A unit of Arab warriors advance down the centre accompanied by their commander Mustafa
A second unit of elite warriors also runs forward to search the nearest patch of long grass (the scenario has the target hidden in one of 6 locations if you find him straight away it’s easy the longer it takes the harder to get him to safety)
The are up against the dreaded Templar Knights who despite the heat have all come in full chain mail
Mounted Sargeants with cross bows
Anyone there ?
The rest of the Templars advance down the left flank, with heavy mounted knights as well
And more cross bows !
Luckily though the target is found in the third location, now they must get away
The warriors form a shield wall to cover the defence
Whilst the mounted crossbowmen harry from a distance
Down the left the heavy knights charge and are counter charged by the Camel warriors, in the melee the camels get the better of it
But they must hurry to block the Sargeants, which they do, giving a good win for the Arabs
We had time for a second game and rolled up a much tougher scenario for the Arabs to escape across the battlefield
Repeated failed command rolls means they are slow to get moving
And are charged in the rear by the Sargeants
And this is never going to end well for the Arab crossbowmen, charged in the rear by heavy knights ! Squish
After some hard fighting some Arabs do break through
But the camels are cleverly tricked into charging in the rough ground where they are cut down, dash !
A spirited attempt by the Arabs but not enough units get away to make a difference, they have at least made the Christians pay with blood !
A couple of fun games and good to play something simple and quick 😀