CS1 Charge of “John the Blind” Set


4 figures and 4 Horses in the pack

5 in stock


The set is more of a military modelling kit than just wargames figures and have been designed to give the utmost detail.

The horses come in three parts and the riders in two or three.

The King John figure comes with a choice of helmets and the falling knight in his retinue, with a broken lance.In total the set contains four mounted knights and horses wich are supplied unbuilt and unpainted.

The charge of John the Blind at the Battle of Crecy 1346.\

John was the Count of Luxembourg and King of Bohemia. He is well known for having died while fighting in the Battle of Crécy at age 50, after having been blind for a decade.

The story goes……for all that he was nigh blind, when he understood the order of the battle, he said to them about him: ‘Where is the Lord Charles my son?’

His men said: ‘Sir, we cannot tell; we think he be fighting.’

Then he said: ‘Sirs, ye are my men, my companions and friends in this journey: I require you bring me so far forward, that I may strike one stroke with my sword.’

They said they would do his commandment, and to the intent that they should not lose him in the press, they tied all their reins of their bridles each to other and set the king before to accomplish his desire, and so they went on their enemies.

The Lord Charles of Bohemia his son, who wrote himself king of Almaine and bare the arms, he came in good order to the battle; but when he saw that the matter went awry on their party, he departed, I cannot tell you which way.

The king his father was so far forward that he strake a stroke with his sword, yea and more than four, and fought valiantly and so did his company; and they adventured themselves so forward, that they were there all slain, and the next day they were found in the place about the king, and all their horses tied each to other.

We at Claymore Castings are suckers for a poetic story!