Alexander Dumas’ tale of a young man from Gascony, D’Artagnan, who journeys to Paris to join the King’s Musketeers of the Guard is a historical novel that incorporates many real figures and events of the period.
He soon meets three actual Musketeers, Athos, Porthos and Aramis and the four then, together, embark on a series of adventures that have been told and retold, time and time again in both films and television.
At K&C we are including these (and more famous figures from the book and movies) in our “Pike & Musket” series because the historical time period (1625) is relatively close to the era of “The Thirty Years” War (1618-1648) and, of course, “The English Civil War” (1642-1651). The uniforms, weapons and costumes of civilians and the military alike of that time changed very little and all of our figures and accessories are compatible...and realistically authentic.
In this specially – designed set Athos, Aramis & Porthos, stand alongside the youthful D’Artagnan swords drawn and ready to fight the Cardinal’s Guards!
All three Musketeers wear the “classic” blue cassock adorned with a beautiful hand-woven cross and decoration. Typical of the period the rest of their attire is their own personal dress.
D’Artagnan wears a simple plain tunic befitting a young well-born gentleman from the provinces.
SPECIAL NOTE: Look out for additional characters from the Dumas novel in coming months.