunmetal (av863).
Sleeves: Green (av970). Leggings: Blue (av963).
Helmet: Iron (av864), (optional) wash with black (av950)
Crossbow: Base colour is Brown (av984), Washed with Black (av950).
Metal Parts of Crossbow: Iron (av864).