Sergeants-at-Arms were first raised by Philippe II Augustus of France in 1191, during the Third Crusade, as a bodyguard against the Assassins. There were never many of them and they fought alongside the rest of the army as part of the royal familia. Richard I of England had 24 with him on the Crusades. They were formed into a 20 strong Corps of Sergeants-at-Arms by King Edward in1278,as a mounted close escort. In 1399 King Richard II limited the corps to 30 Sergeants, and King Charles II had 16. During the 13th Century most of the European Kings likewise established bodies of Sergeants-at-Arms. They carried a mace bearing the royal arms as a symbol of office but their armament included a crossbow as well as a short lance and a shield.
This box set contains twelve 28mm multi-part plastic Sergeants at Arms with a mixture of barded and unbarded horses. You can build several types of Sergeants with a choice of many weapons among which you'll find crossbows for assembling Mounted Crossbowmen units. Figures are supplied unpainted and require some assembly.
The box contains enough plastic bases for Deus Vult gaming system:
50mm x 50mm = 3 bases
25mm x 50mm = 6 bases
Figures are supplied unpainted and require some assembly.