The Era Retro Tal Set

cgrau
QtoQlevel3 wrote:

Thank you Chuck, I don't have any  boards over 2.5" but if I were to ever invest in such a Tal set from Era Retro a board with at the least 2.75" squares would have to acquired as well. The antiquing is done extremely well on this Tal set. A much desired trait with period sets.

Indeed it is. The set is quite playable on a 2.5" board.

 

cgrau
BonTheCat wrote:
cgrau wrote:
BonTheCat wrote:

Chuck: That's a nice one! There was something which bothered about the knights on the NOJ set, but I couldn't quite put my finger on it. Now I know! However, it seems to me that the NOJ and Era Retro knights needs to merge! LOL

fightingbog: But the crown is nearly an inch in itself! :-)

Many thanks, Ola! The profile of the NOJ knight actually is more accurate, and the fantastic face detail of the Era Retro knight is not at all evident on the photos that were available to NOJ. The overall shape, dimensions, and proportions of the other NOJ pieces are really spot on to the originals, even more so  than the Era Retro pieces, not to take anything away from the latter. And NOJ's craftsmanship is unsurpassed. Perhaps NOJ will update its knights in light of the new data and reactions to the Era Retro knights.

Definitely! It was only a minor quibble on my part.

 

Understood! I thought you expressed the issue--and solution--quite well. I've passed your thoughts along.

Bamboo58

How playable is the Era set? They are large pieces. Some have mentioned you require a 4.75 inch squares board.

cgrau

Quite playable as long as you have at least a 2.5" board.

 

Bamboo58

Thanks. Any suggestions on who might sell these boards?  

liml
Bamboo58 wrote:

Thanks. Any suggestions on who might sell these boards?  

For the 2.5" boards, there are lots of sellers; House of Staunton, Official Staunton, Chess Bazaar, for example. Anything bigger than 2.5, you may want it custom made, try Colorado Wood Worker in Etsy for custom boards.

Bamboo58

Thank you. I will check out your suggestions