- Legendary Heroes of the Crusading Age
- 28 mm scale
- Supplied with separate plastic base from Renedra
- Unpainted figure: preparation and painting required.
- Blister pack dimensions: 4.5” W x 5.5” H x 1.4” D
- Recommended for 14 years and above.
Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar (c. 1043 – 10 July 1099) was a Castilian knight and warlord in medieval Spain. Fighting with both Christian and Muslim armies during his lifetime, he earned the Arabic honorific al-sīd, which would evolve into El Cid ("the lord"), and the Spanish moniker El Campeador ("the valiant"). He was born in Vivar, a village near the city of Burgos. As the head of his loyal knights, he came to dominate the Levante of the Iberian Peninsula at the end of the 11th century. He reclaimed the Taifa of Valencia from Moorish control for a brief period during the Reconquista, ruling the principality as its Prince (Señorío de Valencia]) from 17 June 1094 until his death in 1099. His wife, Jimena Díaz, inherited the city and maintained it until 1102 when it was reconquered by the Moors.
Full rules for using El Cid in your Spanish Warband can be found in SAGA The Crescent & The Cross. Sculpted by Angel Terol. Photo example from the collection of Lord S, painted by Darren Linington.