(Spoiler: the warlord class in 4e is that thing.) Brandes Stoddard enjoys games of many kinds: video, tabletop, board, card, and live-action games.
He runs Dust to Dust, a fantasy LARP in Georgia, and works in freelance game design and writing. is an ENnie nominated website which provides a collection of advice, homebrews, tools, research, news and other fun tabletop RPG stuff for Gamemasters and Players.
After all, once you have 5-6 fighter levels under your belt, you might well be at the top of the main feat chain that you care about (Fighter 6 = 8 feats, 9 if you’re human), so you’re either chasing a whole new feat chain, or you’re looking for a class that has actual features. It throws a bunch of prestige classes to monks (who are at multiclassing and need a ton of special handling to make it work) as it does at fighters.
I don’t envy the design requirement of writing the first rules expansion while the core books were still on their way to store shelves for the first time, though.
Anyway, S&F has the Cavalier, the Devoted Defender, the Duelist, the Fist of Hextor (not an evil , as you might be forgiven for guessing), the Gladiator, the Halfling Outrider, the Knight Protector of the Great Kingdom, the Lasher, the Master of Chains, the Master Samurai, the Order of the Bow Initiate, the Tribal Protector, the Warmaster, and the Weapon Master.