One of the 5 oldest of the Military orders, along with the Templers, ( Pauperes commilitones Christi Templique Solomonicthe - Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon ) Knights of Lazarus ( Ordo Militaris et Hospitalis Sancti Lazari Hierosolymitani -Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem ) the Knights Hospitaler and the Teutonic Knights ( Ordo domus Sanctæ Mariæ Theutonicorum Hierosolymitanorum - Order of Brothers of the German House of Saint Mary in Jerusalem )
Enough of the history....
These were painted for a comp at Valdemar forum, Rules, to have at least one horse, one knight or sergeant from one of the military orders, water and sand. After a lot of research I couldn´t find what symbol a sergeant of the Order would carry so I´ve gone for the basic red cross.
During my searches I found a really good site about the military orders..the Catholic Encyclopedia, tons of info and links.
|A knight (and or sergeant), sand and water. I´m rubbish at making artificial water so ..a well..it´s got water in it.|
|Not really apparent from the photo, I´ve tried to get two different shades of white..a brown based one and one black based...|
Hello to Milliput Polska...needs no explanation