Altair the Assassin versus Robert De Sable, Grand Master of the Knights Templar - from the game Assassin's Creed
About this creation
The storyline of Assassin's Creed gets pretty dull during the middle part
of the game, where the protagonist (if you can call an assassin a
protagonist...) is forced to run seemingly endless repetitive quests
against various targets in the same cities over and over again. However,
it's worth it if you stay to the ending, because the story picks up at
that point, even if it is for an unfortunately short span of time.
One of the highlights is the final battle (a trial by combat) with Robert
de Sable, Grandmaster of the Knights Templar, while King Richard the
Lionhearted looks on...
You've got to love the medieval times. You and some other guy have an
argument and want to take the issue to court, and the courts tell you to
just fight it out and let God decide. Sure, it doesn't sound like a great
time period in which to live, but it makes for a fantastic story. I really
wish they'd make more games set in realistic medieval settings...
Altair: "You know, I thought I was going to be dueling with De Sable here,
not all of his lackeys at once!"
Richard: "Actually, I'm not sure why I'm allowing this myself. Eh, I guess
it would have been a pretty anti-climactic fight if we'd only set one guy
against you, who can single-handedly take on whole groups of people with a
tiny little knife. You are the main character in a video game, after all."
NOTE: I'm aware that the diorama I built here might not be 100% accurate
to the game... but I wasn't really trying to be. I didn't feel like
looking it up and I seemed to recall it being pretty generic, so I just
got creative. I do seem to recall there being a precipice nearby though...
I'm not really a big fan of the immersion-breaking chats with dead people
in the la-la land of limbo. Isn't it kind of strange how all of your
enemies suddenly stop fighting in order to give Altair time to have a nice
long talk with the guy he just killed? Whatever.
Richard: "Well, so much for that little army. See, I figured you could
Altair: "Yeah, but see, I killed all these guys in the name of peace. So
can you, like, stop your whole crusade thing now, since I'm asking
Richard: "You are one odd fellow."
Templar: "Seigneur! Can someone help me up?"
King Richard Coeur de Lion... the coolest character in Assassin's
Creed. He may not have been all that great of a king of England, but hey,
he was still awesome. I just had to make a minifig of him. It's a
shame you never got to meet Saladin in the game too...
Here are all my LEGO Knights Templar, along with Robert de Sable.
And finally, another shot of Altair with his new decals, which are
slightly improved from the ones used in my previous vignette.
The character minifigs shown on this page were made using custom decals
(or "stickers" or "labels" if you prefer) that I designed myself.
If you would like to make your own minifigs, I now provide a
printing service for my decals on my website!
I was rather disappointed with that game's lack of decent 'one-on-one' fights. It was way too easy to defeat De Sable and all the other 'boss' characters. Sure - the boss' cronies gave Altair a run for his money (Which he never has... does the guy ever eat? What the heck!) but in every circumstance where you get pitted up against a single character - the one who's fighting Altair gets his shanks fed to him... Meh. It was an awesome game, though! Oh - and your King Richard fig is perfect! He looks just like the character in the game. Altair is rather impressive, as well. Nice base too...
It's very good. I like the attention to the Crusader's Armour. If you want to play a realistic Medieval Game with a first person perspective, I suggest downloading "Age Of Chivalry" Which can be found Here:
(Note: It is a mod, so the
HL2 source will be required. As long as you have any game which uses the engine, then you should be able to play it.)
I love the way you made the Templar Tunics. I could tell right from the point where I looked at the Main Picture and I knew it was against the 10th Templar. Very good work on the setting as well. Very Creative landscape. Very good work, like usual.
Wow, it's been quite a while since I have seen a MOC from you! I just remembered when I first saw your Halo MOCs when I joined MOCpages. (I used to go by the name Puwit Neangongoy BM lol.) Anyway, I'm glad to see you posting again. Nice little vignette, though I think it could use some SNOTing up. Try making Altair hanging down from something like a tree or balcony to give the vig an illusion of stealth and motion. He is an assassin afterall. Despite the few flaws, this is overall a nice MOC. Also, if you'd like, check out my new mecha MOCs and my old Halo MOCs. I have improved a lot since I first started! Keep the bricks stackin'! ~Phong Chang
I agree with you. There should be more realistic medieval games. If they can make games that are set in a modern combat situation that is just like what is going on in Afghanistan, why not in medieval times?