The saturday befor this, we had a great four player game of Lion Rampant.
I brought along some of my collection and mustered four warbands.
For the westerns we had a contingent of French and German crusaders, for the saracens we got the Ayyubid Egyptians and Turks.
We used random activation with a deck of card, when each players symbol was drawn that player got the chance to activate their forces.
The scenario we played was "Defending the indefensible", the Crusaders would defend the oasis with the all important water source.
The scenario states that the defender can start with 10points at the objective, with double forces we doubled that amount of points.
I would take the field as the French commander.
The Saracen forces gathers for an all out attack.
The defenders of the waterhole.
The Crusader knights lay moves in to protect their comrades.
The Ayyubid forces moves through the the village
The defenders stay put and wish their knights could hurry up...
Turkic horsemen moves forward in dashing speed.
After a slow start both the French and the German commanders decides to move forward.
The Saracen were really pummeling our troops with arrows and our troops were taking cassualties and are pushed back. We really neaded our knights to support now.
Our brave troops are ordered to move up in position again to not the Saracen near the water.
Our knights are finaly getteing near to support. And the Saracen are forced to split its attension to the relief of our infantry.
The French knights charges into the enemy commander. I wanted to make a show of force. To make a reall dent to the enemy Ayyubids. If I could take out the commander the morale of the Egyprians would be hurt.
Even with some cassualties on my own the enemy was taking more damage and are fleeing for the might of the French...
The brave German Commander charges straight into the Saracen lines.
Unfortinutly a lucky hit fell the German commander. But even with the loss of their commander the German are victorius and the Turkic cavalry are pushed back.
But now the Germans are surrraunded on all side by archers on horseback, not the best of positions.
Meanwile the Ayyubids tries to attack the hard pressed guards of the waterhole. But they are not able to push in force and are attacking piecemeal.
The French knights are now pushing up on the Ayyubid flank...
The French knights are pushing hard. And many small units are ridden down.
The French knights continues to charge the infidels... Deus Vult...
And the Saracen are slaughtered.
The last unit of German knights finishes of the Saracen infantry and the westernes infantry holding the watersource are relieved. The enemy were now so battered that they could not muster enought force to push for the water.
It was a victory for the Crusaders, the plan to capture our troops at the waterhole had failed.
Big thanks to Johan, Sofia and Daniel for a great and exciting game.