This set was a nice little crossing the river or moat boat. Yes, no one is rowing the thing, but for getting a knight and his barrel of possessions across the big blue wet thing this boat was perfect. I personally got two of these things. The regular conscripts are now archers and the Knights are altered to avoid cloning.
And yes, that is what this set is good for, fleshing out one's army and maybe building another little viking-esque type of long boat with two or more added together. Standing alone it was, not the greatest (i.e. the small set of the black knight on horse, which number I forget), but really good. Together with other sets and parts and pieces it was a wonderful world expander.
And, in comparison with today's sets, it is sorely missed my castle stable sweeping friends. Time for the old regretful refrain of time traveling back to buy a dozen or so.
There is no such thing as chaos in God's universe, there is only the lack of human understanding; our inability to see how the system works and interacts. --Avery Christy