The Cardinal will See You Now with Warlord Games

June 12, 2012 by brennon

If you’re looking for a dastardly villain in your historical games then you can’t come much closer than this individual. Warlord GamesPike & Shotte welcomes (begrudgingly) the Cardinal Richelieu

Cardinal Richelieu and 'Guest' (Front)

The Cardinal was an influential clergyman who acted as First Minister to the King. He had a shrewd mind and considerable influence during the wars of 1618 to 1648. This particular piece is based on this work of art…

Richelieu by Motte

And if that wasn’t enough to make you think about buying this model there is also the matter of his ‘guest’. He comes in two forms, one without a mask and the other bearing the famous Iron Mask.

Cardinal Richelieu and 'Guest' without Mask

Cardinal Richelieu and 'Guest' with Iron Mask

So what do you make of Richelieu and the Man in the Iron Mask? I think this is a great little set which would be perfect for creating a diorama. Any models that tell a story are good in my books.

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