Archive for the ‘Black Hawk’ Category

New From Black Hawk

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

Black Hawk City

Black Hawk continue their Western Theme with the fourth in the series of Western Buildings.

The Cowboys

New Black Hawk Release Expected December 2015!

Sunday, October 25th, 2015

New Series Release Expected December 2015!
American West – Road to Glory

A new series featuring the ride to the Battle of Little Big Horn, where destiny awaits!

Road to Glory

Black Hawk – New Building For The American West

Friday, April 17th, 2015

New Building for the American West

For use with Cowboys or Gunfight at the OK Corral series.

The Cowboys

New Blackhawk Gangland America Releases – Expected April

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

Gangland America

New Series featuring the 1920 Prohibition Era.

Gangland America

Black Hawk – The Lance 1300s – New Series!

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

The “Lance” was the basic tactical unit of the European feudal armies as early as the 10th century. It was still in use well into the 15th century, but it was more strictly organized, as a part of the “compagnies d’ordonnance” raised by the French king Charles VII.

The origins of the Lance are found in the retinues of medieval knights. In all probability, these units would be denominated as “Lances” attending to the close association existing between a knight and his signature weapon: the lance.

This Black Hawk presentation is an accomplished depiction of a Lance commanded by a French knight around 1330. He is shown here riding a gaited or amble horse which is trained to move faster than a walk but usually slower than a canter, resulting in a more comfortable ride on the trail. He is accompanied by his lady, which may suggest they are just in the early stages of the cavalcade and that she should be on her way back shortly, as dames were usually not expected to follow their husbands to war.

Just ahead of the knight is the destrier, a stronger horse used in battles and tournaments, led by a page. Following the knight is the loyal squire, carrying his lord’s weapons and pennant. Behind the squire are various men-at-arms, a loaded supply wagon, and even a monk on donkey back, as well as Irish Wolfhound dogs following the troupe.

The Lance 1330s

Black Hawk American West

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

In Stock Now!

New additions for the Gunfight at the OK Corral and the Cowboys Collection.

Gunfight at the OK Corral