The Roman Archers & European Knights themed Luxury Brass Chess Set & Chess Board
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Gifted sculptors, designers have contributed to the creation of this incredibly detailed set, with deep respect for the ancient Greek & European civilization.
The Roman figures are inspired by the most famous ancient marble art, and our themes offer a portion of Greek history and mythology, as it is recreated today in Greece for you.
The discerning collector will instantly recognise the skill and expertise inherent in the creation of these high quality handmade themed chess pieces and chess board.
These Chess Pieces are created using die casting and Brass plating. They are than varnished and finished by hand, combining the finest materials and the highest level of workmanship. However this may result where the pieces could have slightly different shades of Brass finishes.
It's the pawn that gives the title to this themed chess set - in the form of the Archer of Greek warfare. Like the pawn in chess, the archer was sometimes underestimated in ancient battles and yet the clever tactical use of the archer often proved decisive.
Many knights considered the role of archers to be unfair in battle because of the range of the arrow and the distance from which they could attack - only hand-to-hand combat was considered to be honourable.
A key function of the archer was in the area of ambush - either to initiate the ambush against the enemy or to defend against enemy ambushes, but it was in the defence of the besieged city that the archer could play a really decisive role.
The intelligent use of the archers was crucial in order to maximise their effectiveness, so make sure you use your pawns to full advantage as well!.
The Archers set has a King Height: 95mm (3.75″), King Base: 1.375″ Brass with Felt Pads.
The spectacular themed luxury Knights Chess pieces are based around the history of the historical European Middle Ages, that lived, served, and fought during the Middle Ages.
From the beginning of the 9th Century, the first knights appeared in Europe powerful and violent.
Later in the 11th Century the Church succeeded to enforce discipline upon these people and to direct their activities to beneficial purposes aid to use their power to defend the poor and the weak as well as Christianity.
In order to become a knight, one had to be trained in hunting and travelling, familiarize themselves with horses and warfare.
At the age of 20 they were knighted at a special ceremony during which they were given their swords and had to swear to use them only for sacred and fair purposes.
Many knights after they were called upon from the Pope participated in crusades in the Middle East against the Arabs and the Saracens.
On their way to Middle East, they passed through Greece, where they built many castles.
The Chess pieces are hand-cast in solid zinc and then brass plated. Chess pieces are then lacquered to keep the lustrous finish from tarnishing.
The Knights set has a King Height: 90mm (3.5″), King Base: 1.375″ Brass with Felt Pads.
Manufactured in Greece since 1970 these themed chess sets are designed essentially for the serious collector, gracing homes and offices around the world.