|Project by JimArnoldChess||posted 03-15-2010 03:26 PM||7204 views||30 times favorited||50 comments|
This was an idea for a set that came to me in the middle of the (k)night. Woke up ran into the shop and completely sketched out the entire idea, and then went back to sleep.
Measures about 36” square at the base and about 17” from the bottom of the castle wall to the top of the rooks’ spires. Pieces measure about 2” square at the base. Made from Walnut, Maple, and some Basswood.
The Kings and Queens are King John of Scotland and his wife…King Edward I and his wife. There are two sets of flags, whoever wins the game gets to raise their country’s flag over the castle, the same as back in that day, often times the same castle would be won and lost over and over during the course of the 30 year War. The knights have a carved knight’s helmet on the top and show their respective country’s coat of Arms. All of the pieces sit in these “sleds” (for lack of a better word). When the sleds (pieces) are all together at the start of the game they form their own castle wall.