Saracens: 27 Glory Points
Crusaders: 20 Glory Points
After a week off we resumed with 2 battles. Both we have fought before but we swapped sides / players around so no one was fighting a side they had used previously.
Hammer and anvil - Saracen win, 4 pointsThis scenario involved the English attempting to exit the far edge of the board. A force of Saracen infantry acted as the anvil with the Arab horse playing the hammer.
|The English attacking force|
|Part of the Saracen Anvil|
|Long view of the table|
|Saracen horse arrive|
|English try to break out|
The Convoy - Saracen win, 4 points to 2 pointsIn this scenario the Teutonic knights were escorting some booty-laden donkeys from one corner of the table to the opposite one. The Saracens deployed in the other three corners, with their foot sergeants blocking the Teutonic knights exit.
|The Teutonic Knights|
|Part of the Saracen ambushers|
|The Teutonic's try to clear the flank|
The initial threat removed, the convoy advanced down the road where some Saracen foot lay in ambush for them. As usual the fierce foot proved fun but short-lived, causing limited damage to the Teutonic foot. More successful though was the two units of mounted archers who wore away the Germans.
|Germans press forward|
|The horse archers reappear on the flank|
Thanks to some focused shooting the Saracens destroyed two of the three units guarding the treasure and so the Teutonic Knights could not win. Victory was conceded to the Saracens.