Here's the next order.
The order of calatrava
where: Mainly at the borders of the kingdom of castille, there they had castles they had been granted by the kings of castille for their fierce and brave fighting against the moors. Their headquaters were in the city of calatrava. They had large possesions all over the spanish peninsula and all across spain and portugal they had commanderies and chapter houses. They also had a headquater near Acre for their conquest against the saracens in the holyland.
How many?: Calatrava had developed abundant resources of men and wealth, with lands and castles scattered along the borders of Castile. It exercised feudal lordship over thousands of peasants and vassals. Thus, more than once, we see the order bringing to the field, as its individual contributions, 1200 to 2000 knights, sergents and man at arms (who fought as knights but are non), a considerable force in the Middle Ages. But this could only be doen when they riskt full war and noone was left in their castles. Just as the other orders they also used native mercenaries during their campaigns.
Warriors: Just as the other spanish orders the knights were armoured in standard european way clad in mail with plate cuirases and a white surcoat featuring the red cross emblem of the order. Weaponry would vary but mainly it would consist outof a sword or mace, a lance and a wooden shield.
The orders sergents would be clad in mail or just in leather armour and would furfill almost all combat roles depending on the different units ofcourse. Crossbows werent as widely used in these parts, the bows usually used were of a more arrabic kind. Spearthrowers were also used alot more here then in most other western european countries something that is probably because of the past arab presence in these parts. Loan-troops from neighboring countries would bear their own coat of arms depending on the kingdom they came from.