The Paladins, sometimes known as the Twelve Peers, were the foremost warriors of Charlemagne's court, according to the literary cycle known as the Matter of France. They first appear in the early chansons de geste such as The Song of Roland, where they represent Christian valour against the Saracen hordes inside Europe. The paladins and their associated exploits are largely later fictional inventions, with some basis in historical Frankish retainers of the 8th century and events such as the Battle of Roncevaux Pass in 778 and the confrontation of the Frankish Empire with Umayyad Al-Andalus in the Marca Hispanica.
The Twelve Peers were Charlemagne's elite paladins or knights - the corps d'elite. The Twelve Peers were sort of like Arthur's Knights of the Round Table. Each paladin was a formidable warrior. And each peer has a companion to fight alongside him. Roland had Oliver as his companion. So in the time of battle they fought in pair. It is not so much to defend each back, as to kill as many of their enemies, matching the prowess of their companion. For a knight or paladin, courage and glory are paramount to them. The Twelve Peers commanded Charlemagne's first division in the army. They were the crack troop and advance-guard, meant to spearhead in any attack of a battle. This division is numbered twenty-thousand strong.
COO MODEL SE003 Empire Series 1/6th scale 12 Paladins of Charlemagne Collectible Figure specially features: One (1) silver hair head sculpt with a scar through the eye, One (1) body 2.0, Six (6) pieces of interchangeable palms (2 fists plus 4 palms in silver armour). Costume (80% of plate armour material is metal): One (1) black shirt, One (1) pair of black pants, One (1) pair of silver shoes, One (1) suit of chain armour, One (1) silver helmet with gold lining, One (1) suit of upper body plate armour with gold lining, One (1) pair of silver vambraces, One (1) pair of silver knee armour, One (1) pair of cuirass, One (1) double layer leather belt
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Weapons: One (1) knight sword, One (1) sword scabbard, One (1) dagger, One (1) dagger scabbard, One (1) warhammer
Accessory: One (1) foldable figure stand
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