A 28mm stoush between Ayyubids and Crusaders one evening provided some very cheap laughs at the loser's expense! It would be nice to say it was a tough battle, drawn out and close fought, but that would be lying on all three counts! Nick and I were the Ayyubid forces and Paul and Ross played the mighty Crusaders.
It was a resounding victory for the 'Men of God' as Ross calls them, the heavy Crusader nights tore thru their opponents, it was not pretty!!
|The right of the Muslim force- Cavalry!|
|My extreme right flank|
|Mailed Fist- the Knights of Outremer|
|Deployment- Crusaders on the right, Ayyubids on the left|
|Saladin himself?...given the result, I don't think so!|
|Muslim left flank|
|Christian main battle line.|
|Big clash on the Muslim left|
|Skirmishing with the Muslim lights and the Christian heavies on the Muslim right.|
|This is where it got real ugly - the Knights tore through the Muslim heavies...without loss|
|Unstoppable!! Ross' heavies destroyed FOUR enemy units|
|The centre of the Christian line|
|The sad sight of the few Ayyubid archers still standing after all their supporting cavalry was dead or fleeing!!|