15 May 2013

The Anglo-Zulu Brass War Chess Set

LittleHand is a small British company specialized in producing bespoke chess sets that resemble some of the world’s most famous battles in history. They’ve recently unveiled this masterpiece, the Anglo-Zulu War Chess Set, that was inspired from the two battles of the Anglo Zulu war that took place in the same day.

This awesome chess set is hand crafted, with every piece individually numbered, and will be produced in a limited run of just 250 units. The British King is Lord Chelmford, the commander in Chief of the invasion of Zululand, while Queen Victoria is the British Queen, the reigning queen at the time of this war.

On the other hand, the Zulu King is represented by King Cetshwayo, the king of the Zulu nation back then, and the Zulu Queen was Nomvimibi Msweli. All these pieces were hand finished after these historic characters and, besides they fact they look almost real, they will also look extremely cool in any home.

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