Thanks! I have one more modification to do to the helmet to appear less 2d sideways, more 2.5d looking towards the player; the red cross white background on the shield and surcoat, to my knowledge was very traditional for the Knights Templar , of course, there was no one standard for colors, however, in the early 1100s, a pope with a long name I can't remember decreed white surcoat as standard wear for the Templars as a symbol of Innocence, and it was presumed that the red crosses signified Martyrdom.Wanderer wrote:I like the ones with the white cross on the shield. I think it stands out much better especially with the red background. The surcoats all look good. If a red cross on white was traditional, then I'd use that.
That said, the Teutonic Knights of the Germanic/Prussian region wore white surcoats with a black cross of the same fashions (there were multiple cross designs), however, the Teutons originated as a German hospice/clinic In foreign land's to aid the ill and dying of native Germans in far away land's. It wasn't until I think the late 1100s that the Holy Roman Empire decreed they become a military organization as well.. They were white renowned as incredibly talented and skillful warriors (some would say invincible), and the Teutonic Knights wore a white surcoat with a black cross.
I love the white and black, black and white and white and red designs, however, my favorite is still the white surcoat and red cross.
Also, if anyone cares, the Teutonic Knights are still around today, though they're only spiritual advisors as well as a hospice/nursery, and go by a different name.