Campaign StandingsSaracens: 19 Glory Points
Crusaders: 15 Glory Points
Two games this week. The English (Bruce / Mike) fought The Ambush against the Saracens (Roy). The Teutonic Knights (John / Richard) fought A Taxing Afternoon against the Saracens (Stu / Stuart)
A Taxing Afternoon - Saracen winThis scenario features both sides attempting to raid a village and collect taxes hidden under treasure markers scattered about the field. As the armies are 30points we expanded the markers and had 1*3points, 3*2points, 2*1point, and 2*0points.
|The Teutonic forces|
|The target of the action - the unfortunate village|
The early phases favoured the Saracens, with their greater mobility, as they secured 4 points worth of treasure.
|Germans advance to the village|
|The Saracen horse secure some treasure|
|The key action|
After a successful rear-guard action by their infantry the Germans were able to secure their treasure. The result was a Saracen victory by 2 points.
The Ambush - English win
This scenario is another based on C S Grants Scenarios for Wargames book. The English column is marching down a road, heading for a bridge and safety, when it is ambushed by a Saracen force concealed in four hiding places. 1 point is awarded for each units escaping (1/2 if half strength) or 1 point to the Saracens for each destroyed / failing to escape.
|Nice day for a stroll|
|The ambush is sprung|
|Have at them lads|
|The English make progress|
|The blocking force|
The Saracens caused a steady stream of casualties to the English, who made no real attempt to make for the bridge, but instead focused on killed the enemy. The English foot men-at-arms proved especially resilient and ground-down the Saracens. With the enemy cleared the English advanced on the bridge itself and the Arabs lacking any missile troops were forced to withdraw.
|The English advance|
In the end the result was close with the English winning by 1 point.