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PA712: Crusades. Saladin's Chess Set side moulds

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SKU:
PA712
UPC:
0735930007125
Condition:
New
Weight:
0.90 KGS
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Description

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 69
Queen 62
Bishop 61
Knight 57
Rook 38
Pawn 60

Get Additional Crusades Chess Pawns moulds to save you time.

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  • African Merc - 23rd Jan 2014

    4
    Good with the right metal

    The detail is pretty amazing. The size is good for a chess set. It is easy to use. The only issue I ran into was the max temperature (450c) the molds could stand. I used aluminum which melted the rubber. I tried zinc which worked if I poured it as soon as it melted. If I let it get too hot, it would melt the rubber. Lead was no issue. I had to cut a couple air lines in the rubber to get the metal to fill some of the crevices. All in all a good set. I'll be ordering the Crusaders next.

  • James Johnson - 30th Oct 2013

    5
    Beautifully detailed figures.

    I was surprised at how easy these are to cast with. The final chess pieces are very detailed, but big enough to paint easily enough and heavy enough to feel good when playing with them. Moulds arrived quickly to the States.

3 Reviews

  • African Merc - 23rd Jan 2014

    4
    Good with the right metal

    The detail is pretty amazing. The size is good for a chess set. It is easy to use. The only issue I ran into was the max temperature (450c) the molds could stand. I used aluminum which melted the rubber. I tried zinc which worked if I poured it as soon as it melted. If I let it get too hot, it would melt the rubber. Lead was no issue. I had to cut a couple air lines in the rubber to get the metal to fill some of the crevices. All in all a good set. I'll be ordering the Crusaders next.

  • James Johnson - 30th Oct 2013

    5
    Beautifully detailed figures.

    I was surprised at how easy these are to cast with. The final chess pieces are very detailed, but big enough to paint easily enough and heavy enough to feel good when playing with them. Moulds arrived quickly to the States.

  • John Suddell - 2nd Nov 2012

    1
    scale of models

    very disapointed at the size of the finished models. Response: Scale of figures are displayed on the product page. Its a little harsh to complain about these after casting when the scale is pre-advertised. regards, webmaster

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