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Laurence Strong
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:16 pm    Post subject: The Brethren Reply with quote

My group build, hope you like it:



"The shock effect of armour"




There were three different levels of brothers

"The RitterRrudern"

These monastic Knights were the Elite of the Order. Their equipment was the best available of the time comparable with that of the best Knights of Western Europe. A White Jupon marked with a black cross distinguished the RitterBrudern from other troops in the Order's forces. The number of RitterBrudern peaked in the period just prior to the battle of Tannenberg. The highest figure given by Historians is around 750 though the more accepted figure is around 500. Order records put the loss of RitterBrudern at Tannenberg as 203 (out of the 250 present). The loss of between a third and a half of their total numbers was in itself a disaster but this number included almost every senior officer of the Order.
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The DiendeBrudern

These Brothers were those not of Noble birth. Their military role was either as lesser men at arms forming the rear ranks to the RitterBrudern and HalbBrudern or as infantry. Their infantry role was usually that of an officer commanding non-Brethren foot. The closest equivalent would be that of an NCO in modern armies as usually a Lay or Brethren Knight had overall command. The Diendebrudern wore a light grey Jupon with a tau cross. A Tau cross is the shape of a capital T.
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The second one:





The HalbBrudern

These were members of the Order but whose period of service and duties were less than the RitterBrudern or DiendeBrudern. Unlike these Brethren the HalbBrudern did not take monastic vows of service for life. These Half Brothers may well have been an attempt to encourage people unwilling to join the Order for life or those fulfilling lesser Crusader vows. The HalbBrudern wore a light grey Jupon with a tau cross. Unlike other Brethren of the Order it appears that the HalbBrudern were allowed to combine their family coats of arms with that of the Tau Cross. This may explain why examples of such have been found even though the Statutes of the Order expressly forbid such practises. That said even some Hochmeisters quartered their coats of arms with the Order's Cross.
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The scond one:





Thanks for looking, and now I can go look at the other entrants.

Good luck to all

* http://www.warfareeast.co.uk/Contents.htm
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice entry and great narrative. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks need to fix things a bit
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm quite taken whith these Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! Teutonic Knights doing bloody deeds! GREAT!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lovely animations, like Matt I'm quite taken with them too
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks Very Happy Praise from people I admire. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice snow effect, how did you do it?

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

very cool
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As Bill Shakespeare said, "what bloody man is that"? I love the dirty white effect on the cloaks and tabards (I think they're called tabards Confused ) .
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice work ..
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really love the blood and the terrain!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all, many thanks. The snow one the base is Games Workshop and the trees in the background were sifted with flour for effect.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice entry and an unusual subject. Good to see medievals here (my first miniatures love).

All the blood on those chaps suggests either a) they just came from a big punch up at the mess, or b) they missed the sermon on turning the other cheek, or c) all the above. Smile

Well done.

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