Campaign StandingsSaracens: 14 Glory Points
Crusaders: 10 Glory Points
We managed to fight two battles this week - Meeting the Neighbours and The Convoy. Due to illness one of the Crusaders (John) played Saracen.
The Convoy: Saracen victory - 5 GloryIn this scenario the defender (English) has to escort a convoy of three treasure-laden mules across the table, with the Saracens attempting to stop them. The English deployed with the foot sergeants and bidowers escorting the mules , leaving the archers and foot men-at-arms free to manoeuvre. The Saracens deployed all their infantry if a decent defensive position at the English exit point and all the mounted (3*sergeants and 1*yeomen) forward to harry the English.
|Saracen blocking force|
In a rare sight it all got a bit Napoleonic as the English foot formed squares to protect the mules under pressure from the Saracen horse.
|The English advance|
|Saracen horse moves into position|
|Form square - this is waterloo right?|
|The Saracens attack|
|Two squares down - just the Bidowers to go|
Meeting the Neighbours: Draw - 1 GloryThis is a slightly unpredictable scenario as both sides are on patrol and seeking to exit the opposite table corner. So you could choose to fight or simply evade and out manoeuvre each other. As victory is based on units escaping the outnumbered Teutonics decided to fight.
|The brother knights go into action|
|End game - its a massacre|