Carolingian Cavalryman, 850
42€ (34.71€ ex.VAT)
Sculpture: Oriol Quin
Painting: Javier Montero
Number of parts of the kit: 10
Scale: 75 mm
WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER BUYING THIS FIGURE:
– This fantastic sculpt of Oriol Quin captures the essence of those noble soldiers who considered themselves heirs to the tradition of the Roman legions.
– The miniature’s elements allow plenty of options for painting and many possible environments and situations to portray.
– Our signature resin quality allows you to get the figure clean and ready in almost no time, so you may invest your precious free time in what really matters: painting and having fun.
The Carolingian Empire was the largest empire in Central and Western Europe during the early Middle Ages. Charlemagne, who belonged to the dynasty of the former kings of the Franks, was crowned emperor by Pope Leo III in an effort to revive the Western Roman Empire. After that Golden Age of Charlemagne’s reign, the empire suffered several civil wars (840-843) and finally got divided into different kingdoms.
The Empire geographical position implied that war with the neighboring lands was a constant thing. At its frontiers were located quite a few nations of varying power. From the Southern frontier with the powerful Caliphate of Cordoba to the Slavs or the lands of the Vikings, the continued struggle for conquest and survival forged a powerful military machine.
The revolution came in the form of new siege forms and machines and an important development of the cavalry. By the end of the VIII century, they adopted the stirrup, which allowed the development of the shock cavalry armed with long lances that transformed the armies of the period.
Our miniature is one of those Carolingian cavalrymen armed with lance, sword and shield. It also wears the characteristic helmet associated with these troops that we know thanks to the Bible of Charles the Bald, a surviving Bible from the era.