Chevaliers Croisés

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Chevaliers Croisés, 1/72 Figurines Italeri 6009

Les Chevaliers Croisés de chez Italeri are incorrectly attributed à la première croisade in the 11th Century. In fact, these figurines are wearing heraldic surcoats which were first introduced in the 12th Century, et some of the knights are equipped avec visored helmets which appeared in the early 13th Century. The heraldic devices of Richard I Lionheart et Philippe de Flandre can be recognized, placing this set in the time of the Third Crusade, 1189–1192. Ces figurines peuvent être converties en autres chevaliers of the period, although the superimposed crosses et heraldic devices can be difficult to remove from shields, surcoats, et horse trappings.


  • 25 infanterie en 8 poses – 24 mm correspondent à 173 cm hauteur de corps
    • Richard I. Lionheart with Mace and Shield (2)
    • Charles d’Anjou avec épée et Shield (2), Roi de Jérusalem, 1277
    • Chevalier de St. Jean avec Bannière (3)
    • Chevalier avec épée et bouclier (5)
    • Chevalier avec hache de guerre et bouclier (5)
    • Homme d’armes avec javelot (2)
    • Homme d’armes avec épée et bouclier (4)
    • Arbalétrier, à genoux, tirant (2)
  • 9 cavaliers en 5 poses – 25 mm correspondent à 180 cm hauteur de corps
    • Richard Ier Cœur de Lion avec Lance (2), 1157–1199
    • Jean de Brienne avec masse d’arme (2), 1170–1237
    • Chevalier avec épée et casque à visière (2)
    • Chevalier avec épée (2)
    • Porte-bannière de Charles d’Anjou (1), 1227–1285
  • 9 chevaux 5 poses – 22 mm correspondent à 15.2 mains
    • Caparisoned Horse of Charles d’Anjou (2)
    • Caparisoned Horse of Philippe de Flandre (2)
    • Caparisoned Horse (2)
    • Unarmored Horse (2)
    • Unarmored Horse (1)
  • 2 Lances - 28 mm correspondent à 201 cm Length
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Armour, helmets, shields, and other items of personal equipment are historically accurate and very detailed. The heraldic emblems are superimposed to facilitate painting.

Noticeable flash along mould lines needs to be removed carefully prior to painting.

The chainmail armour worn by most of the figures is not textured correctly. The figures will need to be drybrushed to create the typical shading and highlighting effect of chainmail.

The two lances in this set are much too short, they should measure 50 mm. Replace them with lances made from piano wire. Some of the other knights in this set may also be converted to carry a lance, which was commonly used in the first attack.

The two spearmen in this set should be armed with 40 mm spears made from piano wire. Additional spearmen may be converted by reducing the number of épéistes.

The figures can be difficult to convert, because heraldic emblems are superimposed on tunics, shields, and horse trappings.

The heraldic devices are not explained on the box, and many miniature collectors will find it difficult to impossible to identify the figures correctly.

The coat of arms of Charles d’Anjou (capet), Roi de Jérusalem, Comte d’Anjou et du Maine, has been reversed. The coat of arms of the Kingdom of Jerusalem should be on the heraldic right side of the shield as can be seen on the royal Salut d’or gold coin issued by Charles d’Anjou.

Three of the five horse poses are sculpted in an unnatural gait. One wonders why figure sculptors do not study horses more, and allow themselves be inspired by the superb horse poses of several Revell cavalry sets.

Emploi Historique

  • DBA Army No. 141 – Later Crusader, 1128–1303 A.D.
  • Second Crusade, 1147–1149
  • Third Crusade, 1189–1192
  • Fourth Crusade, 1202–1204
  • Albigensian Crusade, 1209–1229
  • Fifth Crusade, 1217–1221
  • Sixth Crusade, 1228–1229
  • Seventh Crusade, 1248–1250
  • Eighth Crusade, 1270
  • Ninth Crusade, 1271–1272
  • Aragonese Crusade, 1284–1285

Possibilités de Conversions

  • 12th et 13th Century Knights

These chevaliers croisés et foot troops are a welcome addition to the growing range of 12th et 13th century wargame figurines.

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