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The Spanish Armada consisted of 130 ships that were sent by Philip II to Flanders to pick up an army to invade England and depose Elizabeth I. The English and Dutch both harassed the fleet until they were forced into retreat but they then fell afoul of the storms at sea as they went to navigate around Scotland and Ireland to return to Spain. Many ships were wreaked and they lost about one third of their entire fleet.

This chess set is 54mm scale and has the English and Spanish sides available. There is also the double pawn mould that is useful in speeding up the casting process. You need about 18 bars of metal to complete the chess set. Chess boards are not included but can be added here. Felt bases are to be glued onto the bottom of the metal pieces to help protect the boards from scratches during gameplay.

Spanish Armada Chess

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