Saracens: 19 Glory Points
Crusaders: 18 Glory Points
Just a single battle this week, featuring the English and the Saracens. We played the Blood feud with the English in defence.
The Blood feud - English win, 3 pointsOn paper this scenario really suited the English - the objective was for the Saracens to kill the English commander. With lots of archers / sergeants and a foot men-at-arms leader the English formed a strong defensive position on a hill. The Saracens set out to clear away the English archers and then use their own missile troops to wear-down the men-at-arms.
|The Saracens advance boldly on the English position
|Saracen horse flanking the hill
The early exchanges were dominated by the English archers. Poor movement dice meant they could focus on one unit at a time so both Arab spearman units perished in a hail of arrows. So the Saracens focused on the longbow men and a combination of horse archers and mounted charges managed to clear them away, but at some cost to the Arab horse.
|Arab horse position for the charge
|Pesky archers cleared away
|Assassins bear-down on the English
|Catch me if you can
|Oh - seems you can
|Take that archers!
|Take that Saracens !
|King of the hill