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Offline Mathias Corvinus

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Knights of God
« on: February 17, 2015, 07:21:20 AM »
I recently rediscovered this old ITV series from 1987, even securing a copy of the novelisation by the series writer; Richard Cooper (I think he also did the 80's Michael Praed Robin of Sherwod series). Set in 2020 it follows the attempts of a resistance group in protecting the only surviving heir to the Throne of England after a 20 year civil war has left the country in the grasp of a fascist pseudo-religious military dictatorship, the eponymous Knights of God. There are lots of Arthurian motifs as well; the resistance leader is called Arthur; The leader of The Knights is called Mordrin, the resistance are Welsh the Knights are Anglians; there is a zone called The Wasteland etc.

The first episode (available on YouTube) features an ambush of a Knights convoy by a Welsh resistance force and I thought would make a cool scenario.

The Knights have biker style leathers and helmets, with shoulder pad / tabard style shoulders and breast and tend to be armed with Stirling SMGs or Steyr AUGs.

This rather over-emphasised cover of the German version illustrates their equipment pretty well.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51EQJBqHwjL._SY300_.jpg

Anyone think where I might find suitable figures, preferably 28mm or 20mm to represent them?

Offline JollyBob

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Re: Knights of God
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2015, 08:18:39 AM »
I remember this, albeit vaguely.  :)

Wasn't he guy from Blake's 7 the leader of the Resistance?

Anyway, closest I can think for figures would be the Brotherhood bikers from West Wind's Roadkill range:
 http://www.westwindproductions.co.uk/catalog/index.php?cPath=106_107

Offline 3 fingers

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Re: Knights of God
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2015, 08:50:43 AM »

Offline The-closet-gamer

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Re: Knights of God
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2015, 11:11:20 PM »
A TV show I remember from my youth. Took me years to find out what it was called. I always remembered the main antagonist but didn't know his name. It was from only watching shameless on channel 4 that I found out it was John Woodvine as he played Frank Gallager's dad them did a google search from there and started to watch it online. Only the first few episodes where available which was annoying as I remember it was quite good. It got really good reviews.

In gaming terms I do think they would fit in quite well. The modern knights with uzi's instead of swords reminds me of the Dr Who episode Revelation of the Daleks where a knight is sent to kill Davros. But as for minis I haven't got a scooby.

I hope something turns up cause you've got me quite interested as I'd like to give it a go. Think I'll watch the pilot episode again if it's on youtube.   
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Offline Mathias Corvinus

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Re: Knights of God
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2015, 08:47:46 AM »
I've decided to go 15mm as someone on another group pointed out the HOF "SFA" figures from 15mm.co.uk as being almost perfect; on the website they even have the red shoulders like the Knights of God!

http://www.15mm.co.uk/products/hof96-sfa-smg-troopers


That will make all the vehicles easy to get and cheaper!

Thanks all. I'll pop up some photos when it gets underway!

Offline Lowtardog

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Re: Knights of God
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2015, 10:55:12 AM »
I would have said alternative armies knights from ion age would work

 

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