Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Crusade, Lion Rampant AAR


My friend Håkan and I dusted of our Crusader project for another game of Lion Rampant... Man Have I missed this game.

We rolled a scenario and it was decided that the Westerners from the County of Tripoli would defend a sacred tomb from a saint.
The forces from the Ayyubid Egyptians was our for an raid and why not topple an old statue when in the neighborhood...


My Ayyubids led by Kareem Sabbagh compromised of mounted Sergeants with bows representing the regular Ayyubid cavalry, some Turkoman horse archers, a small unit of Turkic archers (bidowers) and a unit of Azerbajani swordsmen (Fierce foot).

The troops under the command of Theophile Beacall was compromised a couple of units of "lighter cavalry", Mounted Sergeants, Foot Seargeants and some Crossbowmen.


The defenders of the saints grave.

Troops from the County of Tripoli ready to engage the enemy.

The raiding force from the Ayyubid Egyptians...






The Turkoman horse archers moves through the mountain pass.



Mounten Sergeants in all their glory...

Arrows starts to fly as the mountain sergeants closes in...

After a intense fight, he last mounted sergeant from his unit dueling a lone Turkoman....

And both combatants have had enough and redrews from combat...

The Azerbajjani goes crazy and charges out of the forest...

Theophile Beacall are seen here closest on the picture.

Theophile Beacall pulls back, ready for counter assault...

And charges the Turkomans...

Meanwhile after the initial loosening of arrows the Ayyubids charges in...


Theophile Beacall cleans house...


My lone Turkoman tries to outflank the Tripolitanians and engage the statue from behind...

The Ayyubid cavalry under the command of Kareem Sabbagh loosen a hail of arrows against the crossbowmen.

And the crossbowmen shatters completely...


And a hole in the crusaders line has been opened... Enough for Kareem Sabbagh and his men to ride through...

And the statue of the saint is toppled...


Inshalla... The Ayyubids raiding force under the command of Kareem Sabbagh are victorious...

Theophile Beacall are occupied slaughtering saracens on the flank at the moment...



That was a really really fun and simple game. I had forgotten how good and easy this game really is.

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