A true demonstration of the armor and power brought to every battlefield by Medieval
knights! The Medieval Warrior theme chess set truly embodies the core of Europe's
armies for centuries--finally supplanted by the superior force of gunpowder, and
very rarely, by the best of archers. The Battle of Agincourt was one place where
archers were able to defeat knights, but to the credit of the knights, the conditions
were nearly as poor as possible for fighting.
The proudly standing king of the pieces holds his sword and stands at attention.
The visors of all the knights completely cover the face, an armor facet that
appeared with the total knight, sometimes called the mobile battle machine.
The queen piece holds the ax standing ready for battle
The bishops disguise knights of degree, with their broadswords held point downwards
in front. The knights are the focal point of this set though. Essentially the
'tank' of medieval warfare, these knights show the heavily armored horse and
rider. The strength of the horses was incredible to have been able to carry
a fully armored knight and the armor the horse wore as well! And what medieval
set is complete without the castle? The rooks are a fine embodiment of the refuge
for all medieval peoples in Europe. High walls and small windows made many castles
nearly impregnable to assault!
The basic colors of the sides determine the players--a light silver with cream
bases denotes the darker pieces, and a light gold with cloudy bases shows the
lighter pieces. Each piece appears like a sculpture, and altogether the pieces
make a very fine show, an asset to any room!
- Pieces: Non-weighted, plastic resin, and hand painted.
- King size: 4 1/2" tall.
- Pieces only. Chessboard not included.
- Set weighs 5.75 pounds.