PA711: Crusades. Richard the Lionheart Chess Set side moulds

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SKU:
PA711
UPC:
0735930007118
Condition:
New
Weight:
0.90 KGS
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This set of three double moulds which cast the six pieces required to make a complete chess set side: King, Queen, Bishop, knight, Rook, Pawn. You will require about 16 bars of metal to complete a full chess set. This is the list of paints recommended to use for this chess set side.

Richard the Lionheart (1157-1199) and Saladin (1138-1193). The crusades began in 1095 with an appeal by Pope Urban II to free the Holy City of Jerusalem from Muslim hands, This effectively ended in 1204. During that period the Papacy called as many as four Crusades, The first of which recovered Jerusalem in 1099. However in 1187 the Turkish ruler Saladin once again put the Holy City under Muslim control. This event led to the so called Third Crusade and the coming of Richard I of England to the East. Though accompanied by the King of France until 1191 Richard the Lionheart is the best remembered commander of the Third Crusade.

In leadership the Turks and the Western forces were evenly matched, Richard was a brave fighter and perhaps an abler soldier than Saladin, who was by far the better Statesman. The most notable military encounter of the struggle was the siege of Acre (1189-1191). The besieged garrison, assisted from outside by Saladin, heroically held out for two years against a combined land and sea force. After Acre fell, Richard made further gains but was stubbornly resisted by Saladin. The conflict ended in stalemate: The two leaders agreeing to armistice in 1192. Richard failed to recapture Jerusalem, but secured the right for pilgrims to visit the Holy Sepulchre.

Size of pieces in mm
King 63
Queen 62
Bishop 62
Knight 58
Rook 37
Pawn 57

Get Additional Crusades Chess Pawns moulds to save you time.

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  • Richard Hawkins - 21st Jul 2021

    5
    Crusades Chess Set

    This is now the second chess set I have purchased and they are absolutely brilliant, easy to make the pieces which have good definition and excellent to paint. My first chess set was the Napoleonic set and I thought that was great as well. I wanted a creative hobby and St August help me find it. Thank you

  • John Hoyt - 15th Mar 2021

    5
    Crusades, Richard chess set.

    Molds are really great!

5 Reviews

  • Richard Hawkins - 21st Jul 2021

    5
    Crusades Chess Set

    This is now the second chess set I have purchased and they are absolutely brilliant, easy to make the pieces which have good definition and excellent to paint. My first chess set was the Napoleonic set and I thought that was great as well. I wanted a creative hobby and St August help me find it. Thank you

  • John Hoyt - 15th Mar 2021

    5
    Crusades, Richard chess set.

    Molds are really great!

  • Max Anothony Wyatt - 10th Mar 2021

    5
    Crusades Richard the Lionhart side.

    I got my set when they were being sold on amazon and have thoroughly enjoyed the casting and painting of these figures. They cast well even with a low grade metal and are very nice figurines. I did not play chess but instead got this set for making figures for other games. Most of them are 54mm scale and very well detailed. The Knights are closer to 28mm I would say but they are still fantastic and do not look out of place next to the other figures. I would highly recommend this set to anyone who likes chess or painting miniatures I have the saladin side as well and they are just as good. One word of advice I give is wait for the metal to cool for a bit longer on the knights and rooks or you might snap bits off. All in all an amazing set and it has got me not only interested in but fanatical about chess!

  • Bruno - 5th Nov 2015

    5
    Ottimo prodotto

    Per un hobby veramente bello e rilassante... per creare capolavori! Consigliato!

  • Unknown - 28th Apr 2015

    5
    Highly Detailed

    The set is small, but does take quite a bit of pewter. I believe it to be a good compromise. I am very pleased with the level of detail in the castings. I only bought this set and will use it for both sides. I was surprised the set did not come with hardboard supports.(this is my first new molds/moulds)

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