A fun game of strategy and wits comes to a head with the British versus the colonists in this American Revolution-themed chessmen set. On one side, the Continental soldiers are dressed in traditional 18th-century clothing in navy and cocked hats, while the British soldiers wear red. Chessboard not included.
- Revolutionary soldiers on platforms
- Set of red soldiers (British) and navy soldiers (Colonists)
- Made of polystone
- Each piece is hand-painted with a felt bottom
- Made for use on a chess board measuring 15-16 inches square. Figure bases measure 1 1/8" square and will fit inside a square up to 1 1/4"
Dust with dry cloth.
The colonies formed the Continental Army after the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. Its purpose was to defeat the Redcoats in battle and establish the thirteen colonies as an independent nation, free from the British King's rule. The Continental Army was the basis for what is now the United States Army, established in 1796.