It wasn't for a practical purpose, unless there were a lot more white and bright red landscapes back then, it was entirely symbolic.
I'd keep the color scheme and sillhouette, and integrate Kevlar and ceramic or steel plate.
Hell go full Nazi and hire a fashion designer to make it look good.
Mnu body armor variant with mini-claymore sword side weapon. Everything else would be modular/optional.
If we're taking the concept of a heavily armored, heavily armed, trained soldier and applying it to today, he will need a few things.
A) Full body armor with Level IV protection.
Ceramic tile inserts into IIIA armor. Little tiny ones in layers so that a sudden fall won't break them. Helmet with IIIA protection, wireless recording device with livestreaming capabilities(for dat propaganda), and partial facial protection with some badass operator flip down ballistic shades and bottom ballistic face shield
2)Armament should be something in at least .308/7.62 rifle caliber that is cheaply mass produced, sub 1.5 MOA to 500 yards, and can be configured into different roles ala the Stoner MK63.
3)Training should be focused on heavy firepower being able to be deployed quickly and effectively to suppress threats for the main troopers to be able to close in and eliminate them.
Preferably with some badass melee weapons that strike fear into enemies and allies alike.
Like a long ass, metal tipped, dragon dildo with a cross running down the side.
I can see it now...
>be all durpin along, beheading shit for ISIS
>Suddenly I hear in the distance a strange song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSH0eRKq1lE
> I see hundreds of Toyota Hiluxes and Tacoms on the hills surrounding me and my 10000 men
>We laugh when we see this >>22748186 step down from the vehicles
>And then they charged and pulled out their fearsome wobbly and horned implements of war
>There were casualties
>even the ones who didn't fight were touched by this crusade of misfits and overweight
I was thinking something like a 3bladed spear. But the blades continue down in a spiral pattern. That way when you stab them in the gut and pull it out its like a blender effect and then you just leave the heathen to die a slow painful related death. I suppose it could be somesort of bayonet or single-handed baton like instrument.
Nah if I had to say what would be necessary, I would go along the lines of guerilla and survivalist tactics to survive deep behind enemy lines alongside explosives and demolition knowledge.
No, that's a gothic sci fi templar knight.
[spoiler] get out loyalist [/spoiler]
Also talking about knights.
I assume it would look like this.
Maybe with more jesus crosses on it idunno.
>soldiers in Templar-paintjob EOD suits charging hajis with bigass claymore swords.
Back then the Templar Knights didn't need camoflage, Anon. Back then you just meet the dude in the fields of war and start killing each other.
Nowadays you'd be seen by a sentry with optics miles away if you wear a bright white and red robe.
A moral patch would be a much better option for a "modern templar"
fuckken hell OP, why do you do this to me?
>tfw you'll never be a modern day crusader removing kebab with holy vebgeance
anyway, old school armored units dont translate that well to modern day stuff. full bulletproof body armor is fuckheavy. Without triggering the weaboos, youd need powered exoskelly to move at all with inches of armor everywhere.
>implying they wouldn't be packing two of pic related
>implying they wouldn't wield a cutlass
Do you even cavalry tactics?
You're gonna need one of these for starters.
I imagine something like the exoskeleton from S.T.A.L.K.E.R. would fit the bill quite well for a thing like this. Throw in some neat-o templar morale patches, a few claymores (mines), a few claymores (swords) and some L1A1's and Bob's your uncle.
Excepting the oversized shoulder guards the standard armor design is quite decent.
That's the armor of 2030. Perhaps even 2020 if you lower your protection expectations.
Srsly that gas mask is 100% retarded. Same for the helmet.
Can't have Templars without some incentive to join.
Just withe curent gear I'd imagine something like this with weight improvements , integrated IR and a large mag .50 lightweight SBR.
Yes I know the SBR makes the .50 retarded so we'll throw in some easy to mount extension for that extra kebab removing accuracy.
>suddenly, the ground starts to shake
>see 50 men on horses charging towards me, jatimatics in hand
>a fucking rain of 9mm is dispersed quickly and accurately out of those bbs
>the survivors are hacked to pieces with fucking swords
Jesus christ how horrifying. How isn't this a thing already?
Dude, red, white, and steel grey are our colors.
>Hell go full Nazi and hire a fashion designer to make it look good.
>Mfw when futuristic templar armor designed by hugo boss.
This is nice, now to play some Destiny. How about some Templar doctors?
>now to play some Destiny
>rated T for Tweenies
you really are a faggot, supporting major game corporations shift to making games for younger children instead of fun mature games for adults, arnt you?
>Not the ARX of the Covenant
>I only play mature games for mature gamers such as myself
here ya go
Painted over some bungie concept art using MS paint, i think this is a good place to start.
PGM makes some fine shit. I nominate the Ultima Ratio
I think it needs to be this thing.
something I found on dev-art a while back
True. But it's /k/ made so it'd be cool to implement somehow.
Just thought of equipping a few /k/ommandos with mortars and firing volleys of shells each labelled with something more offensive than the last. Anyone on /k/ know how to make mortar shells so we could fill them with random shit like we do with shotgun shells?
I'm going to go full autist and have everyone call me a faggot, but I don't care. This topic is fun.
Your average Templar in the olden days was actually fairly standardized in terms of equipment, believe it or not. There were actually guides on how to outfit new knight-brothers. They wore a padded jerkin, chain mail hauberk, a mail hood, and a white surcoat with their emblems. Their weaponry was also standardized, usually consisting of a spear or lance, three knives of different types, a broadsword, kite shield, and Turkish mace. Mounted troops would also sometimes carry crossbows.
Extrapolate that into a modern context:
JLTV (horse) carrying Mk47 or TOW launcher (lance), with four guys wearing flavor-of-the-decade body armor and camo, M-16s/M4s (sword), AK or PKM in vehicle for why the fuck not value (Turkish mace) while putting to use looted ammo, a revolver, a Glock, and a sidearm that's actually useful (three knives), and an AN/PED-1 for drone strikes (crossbow).
Self proclaimed templar, leader of the templar knights in Michoacan, one of the bloodiest cartels in Mexico.
They would probably end up stealing everything that's not bolted to the ground (non including the Kaaba; that's a relic, and thus a must steal) and declare an exterminatus to cover it up.
>7/10 would operate alongside, mainly for a place in the ship once the cyclonic torpedoes start raining down
You took the basics, stripped them down, and then used that to compare.
>I like you
>see local templar recruitment station using sex appeal
>wake from blood lust to a bloody swath of land 5 miles in radius.
Imagine how awesome it would be to have the kaaba on your coffee table. Now there's a conversation starter.
just... how... ah?
The DoW2 devs really knew how to deal with such a demential setting. At least I hope they weren't taking it seriously.
Yes, though, the Kaaba on your coffee table would be nifty.
He died. He was later found with his balls and penis in his mouth. Autopsy shows that his eyes, tongue, nose, and several pounds of his own flesh (most likely from the missing lips, ears, legs, and arms). Anal scarring and wound show he was raped for sometime.
When you absolutely, positively need to remove heretics, accept no substitute.
ok lets get this shit started, can i get a consensus on the gun
Space marine armors can't really be realistically proportioned. Artists don't bother and just make them huge in different ways.
It' not like anything else than an ork would fit in a terminator armor anyway.
the stupid shoulder guards is suppose to be extra protection
space marines are trained to stand perpindicular towards their enemy to minimize themselves as a target. this allows the oversized shoulder pads to provide protection to the head and chest when dealing with incoming fire
You're missing the point of a Claymore, Anon; it was meant to be a fuckhuge sword for fuckhuge reach and extra weight behind the strike.
At least, I'm pretty sure that's what it's for. Can I get a HEMAfag in here?
>An army of lumbering dudes in brightly painted tacticool armor with tacticool horses and titanium lances approach ISIS
>spotted from miles away
>IEDs, snipers, rpgs, and landmines shred the horses
>survivors are lured into guerilla ambushes by quick moving insurgents who know the terrain better.
>ISIS desecrates the dead, and loots their armor. They repaint their spoils in camo.
I think you mean
>ISIS positions spotted from miles away using drones
>A rain of artillery breaks apart any fortified positions, leaving them out in the open
>An army of lumbering dudes in brightly painted tacticool armor with tacticool horses and titanium lances hunt down the stragglers
And that's how one conducts a proper charge.
how close am i to a /k/ approved Templar?
Well aside from the obvious warcrime of using the Red Cross symbol on a uniform, I like pic related.
16 mph top speed
Bored, drawing for shits n giggles.
>had to kill the shoulder pouch thing
The lord is on a budget.
Or we can use Nurse Guns.
>implying that a modern crusade wont consist of /pol/tards vets looking to get back to the sandbox and Neets who signed the recruiting papers thinking that it would never actually happen
at least 2/3 would be DYEL tier
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I'll keep working later
>tfw you're actually a member of the Order of St John
I really wanna be a modern day Hospitaller. Can't the Pope call a crusade against ISIS already?
One thing to keep in mind, that if a Crusade was called and the masses of Christendom responded, there would be a fantastic mismatch of weapons. You'd have Professional, Orthodox, Slavic, Kebab-Removing ASVALs mixed with Anglican, Nigerian, Jungle-Rot Ridden AK-47s. Catholic Contra M-16 knockoffs extenuated with American Baptist Fundie M240Bs.
While small arms could be organized by small groups, or whole organizations, the main concerns I have are:
1) Logistics: How are we going to transport people safely, and who is going to do it?
2) Food, Supplies and Sanitation: self explanatory
3) Tackling Heavy Armor/Planes: self explanatory
But aren't the modern day Order of St. John a Protestant thing? Why don't you do what Protestants usually do and launch your own special snowflake Crusade while shitting all over the traditions of the Crusade?
Nope. Still get to go operate inna Holy Land as a combat medic.
All are welcome to the Crusade, just don't start infighting during our reclamation of the Holy Land. A bunch of different orders are also welcome, we could even get people from AIDS infested shitholes like California to start a new Order of St. Lazarus.
>AIDS infested shitholes like California
I kek'd. Cheers, frater.
I would welcome it, although we wouldn't share any of our supplies with you. You should take the fedoratheist joke and roll with it, make fedoras like Oddjob's bowler hat from Goldfinger
I really gotta pull the rest of my ancestry to see what my else my family was involved with... But that was quite a good snippet. Was Kingdom of Heaven a good movie?
Definitely worth the watch if you have an interest in that sort of thing.
Fucking horrendous trigger discipline...
I am disappoint
Oh yeah man you can go all over the universe and do all this shit in different towns and different worlds and interact with other players in them.
>just fucking MAG with a custom skin
Bullshots need to stop.
Damnit I want this to happen irl so bad, I mean I spent my whole deployment in iraq as a fobbit at a CSH. Id really like to get a chance to remove kebab, for Jesus
Because the crusades were only initiated because the wished to restore and secure the possibility of pilgrimage to the Holy Land for Christians. There were of course political and financial real reasons, but the moral qualification for crusade doesn't actually happen until they try to take Israel. Which would be interesting.
I'm Catholic, so I'd be down for a crusade.
So would I
>Western world joins crusade
>Creation of a Crusader state in Syria/Iraq
>Soldiers in Templar and Hospitalier colours fighting IS
>Obama, Holland and Cameron all dressed in crusader clothing overlooking a burning Raqqa
>Obama, Holland and Cameron all dressed in crusader clothing overlooking a burning Raqqa
>Implying any of those three would be allowed to join the crusade
Only major HoS I could think of that could: Pope, Queen (If protestants allowed), Putin (If orthodox allowed) and Angela Merkel (If lutherans/protestants allowed)
Yes, the queen and the royal family would definetly take part in it. However, the three guys I've mentioned are the only ones willing to go to war. Merkel, as much as I'd want her there, would play the non interventionist card. As for Putin, yes I completely welcom Slavs and their kebab removal experience
Better make that some AK's and nuggets and AR500 armor then, unless we're operating under the assumption these guys are being financed by the Vatican and can have access to fancy shit.
Tough to nail down a good helmet look I've noticed. Everyone goes for this sort of "bucket" look, but IMO it should look more like an armored motorcycle helmet.
It would look less dopey, and not be such a target with that high top. Medieval helmets functioned very similarly to motorcycle helmets as well, in that as they will both save you from one good head shot, but after that you need to get a new one.
Plus you could still have visor which would also be a good throwback to the knight helmets. You could also try to add in a sort of gas mask style mouthpiece and gas canister if you wanted to get kind of stalker-stormtrooper look to it.
>TFW you will never finish your prayer season in the armoured mobile church
>TFW you will never have a priest quickly sprinkle some holy water on your kevlar tabard
>TFW you will never use blessed oil to get your rifle ready
>TFW you will never meet up with your brothers, including Jimmy with his giant ass Type IIIIA protection tower shield
>TFW you will never run from the tank and begin operating with holy righteousness
>TFW Bill will not hide behind Jimmy, taking shots around the shield with the pistol in his left hand and reading from the bible in his right
>TFW you will never finish the battle, father Bill ending the battle with "god is with us, amen"
What point is there to this life?
That's a fair point. Given that this is a volunteer effort, unless the Vatican is bankrolling some armor for us we're going to need to find people who own their own tanks.
That's a thing in America, right?
Been there, done that.
I'm an Illuminati man, myself.
You've got it wrong m80
The Erraquis engaged us with ape warfare post 2005. Now they are using conventional tactics.
It's our turn to give them IEDs.
Our turn to be plain-clothes warriors.
Let their moths feel the sting when they learn that their son was beheaded for Christian news.
We have the perfect opportunity to do unto them as they've done to us.
How about some future knights instead OP?
>Fresh off the battlefield
>Just took Jerusalem
>Still have Kebab and Jewish blood all over me
>Go to gate of Jerusalem
>Puts up "No heretic allowed sign"
I would let the Catholic Americans join and maybe the protestants but would give them lesser and more dangerous jobs like direct assaults and initial advances.
You know who you guys really need to get on board with the whole Crusade?
I don't know how familiar you guys are with some of the Baptist sects, but some of them are ready made shock troops.
>Implying I'm a Europoor
>Assuming my country is not one of the highest weapon owning countries per capita
>Assuming my country doesn't have greater access to military weapons than most US states
Yanks would be needed though, but would have to keep their shit together
I was raised Orthodox Lutheran (German immigrant parents yay).
Don't be so prepared to throw away Protestants. We're all equal in the eyes of God. And some of us can easily meet or exceed the level of brutality the Catholics bring when it comes to punishing heretics.
The Baptists, especially the Southern Baptists, German Lutherans for example.
Eurobro, I don't think you're too familiar with the Southern Baptists.
They are basically the ISIS of the Christian faith.
I remember a sermon I heard as a kid. It started off with the whistle of an incoming artillery shell. And the minister just stood there until the recording hit the moment when the shell burst.
At which point he yells: "SINNERS AND NONBELIEVERS! WE ARE THE HAND OF GOD AND THAT IS GOD'S ANSWER TO YOU!"
tfw was raised a baptist from a church coming off the southern baptist. They are too un-controllable and reformed though in my opinion, the last thing we want is some kinda Kingdom of Heaven thing where the extremists fuck our shit up.
Just a few more years till portable power source.
And helicopter blade swords.
Horses are big fuckin targets mate. And they're slower than vehicles. And unarmoured. We figured out 100 years ago you don't charge your big, slow, unarmoured beast into automatic weaponry.
The best part is, it's already our official battle music/k/
Holy crap that is awesome! Where is that from?
Make tabard and chest steel grey instead of white and make cross a blood red but the visors a lighter red. Boots should be dark brown like leather. The blue area's should be white. Keep green accents on shirt and stuff but make the latches iron grey.
First time drawing in a long time. D-dont be too harsh
Need to figure out how to turn pics on my mobile
Panzercycle. 50 men on armoured, tracked motorcycles with engines roaring like beasts from machine hell. Monastic chants blare from built-in amplifiers as they drawer their swords/spears/guns.
Ceremonial robes, Catholics be all over that shit.