Sunday, 22 February 2015

Saladin at the Gate - Campaign

We kicked off our Crusades campaign on the weekend.
This is the opening battle two Christian armies got jumped by two of Saladin's armies in the East
There are 3 armies per side so 6 players. I'll post a picture of the map when I have it as it's hard to explain what's happened so far in any real detail.
Essentially the Christians won this fight forcing Saladin to withdraw splitting his forces, one army heading north and the other heading south.
The third Arab army has sacked Saphet in the north while the King of Jerusalem and the holy relic hold the central province of Cafarsset ....waiting on the outcome of this first engagement.
We now have to see who gets to move first in the next turn if the Christians win the initiative then they can keep the pressure on and pursue .... Saladin is rated as a Genius so he will get a +4 on his initiative roll while the King of Jerusalem is rated Poor with only a +1 so they may slip away.
More to come....

 Muttawiyah (Islam volunteers ) start a bush fire smoking a few of the Christians off the hill pushing them back and disordering effected units.....trouble makers.

Here's the map thanks to Chris ..... Cheers mate.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015


Just found a parcel on my door step ... birthday present from my better half. Could be dangerous... I've been looking forward to them coming out for some time. Are these going to be it ?... always wanted a  corps level set of Napoleonic rules that worked and was still fun to play for me it's the large scale stuff that captures the period best. Well we'll see I suppose....liking what I've read about them so far.