Medieval warrior priest und bishops often accompanied knights und infantry into battle, particularly during the crusades, und they personally led medieval armies to protect their worldly realms. Since it was forbidden to spill christian blood, some warrior bishops used blunt clubbing weapons like the mace to circumvent this prohibition. Valdemar Miniatures is the first manufacturer to cover this subject in detail, und they have done a good job at it. The mounted und dismounted bishops will be popular with diorama builders und wargamers alike. The mix of separate weapons offers great variety in figure poses, although the figures’ hands require some work to actually hold these weapons und shields.
4 Bischöfe in 4 Posen – 22 mm entsprechen 158 cm Körpergröße
- Bischof, beritten, segnend
- Bischof, verteidigend
- Bischof, vorgehend
- Bischof, angreifend
- Schild (2)
- Schwert (2)
Pferd - 18 mm entsprechen 137 cm Stockmaß
Excellent choice of subject, warrior bishops are unique in this scale.
The Figuren may be included in any 13th und 14th century medieval army.
The medieval horse included in this set is very small, und too fat to accomodate an armoured rider. Der berittene Bischof passt nicht richtig in den Sattel seines Pferdes hinein.
His robe would have to be trimmed carefully to seat him correctly. However, it may be better to place this warrior bishop on a more impressive horse taken from another set of medieval Figuren.
Hands need to be drilled open to accept the separate weapons included in this set.
The separate shields should be fitted with straps to attach to a figure’s arm.
There are no painting instructions included in the set, but the Valdemar Miniatures website shows a few pictures of painted warrior bishops which may be helpful.
Poly resin dust is harmful if inhaled or swallowed, which is why these Figuren should be cleaned und sanded out of doors. Undercoat, paint und varnish the Figuren to properly seal the resin.
The Medieval Bishops produced by Valdemar/Rodion Miniatures are a welcome addition to the growing range of 1:72 scale medieval miniatures. Wargamers may want to mount these relatively brittle poly resin Figuren on command stands alongside other medieval figures, in order to protect them from breakage.