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  • #1475161

    piers
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    Another battle using ‘Soldiers of God’ as they tend to be the only rules we have found that give the period feel we are after.

    Crusader army started well but the destruction of one of the units of knights, following an impetuous charge sealed the armies fate. The Pilgrims managed to steal the show though, pelting the horse archers with rocks, sticks and pottery to drive them off and then seeing off some tribal horsemen… they did more than the knights!

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    #1475375

    panzerkaput
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    Stunning mate, @warzan you should have a butch at this

    #1475383

    sundancer
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    That’s a lot of minis to move πŸ˜‰

    #1475464

    piers
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    Yes… this wargaming lark does mean having to go through the trial of moving so many toy Soldiers… πŸ˜‰

    Its our exercise for the week! πŸ™‚

    Luckily as it’s all multi based, takes a few minutes to move an entire army. Very quick really.

     

    #1475630

    shredhead
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    Weren’t there crusades earlier? Am I going crazy? I’m 99% sure that there were crusade in the 9th and 10th century, aimed at the “heathens” in the East and North of Europe.

    Mighty fine armies, btw.

    • This reply was modified 1 month ago by  shredhead.
    #1475649

    piers
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    There may well have been other wars (such as the start of the Reconquista in 1031) but historically the ‘First Crusade’ was called for by Pope Urban II in 1095 when he called for a military expedition to aid Byzantium and led to the series of Crusades to recapture the Holy Land.

    The northern crusades seem to have started with the Wendish Crusade in 1147 but the official starting point was 1195 with Pope Celestine IIIs call but the Holy Roman Empire had started earlier.

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    #1475698

    torros
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    You could argue the Reconquista lasted fromΒ 711–1492

    #1475704

    shredhead
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    Yeah, I was thinking of Charlemagne’s war against the Saxons and later wars as crusades.

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