- Deus Vult (“God Wills It”) series
- Military Order collectioin
- 12 highly detailed figures
- 1 x command frame, 2 x Knight frames, 3 x barded horse frames, 2 x unbard horse frames.
- 12 bases, 25 mm x 50 mm
- Molded in gray.
- Requires assembly and painting. Glue and paint not included
- Recommended for collectors and hobbyists 12 years and above.
- Box dimensions: 9” L x 6” W x 1.8” H
This box set contains 12 multi-part plastic Templar Knights cavalry with barded horses, and unbarded horses, which can be assembled with several choice of weapons, shields, heads and accessories. Includes options for standard bearer and musician.
The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon (Latin: Pauperes commilitones Christi Templique Salomonici), also known as the Order of Solomon's Temple, the Knights Templar or simply the Templars, were a Catholic military order founded in 1119, headquartered on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem through 1128 when they went to meet with Pope Honorius II. They were recognized in 1139 by the papal bull Omne datum optimum. The order was active until 1312 when it was perpetually suppressed by Pope Clement V.
The Templars became a favored charity throughout Christendom, and grew rapidly in membership and power. They were prominent in Christian finance. Templar knights, in their distinctive white mantles with a red cross, were amongst the most skilled fighting units of the Crusades. Non-combatant members of the order, who made up as much as 90% of their members, managed a large economic infrastructure throughout Christendom, developing innovative financial techniques that were an early form of banking, building its own network of nearly 1,000 commanderies and fortifications across Europe and the Holy Land, and arguably forming the world's first multinational corporation.
The Templars were closely tied to the Crusades; when the Holy Land was lost, support for the order faded. Rumours about the Templars' secret initiation ceremony created distrust, and King Philip IV of France – deeply in debt to the order – took advantage of this distrust to destroy them and erase his debt. In 1307, he had many of the order's members in France arrested, tortured into giving false confessions, and burned at the stake. Pope Clement V disbanded the order in 1312 under pressure from King Philip. The abrupt reduction in power of a significant group in European society gave rise to speculation, legend, and legacy through the ages.