know, the 'West', such as it was in 1096, weren't the only team to be
fielding armoured men on horseback. Indeed, they weren't even the first
to launch a war of conquest in the name of religion. However, the
crusading knight with his shield and tunic adorned with the emblem of
his religion, is still a clear symbol of what most would consider to be
the 'West' at this point in history.
The model, a 28 mm figure from Gripping Beast, is a member of a military order commonly known as the 'Knights Templar'.The noble knight will serve in my crusading forces for SAGA and Lion Rampant.
had hoped to finish a whole unit of these guys, but a small logistical
error involving empty cans of spray undercoat, meant only one was able
to hit the painting table this weekend. Which turned out to be a good
thing, because even with one model to paint, it was still a close run
thing! Cheers, Steve