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yorkie o1 Inactive Member11 Apr 2012 5:04 a.m. PST


I have just finished painting up my Order of St John contingent for my Impetus/Hail Caesar project.

The full contingent.

there are more pictures and stuff on my blog here – link


Frederick Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2012 5:21 a.m. PST

Nice looking unit!

Yesthatphil11 Apr 2012 6:00 a.m. PST

Very nice thumbs up

SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER Inactive Member11 Apr 2012 6:09 a.m. PST

Very nice work.

Terrement Inactive Member11 Apr 2012 6:16 a.m. PST


SamSagace Inactive Member11 Apr 2012 6:41 a.m. PST

very good work!
Hospitaler's Order is my preferred one!

They look nice (but always wondered about black tunics in the Outremere.

as far I know, they were in red with white cross at the end of the Crusades, when they went in Malta and change their name for the "Order of Malta" (with about the same rules:
protect and treat wounded and sick men)
but it must be confirmed!
(I like also the red colours !)

yorkie o1 Inactive Member11 Apr 2012 7:56 a.m. PST

Cheers for the comments, i like the red colours too, but after some digging around, i discovered they did indeed wear black until (as samsagace says), they went to Malta. I very nearly painted them red.


just visiting Inactive Member11 Apr 2012 10:49 a.m. PST

Nice painting. My fav Order is the Knights Hospitaller….

just visiting Inactive Member11 Apr 2012 10:53 a.m. PST

My understanding is that the red surcoat and broad white cross were adopted in 1259. Before that, c. mid 13th century, a black surcoat finally replaced the capa clausa, which they had been wearing since the 11th century; the non fighting monks, of course, continued to wear the capa clausa; but the Military Order adopted the above changes….

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