|View of the table from the Crusaders edge|
|Seljuk Mounted Serjeants and Mounted Yeomen|
|Archers and Mounted Serjeants|
|Close up of Seljuk Mounted Serjeants|
Last Sunday Craig came over to my place and we played a game of Lion Rampant with me using my Normans as a Crusader force of the First Crusade and Craig using his Seljuk Turks. Here are a few photos of our game. We diced for scenarios and came up with A Taxing Afternoon where both sides collect tax tokens and then fight over them! The Seljuks quickly gained the upper hand and dispensed with the Crusader Mounted Serjeants and then unleashed some withering volleys of bow fire.
The Crusader Men-at-Arms eventually lumbered into action and launched some punishing Wild Charges on the Seljuk Mounted Serjeants and Yeomen. They managed to wipe out both units but became battered themselves and then failed to rally. In the end the game petered out to a draw with equal glory points but the Seljuks had an extra unit while the Crusaders were down to only two units with Foot Serjeants and Crossbowmen. Thanks to Craig for a fun game.
|The Crusaders lumber into action|
|After collecting tax tokens both sides face off|
|Crusader Mounted Serjeants are battered|
|Crusader Mounted Men-at-Arms launch Wild Charges|
|The game ends in a draw but the Seljuk have an extra unit|