View Full Version : Differences between Knights of the Realm and Grail Knights models

01-12-2009, 19:03
Is there any noticeable / obvious differences in the models that can easily distinguish knights of the realm from grail knights (I can easily distinguish the errants, questing, from the kotr and grail). I think in older models, grail knight horses has grail cups on the head. Does all the grail knights have grail cups on their heads to separate them from kotr?

Thanks for any helpful answers.

01-12-2009, 19:11
The biggest difference that i notice is the capes. The grail knight capes are much longer than kotr. Im looking at my unit of grails right now and I dont see any grail cups on the head, its just things like pegasus, or lions. There are grails on the lances though (i forget if kotr has that), and the banner has a huge grail cup in the middle of it.

01-12-2009, 19:33
Just buy the Gamezone ones, they look so much better than the GW ones.

01-12-2009, 19:50
If you are trying to make them cheap then jsut use the KotR models and paint grails on their heraldry (sp?).

01-12-2009, 20:26
Yeah, having Grails on heraldry is what distinguishes them. They get to KotR status, then go Questing for the Grail and when they drink from it, they get to use the Grail on their heraldry to mark their status.

Other than that, they have more elaborate designs and more stuff adorning their shields and helms.

A simple answer regarding actual gaming: just buy KoTR models and paint grails all over the place while also abusing from bits and extra deitails from plastic kits.

01-12-2009, 20:57
5th edition grail knights were nicer IMO, with matching armour, shield and barding for their steeds.

01-12-2009, 23:01
Thanks for the answers :D .

02-12-2009, 01:07
Grail knights have cloaks, the other knights don't, that's the biggest difference.

02-12-2009, 01:12
Here are pictures of my knights, just so you can see the difference on models.. hope it helps.

The Knights of the Realm


Grail Knights


I went ahead and painted the Grail Knights with golden armour to make them stand out a little more.

02-12-2009, 01:16
Grail knights have cloaks, the other knights don't, that's the biggest difference.

Absolutely. The addition of cloaks to KOTR models would make well distinguished grail knights-if I only I knew where the cloaks were to be found.

02-12-2009, 01:24
Green Stuff man.

02-12-2009, 02:00
Alathir, those pictures helped a lot! A lot easier to see the differences between KoTR and grail knights than those shown on GW website. Thanks.