29/09/2020 at 18:42 #144831
I’m currently enjoying Jonathan Phillips excellent biography The Sultan Saladin. The Crusades is a long- term interest for me and the book has inspired a new project.
In turn this has inspired a series of blog posts on the battles of the period and how the combatants fought.
The first on what we should be looking for in games of Crusading warfare is on my blog.
If it’s of interest here is the link:
http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/02/10/2020 at 15:09 #144963
Part 2 of my series on Crusading Warfare is now up on my blog. It is mainly about archery and its tactical importance to both Franks and Muslims. If it’s of interest here is the link.
http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/02/10/2020 at 17:03 #144971Mr. AverageParticipant02/10/2020 at 18:27 #144976
Good to hear Mr A. There should be more next week.
http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/12/10/2020 at 17:16 #145401
The first part of my experimental Crusades game is now up on my blog. It features King Guy of Jerusalem, Gerard Master of the Temple and Conrad Marquis of Montferrat and their retinues being intercepted on the march by the Ayyubids.
The battle is fictional but nearly happened when the Crusaders headed out for Acre after the fall of Jerusalem.
The point of the game was to see if I could successfully adapt an out of period rule set to one suiting Crusading warfare. So far, it seems to be working nicely enough.
Part two should follow later this week. If it’s of interest please click the link.
http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/17/10/2020 at 13:56 #145608
Part 2 of my experimental Crusades game is now on my blog. It has proved eventful. So far, I think it has captured the essentials of Crusader warfare well enough. Knights have delivered their irresistible charge and other knights have had their horses shot from under them.
If the game continues to please it will likely become my default set of rules for the period.
If it sounds of interest here is the link:
http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/19/10/2020 at 14:41 #145682Darkest Star GamesParticipant
Very good that it can mimic real life. 2 turns and so many casualties, yikes!
How do you think the rules would work in a hypothetical crusader vs crusader meeting?
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."19/10/2020 at 14:47 #145684
Yeah, it seems to have reflected what we know of Crusades fighting. I should say a turn runs through the entire card deck so quite a lot happens.
Yes, it would handle Crusader v Crusader battles very well.
http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/19/10/2020 at 19:31 #145692
The last part of my experimental Crusades game is now up on my blog. I’m pleased with how it played out. The main features archery and the Frankish charge worked well.
Next time I want to try a Fatimid versus Crusader match up which is a very different type of battle.
If it sounds of interest please click the link below.
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