He swings his warhammer and the spike narrowly hits the body of the Templar. After Christian forces were defeated in the Middle East, the order moved to Transylvania in 1211 to help defend the southeastern borders of the Kingdom of Hungary against the Cumans. It gallops away in fear. In addition, the Teutonic knights hired many thousands of men-at-arms to fulfill lighter roles and some heavy infantry. The most spectacular result was the founding of the three most famous orders of “warrior-monks,” the Knights Templar, the Knights Hospitallers, and the Teutonic Knights. The Templar takes out another dagger and his might Flail. It slowly chews on it. He pushes it aside and strikes with his weapon. He bashes the Templar on the side of his helmet leaving a deep ringing sound in his ear. Teutonic Knights, the still-present order of German Catholics who defended pilgrims who traveled to the Holy Land and battled pagan Prussians on the side, vs. Knights Templar, knights who lived a life of poverty but were determined to break the lines of the Muslim armies. He is able to send up his shield in time which absorbs the blow. The remaining Teutonic forces put up a fight but eventually collapsed unit by unit into a full retreat. It cuts through the chain-mail but only leaves a superficial cut. the Teutonic charge was halted within sight of King Jagiello, but one Teutonic knight was able to charge directly at the king. Eventually, a peace was negotiated and the Teutonic order was forced to pay war reparations. The Teutonic Knights were known for their rapid and aggressive attacks and fierce subjugation of the many rebellions against their rule. The two sides charged straightforward in a whirl of color as hundreds of national and individual standards and banners flew all over the battlefield. The Knights were expelled by force of arms by King Andrew II of Hungary in 1225, after attempting to place themselves under papalinstead of the origin… Jagiello’s cousin, Vytautas, sought power for himself and negotiated with the Teutonic Knights for support. He flees to retrieve a better weapon. The capture or fall of a banner during the battle had a major impact on morale and bearers fought to the death to maintain raised banners. The Lance penetrates the shield and sends the Templar to the ground. The victory is still a major symbol of national pride; the two swords insultingly given to the king and prince became symbols of victory and adorned the medals of valor given for bravery in the fight against Germany in WWII. Functionally, the Orders have more in common than different but their histories are very different. The Teutonic order actually survived and has adapted to modern times to be a purely religious and charitable organization. The push towards the titanic battle of Tannenberg started with the unification of Poland and Lithuania by the marriage of Jadwiga of Poland to Jagiello of Lithuania. The Teutonic Knights focused more on the Pagans in Lithuania rather than the Saracens in the Holy lands like the Templar's did and in fact the Teutonic order is still around today though it is a Christian Charity organisation operating in Germany and Austria I believe. The total victory was a huge blow to Teutonic power in Europe as hundreds of prominent members were killed and large amounts of land seized. They ran hospitals, hence the name, before becoming into an armed crusading body. Prior to the battle, the Teutonic Grand Master sent two swords to King Jagiello and Prince Vytautas to “assist them in battle” a harsh insult to the leaders and an invitation of battle. – The Top Ten Worst Aircraft of WWII, The Misfit Who, On His First Mission, Became the First Enlisted Airman To Receive a Medal of Honor, USS Archerfish: Sinking the 72,000-ton Aircraft Carrier Shinano, The Mystery of the Lost Legion: One of the Most Experienced Legions Vanished, In World War Two, The Germans Had Big Plans – Here Are Five Which Did Not Succeed, Defying Marine Corps Regulations By Racking Up 17 Convictions, & Being Declared A Deserter, Lucas Was Awarded The Medal Of Honor For His Actions That Day On Iwo Jima. On one hand, the Lithuanians returned in good order and won the day by capitalizing on disorganized Teutonic forces. The Knights Templar were occasionally at odds with the two other Christian military orders, the Knights Hospitaller and the Teutonic Knights, and decades of internecine feuds weakened Christian positions, both politically and militarily. The king was saved by a young secretary, Zbigniew Olesnicki, who would eventually become one of the most influential men in Poland. The Templar raises his Flail in the air and screams in victory. Source: The Teutonic Knights: A Military History by William Urban The Templar rushes to his feet and darts for his Poleaxe while the Teutonic Knight advances behind him. In a very Alexandrian effort to target the king, Ulrich took a large force of the heaviest Teutonic knights and dove through the exposed gap towards King Jagiello. They were supported by thousands of lay brothers, knights hoping to become fully fledged members with service, and still fielding heavy armor. The Teutonic grabs his Falchion sword that he dropped and slashes at the Templar who dodges the blade. The sides were locked for as long as two hours before the Lithuanians began a full retreat. The Templar draws his dagger and plunges it into the Teutonic Knight's side. There were several including the Knights Hospitaller who actually predated the Templars. Source: The Teutonic Knights: A Military History by William Urban The Knights Templar were occasionally at odds with the two other Christian military orders, the Knights Hospitaller and the Teutonic Knights, and decades of internecine feuds weakened Christian positions, both politically and militarily. He grabs his Kite Shield and prepares for impact. He slashes again and cuts the Quarterstaff in two. https://deadliestfiction.fandom.com/wiki/User_blog:Omnicube1/Teutonic_Knights_vs._Knights_Templar?oldid=31783. With the battle in a stalemate, the routed Lithuanians returned to the battlefield. They were originally created to provide care for poor, sick and injured pilgrims to the Holy Land. He sees a Teutonic Knight charging at full speed with his lance pointed right at the Templar. They were pursued by the guest crusaders as far as the baggage trains where the crusaders stopped to loot. Ulrich along with nearly all of the ranking members of the Teutonic order were killed and many elite knights were captured. The Teutonic Knight draws his Falchion Sword and twirls it around. The Teutonic grabs his final weapon, the Warhammer, and takes up his Heater shield. The Teutonic Order's proper name is The Order of the Hospital of St. Mary of the Germans in Jerusalem. The Templar strikes again with his flail and the Teutonic raises his shield, but his lower body is exposed. The two engage in a sword fight with neither of them getting an edge over the other. The improvised fort was soon broken and many more casualties followed.