I got this set when I was still a kid, that was a good summer because I also got the Kings Mountain Fortress around the same time. At the time I pretty much had every Crusader set (Lions, as I called them) produced up to that point. The white penant represented another grouping within my army, as the red and yellow penants from the Kings Castle and the red and blue penants from the Kings Mountain Fortress also did. I thought the carraige was pretty good and I remember capturing a lot of forestmen using these two Crusaders and a handful of troops from the minifigs packs that used to be available. I cant say enough about how great the difference in penant color was for me, because I eventually put this knight in charge of all my Crusaders from the various minifig packs and many smaller sets I had gotten with allowance and as stocking stuffers basically creating my field army (the soldiers that came with castles and particular structures remained assigned to those sets and didnt take part in my crusades against my brother except in defense). This set had a ton of playability for me. Although this is a larger set the new: Prison Carraige Rescue http://shop.lego.com/ByTheme/Product.aspx?p=7949&cn=640&d=70
reminds me of the same general playability, although a bit more limited due to the way the factions are used in the newer set. At any rate, I loved this set as a kid so I give it at least a 9/10.