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.