First some pre game pictures after the deployment.
And we are off. First turn and the attacking Saracens make a good push forward with only some brigades not moving as fast as we wanted.
And the enemy makes some moves in their turn.
The County of Tripoli Officer of the infantry brigade orders his infantry to form a line but with a blunder result on his command dice 3 units of heavy infantry and a small unit of Crusader veterans charges 3 actions right into the Saracen battle line that is forming up, catching it before they are fully prepared.
By first charge the enemy in the side I denied him the counter charge option and besides some extra dices from the Turcomans the enemy would also have harder to hit me in the ensuing close combat ( getting a -1 to hit).
It was a really great game and with lots of fun stuff happening and funny blunder results like my light cavalry unit doing a extremely bad charge right into a heavy cavalry unit or when four of the enemy heavy infantry unit instead of following order charged right into the Saracens....
Håkan could just watch as they moved forward without the support of his cavalry.
I think I will have to award the Saharan officer for his brigades performance with some new recruits for him but Im not sure with what.
And finally my Mamluks managed to really shine, with that Turcoman attack in the flank my Mamluks really smashed the enemy center.
So maybe some more Turcomans could be in order also.
Thanks for reading.