How Elite Are Imperial Knights fluff wise
so I was curious, how elite are the Imperial Knights in general perhaps in a tier system from one being imperial militia to nine being the Space Marines and ten being the Costudes. Ive read lore where they can hold off armies on there own but are the pilots useless without there Knights?
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