This was the first time I actually played piquet rules AND we were following some sort of tactic (oblique order in this case).
An tremendous applause to Jims arabian figures (Perry mix plus other manufacturers) which were impressively well painted. Which let us all tremble in anticipation on his French Gen d‘Armes minis, IF he paints them and shows up in time that is... Aaand of course the fabulously painted crusader minis from Jack (we didn't expect anything less, of course).
Deus ne vult, so the battle started slowly, my whirlwind formations of light cavalry been swept away, the rest of the army made slow progress.
Then my medium salijuqs blocked the arab ghulams (due to Jims infidel dice rolling)!
But also the brute franks on the right wing didn‘t make the progress we prayed for, so it ended in a draw kind of, if we had only one turn more ...
For a more detailed battle rap, please visit Jacks blog:
|The battle lines close in|
|My left wing of salijuqs gets beaten...|
|... the Jims heavy cavalry closes in ...|
|... but that‘s it. haha!|
|The right wing of the franks, to slow and cumbersome...|
|... that they get counter charged.|
|... but they can fight for ten those franks!|
|Gods hand is pointing to the direction to advance!|
|After that the infidels are demoralised|
|Finally the Muslim heavy cavalry cannot beat Muslim Cavalry!|