Sculpture: Oriol Quin
Painting: Fernando Ruiz
Number of parts of the kit: 16
Scale: 75 mm
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The siege of Acre was a major battle of the Third Crusade. The siege lasted two years, involving most of the prominent Christian forces on the Holy Land and meant a serious defeat for the Muslim leader, Saladin, whose hopes of quickly destroying the full Christian kingdom of Outremer vanished into thin air.
The Order of the Solomon’s Temple, more commonly known as the Knights Templars, was one of the most important Christian military orders of the Middle Ages. The order was officially endorsed by Rome in 1129 and quickly became a quite popular organization through all Western Europe, rising in power very quickly. They were fearsome warriors and also skilled businessmen who held a great deal of power in the finances of the Christendom. This feature would also mean their doom in the long run.
During the siege of Acre, the order was part of the Christian contingent commanded by Richard the Lionheart, participating in diverse actions, skirmish and battles against the Muslim forces.
Our figure depicts a veteran warrior with several typical elements carried by most of the Christian knights of the era. The surcoat and the flag can be painted in a wide array of schemes to portray other knights of choice.