Jim Arnold’s castle chess set depicts the Scottish Wars of Independence
Sure to appeal to collectors of unique chess sets and lovers of the game, the “Scottish Wars for Independence” chess set by Jim Arnold highlights the 30-year-long war for Scottish Independence. The incredibly detailed castle chess set shows King John of Scotland vs. Edward I of England, their wives for queens, church royalty for bishops, coats of arms for knights and the Long Spearmen for Scotland’s pawns. The castle has been carved after the three different castles in Scotland.
The set pieces are hand carved from solid maple and walnut. While the king is over 10″ tall, the pawns are just over 6″ tall. The chess set comes with two sets of flags, Scottish and the English. The player who wins the game gets to fly his flags until defeated.
During the 30-year-long war, the same castle was won and lost several times. Intricate detail and uncompromising quality come as standard with the Jim Arnold’s castle chess set that will set you back $2,800.