Nicholas wrote:as to the quetion of how many kings you need, there is many possebillities, how about this- King Canute is a Danish king but he also rules Danelaw (Danish holdings in England) and Norway, so he sits in Danelaw, his son Magnus rules Denmark in his stead and Norway is also ruled by proxy by a guy called Harold, all are referred to as King
or take Narnia, a High King ruling with his brother and sisters.
Regeonal king that payed alliegance to a high king or emperor was not exactly rare
Hooooboy, it seems that everyone had to answer my question pro or con in this thread.
The British Isles was littered with kings at one time, with kings in Kent, Wessex, Essex, Sussex, Northumberland, East Anglia, Mercia, Gwynedd, Powys, and Gwent. This is not an exhaustive list - I'm not even going to attempt the Irish, Scots, various Vikings, Picts, odd islands, etc.
My point was not how many different kings existed in any given location but how many YOU (the LEGO Castle fan) need? Yeah, okay, I can use a few - but not that many of us have (much less need) a 1000 minifigs or more, and even then I rearmed something like 20 King Leos. Many of us beg for minifig packs unburdened by Yet Another Catapult, the purpose being to build up a force (large or small) cheaply. Placing a very specific personality rather than a generic fig limits repeat purchasing. I can toss in all my spare crowns into my gold coin pile to give it some bulk, and I can rearm the kings, but it still would have been better to the average buyer to offer something with a broader appeal. This is not to say that the set doesn't have value, or might appeal to people regardless, just:
How many kings do you