“We few, we happy few, we band of brothers…”
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Sculpture: Oriol Quin
Number of parts of the kit: 42 (Enough for 2 complete knights with multiple options)
Scale: 75 mm
The Battle of Agincourt was a turning point in the long conflict between the French and the English that spanned through the XIV and XV centuries and decided the fate of the territories of the English kings on the continent. In 1415, the English forces led by Henry V met in combat a far superior French army at the small village of Agincourt, near the Pass of Calais. There, they obtained a legendary against-all-odds victory that inspired numerous tales of valor and works of art, the most prominent one being the famous play “Henry V” by the immortal William Shakespeare.
One of the most emblematic parts of the play is the inspiring speech that the king gives to his troops before the battle:
“This day is call’d the feast of Crispian.
He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when this day is nam’d,
And rouse him at the name of Crispian.
He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say “To-morrow is Saint Crispian.”
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars,
And say “These wounds I had on Crispin’s day.”
Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
But he’ll remember, with advantages,
What feats he did that day. Then shall our names,
Familiar in his mouth as household words—
Harry the King, Bedford and Exeter,
Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester—
Be in their flowing cups freshly rememb’red.
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered-
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.”
Inspired by this epic moment, we are proud to present this extremely detailed multi-pose kit that allows you to build two complete English knights with a myriad of accessories that allows virtually hundreds of different combinations. Also, adding slight modifications to it or just changing the color scheme, it can be used to portray other knightly subjects from the early XV century. You can use a kit to build a small vignette or two independent subjects or combine a few of them as the basis for an ambitious diorama. The sky is the limit.