After Mandalore the Indomitable misplaced a duel of honor to the Sith Lord Ulic Qel- Droma, the Crusaders have been drafted into the Nice Sith Battle. However not all of them have been precisely happy with being led by a non-Mandalorian, and when the struggle got here to an finish roughly 4,000 years earlier than Star Wars: A New Hope, with the Mandalorians routed on the planet Onderon, a brand new faction of Crusaders, calling themselves the Neo-Crusaders, arose, crowning a brand new Mandalore to strike again towards the Republic and Jedi.
Not like the Crusaders earlier than them, Neo-Crusader armor was extremely standardized, to present a cohesive look to the assorted species that may be adopted into Mandalorian tradition past the unique tribal factions. Gone have been the natural accoutrements, leaving a smooth formed to the plated armor. The Neo-Crusader armor was additionally color-coded, permitting Mandalorians to indicate rank: gold for Discipline Marshals, silver for entrance line veterans, scarlet for Rally Masters (a mid-commander rank), and blue for all different Neo-Crusader ranks.