|Seljuks left, Crusaders right|
|Seljuk heavy cavalry with bow|
|Seljuk infantry and horse archers|
On Monday Craig came over to my place and we played a Lion Rampant 2nd Edition Early Crusades game. We diced for scenarios and got Scenario 7: Hold on Tight, Craig was the attacker with his Seljuk Turks and I was the defender with my Early Crusaders. We advanced in turn to the objective, a field in the middle of the table. The Seljuks had the best of the early missile fire exchange. My recently painted Turcopoles failed to activate repeatedly in turns with both shooting and skirmishing and most of the fighting was done by the Crusader knights. The Seljuks wiped out the Crusaders leader's unit and when the Crusader spearmen failed a courage test it was all over, a convincing victory for the Seljuks.
|Crusader knights line up a wild charge|
|Crusaders attack the Seljuk flanks|
|Seljuk light infantry wall of spears causes a retreat|
|Crusader spearmen fail a courage test|