Guide for MORDHAU – The Great exhibition of historical figures of smugcain
This short guide is a thematic character catalog. Although there is historical research behind it I do not claim to have a master’s degree in medieval history so keep in mind that it is for fun;). If you want to see new themes, it’s up to you to comment.
The crusaders “Deus lo Vult”
Knight Templar Circa 1200
This knight is our usual representation of the Knight’s Pious Crusader, here in the 1200s with his iconic conical helmet.
Here a Templar sergeant, although he is not noble, he remains nonetheless as devoted as his brethren with blue blood.
The bloody road to Jerusalem of the First Crusade was undertaken by men who were adept at the songs of geste of the past, epic stories, grandiose … and bloody.
Knight of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem
To serve the king of Jerusalem is a great honor, to serve our Lord even more.
While the nimble Turcomans are of great help to the Crusader Lords, the crossbow’s prowess at piercing unfaithful breastplates should not be faulted.
The Baltic Crusade will forge the Teutonic will of iron. What can the pagan horsemen do against Konisberg’s wall of pikes and strong men?
These fierce knights are on their way to shatter the last vestiges of pagan Europe, the holy spirit will be instilled in them by fire and flame!
Faith can lead a man to accomplish the impossible … or die trying.
Spanish crusader of the order of alcantara
Founded in Salamanca after the example of the Templars, the order of Alcantara has sworn to defend its lands from the Moors … and beyond if the king of leon asks!
Although driven from the holy land, the brave knights of the order of Saint John have sworn to defend Christendom, the Mediterranean sea will never be safe for Turkish upstarts as long as the order keeps watch.
History is full of brave clerics defending their flocks, although the carrying of the sword is forbidden to them, a good iron club will do well-deserved justice for our lord.
The Swiss Guards are far from being a parade unit, in 1527 the Swiss Guard defended rome and pope Clement long enough to allow his escape in defiance of their own lives.
Knight Templar Acre besieged variant
In times of siege the knights must dismount to beat the enemy at the walls, although the sword is a weapon of choice masses and axes were of course weapons which the knights do not deprive themselves of.
Late Romans to Byzance “Fall of Rome”
They watch over the borders of the empire, the first line of defense of a civilization over which hangs the shadow of the scourge of god.
If the limitanei are no more than an erzat of the old legionaries, the palatins are their most worthy heir, the last sons of rome.
Elite bodyguards the domestici protectores are the next officers of the army of tomorrow in the service of the emperor of today.
Although Roman archers only had composite bows, it should not be underestimated the ability of an arrow to bring down an overconfident barbarian.
the scouts of the late Roman army are also experts in ambushes and barbarian hunting.
The ancestors of the Western Knights are terrifying chainmail-clad soldiers who are skilled in wielding spears on horseback.
The “master of soldiers” is at the top of the empire’s highly codified chain of command. The best known of these was Aetius, the victor of Attila in the Catalaunian Plains.
The excubitors are the replacements of the old protectores domestici in the Byzantine Empire, armed with axes and in heavy armor their loyalty is unwavering.
New elite guard of Constantinople, the Varègue guard is made up of Vikings who have pronounced allegiance to the Byzantine emperor.
The skoutatoi are the new line infantry of the Byzantine Empire, a direct descendant of the Roman legionaries, their names, however, are inspired by the Greek hoplites whose heritage they share.
Old is good.
Various soldier aroud the globe “for soon”
French medieval “Monjoie Saint-Denis!” for soon
Renaissance “dogs of war” for soon
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