Crusaders: 28 Glory Points
This weeks two games were "Sausages with Mustard" and "Blood Bath". The Teutonic knights were rested this week as Richard fielded his medieval Scottish for the first time.
Sausages with Mustard - Crusader win (3/1)In this scenario four caches of supplies are being guarded in the middle of the table by some medieval Scottish. The Saracens attacked from the western table edge, with the remaining Scottish trying to reach them.
|The scots advance, having secured the biscuits!
|Scots archers guarding the supplies
|The Saracen centre
|The cavalry clash
|The Isles-men suffer
|Arabs close-in for the kill
Wargaming is a funny thing though and with the game seeming lost the Scottish staged a come-back as their spearmen finally made it to the conflict zone. They pushed forward relentlessly and ground-down the now depleted Arabs. The Saracens hit army break point with only one cache on fire.
|Scots spearmen arrive
|The Saracens crumble
Blood Bath - Crusader win (5/0)Probably the simplest of the scenarios in the book - just try to kill as many of the enemy as you can and hope to reduce them to half strength. Seeing a chance to adopt their favoured defensive tactics the English formed shallow arc across the table. Very reminiscent of the Hundred Years War. Fearing an archery duel they could nt win the Arabs advanced smartly all across their front as they attempted to close rapidly with the English.
|Agincourt or what
|The Saracens attack the flanks
|Saracen infantry in the centre
|The English line - thin brown-ish line in this case
|Its all gone wrong for the English
|The English foot knights hold firm