Both sides settled on a similar plan of massing their main attacking force on their left whilst looking to hold their right with a defence centred around a spearman horde.
|View from the Saracen left
|View from the Crusader left
|Saracen left attacks
As the Crusaders main attack on the left moved into range the Saracens were faced with the classic KOW dilemma of whether to take a charge that may leave you flanked or sit back in the hopes of a strong counter. Being out numbered on the right I opted for a sacrificial Mamluk charge to buy time for my main attack to strike home.
|Mamluk death ride
This was somewhat successful in that the Crusaders right crumbled allowing my cavalry to roam freely in their rear mopping up a few units. On my own right losses mounted though and as we entered the last turn I was slightly behind on points.
|The vital moment!
A tense game and one where oddly doing nothing would have served the Crusaders best in the last turn.