So the scene is set we will be using Dragon/lion rampant as the go to rules for these virtual skirmish games, army sizes are about 40 points so we relax the distance rules with friendly units. The first scenario is the assault by Alfonso on the Andalusian camp, the Muslim forces are commanded by Yusuf ibn Tashfin.
Spanish knights gallop forward in the early morning light, this restricts the range of any missile fire
The Andalusians have been allowed to randomly select three units to hold the camp, the formal objective is for either force to hold the three central tents when one side is forced to retreat
Andalusian reinforcement make a rapid advance from their baseline, but they are mainly light troops against heavy cavalry and we know how that goes !
Alfonso has heavy cavalry, spear men and crossbowmen
The two units of Arab cavalry charge forward to slow the Spanish advance
Taking cover behind an old field boundary wall
Meanwhile on the road a heavy clash of horses, heavy knights manage to catch light Arab horse men who are wiped out
Yikes ! The cavalry have already broken through
Christian infantry move forward to ransack the camp
Urged on by Alfonso himself
Luckily the archers survive the first charge and are able to take cover in the long grass where they use the cover to drag the cavalry off their mounts and butcher them with pointy sticks ! Ha !
But not looking good in the centre Alfonso with more heavy cavalry
The lightly armed Arabs are struggling to hold on to the camp
And after another charge the archers flee
It is all over.......a good win for Alfonso who has taken the whole Andalusian camp
It seemed easier than it was but the knights proved on this occasions too strong and charged in just when they were needed, the Andalusians will fall back for scenario two where the Spanish charge in to the Almoravid camp and are hopefully held ?
Thanks for looking 👍