I have had this idea for a while actually, and I think it would be really cool instead of having a generic western European cast of knightly fellows...
- Heavy Knight = generic "Black Knight" inspired character (not that generic is a bad thing, hes good that way)
- Archer = English medieval stereotype
- MAA = The french soldiers in The Holy Grail
I mean... how many more Knight stereotypes will they get? I feel like Lord will be pushing it.
Now, enter the Byzantines!
The Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire
was the rump state of the Roman empire of Antiquity, originally born of the emperor Diocletian's reforms which effectually made empire into two states.
After Western Rome's fall to Germanic tribes in the Volkswunderung, the Eastern Roman empire was very much intact, having not suffered the same amount of invasion and economic despair. This empire was very Christian (state religion, like in most Western European states at the time) like Western Europe, until its fall in 1453 one thousand years later. They had a state and culture that was most similar to the Europeans west of them.
Now I know the main criticism will probably be something like "Byzantines did not have knights." BUT THEY DID! Even ancient
Rome had the Equestrian class. Militarily, the Byzantines certainly had nobles who both governed over land and fought in wars. Hell, many historians say Western Europe got the idea for knights from Byzantine Cataphracts (heavy armored horseman.)
Artwork from the time makes the Byzantines look just as bad ass as Western European knights, so aesthetics certainly is not an issue. But more importantly I think a Byzantine class would be quite refreshing for the knights, and it would be a nice nod to all us history nerds out there
Stone relief of a Byzantine Soldier
Byzantine horseman chasing off Saracens as in Strategikon