The World's finest Plastic Chessmen by House of Staunton! This set is based on the world famous 4.0" Marshall design, and is a very accurate reproduction. The set ships standard with four (4) Queens and weighs 25 ounces (excluding the extra two Queens). As with every House of Staunton product you get more than you expect. The chessmen are available in several color combinations. Pieces have real green felt on bottom
- King height: 2 7/8"
- King base: 1 5/16" (1.312 / 33mm)
- King weight: 1.2 oz.
- Entire chess set weight: 1 lbs. 9 oz.
- Available in three color combinations:
- Black and Natural
- Black and Ivory
- Red and Ivory
- Suggested Board Size: 1 3/4" - 2"
This set is the right size for over-the-board studying and analysis with my choice of smaller wood chessboards and roll-up mats. The pieces are weighted so they are stable and do not topple over. There are different color combinations that can be mixed and matched to provide contrast with my choice of chessboards. Lastly, the design, shapes, sizes and base widths of the pieces are pleasing to my eyes and do not cause any confusion even after hours of study and staring at the pieces.
To me the closest set to the old Drueke 2 1/2" Luxury Line set. Good minimal lines and portable.
The Marshall Series Chess pieces are just the perfect size for studying. The detail of the set is Superb. I highly recommend this product. You will not be disappointed. I chose really white set. Godbless 5 Stars.
Pluses: Part of a typically well packaged and promptly shipped order.
Well proportioned, good looking pieces.
Easy to move, well weighted for size.
Works well with a a smaller board, many sets of this or similar size have bases which are
too large for a smaller boars which is sort of the purpose.
Red darker than photos but quite pleasant.
Minus: The "Natural" is too light- at first I thought it was white but when I compared it to the
same set I had with black and natural I saw that while these pieces are lighter
than the other sets they are probably not the "white" ones. ( I swapped lighter pieces
and am using those with these red ones.
The items I purchased from Chess House, including the 2 7/8 Marshall series chess pieces, all exceeded my expectations. Excellent quality, quick delivery, and there was a small issue with my order which the customer service corrected just as quickly without any hassle.
I do not usually take the time to write reviews, but, in this case, I was so pleased with Chess House, I felt compelled to share my satisfaction.
A solid five stars all around.