Wednesday, 6 December 2017

The Crusades Begin : Lion Rampant

Regular followers will know I have been slowly working through creating a small moorish/Arab Force for both Crescent and Cross (Saga) and other medium sized skirmish games. Finally they got their first run out on the table this evening. A couple of fun games of Lion Rampant with an x colleague from work. Nothing too serious but I took a couple of photos. The Arab Force narrowly won both games we played and it has encouraged me to bump some more closer to the top of the painting list.
The bulk of the Arab Force, mainly light troops
A small unit of elite foot
Elite camel riders charge forward to mail clad Spanish foot knights
Spanish cavalry move from the flank into the centre of the battlefield
The camels push forward but are eventually ‘blown’ and hacked down
A final shot of Arab archers about to be crushed under Christian knights!

Fun games, both very close...more to come hopefully trying out the figures with Saga at the weekend.πŸŽ…πŸ½

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    1. Thanks Jonathon...gripping beast I thought they were on the small scale but they look fine in battleπŸ˜€

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  2. It looks like such a great game Matt.

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    1. Thanks Michael...nothing too serious πŸ™‚

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  3. One of my favourite period and conflict! Looking great!

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    1. I have loads more to paint ! And these armies might get a bit bigger yet

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  4. A great looking game! I've resisted all forms of ancients gaming, but if next year's Saga covers a wider period of time, all bets are off.

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    1. As you will no doubt have picked up I have a wide interest in loads of periods πŸ˜€

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  5. A neat looking force you have there Matt, gotta love camels.

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    1. Thins Army was predominantly to play Saga but I definately need more camels for my ancient games

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  6. Lovely minis and terrain, very atmospheric!

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    1. Thanks Phil.......hot and sandy πŸ˜€

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  7. Great looking stuff there, Matt.

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    1. Many thanks AJ loads more to paint.πŸ™‚

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  8. Nice Arab force, lovely camels!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain has taken a while to get enough units for a Force but I have cracked it so now I can add more units at my leisure πŸ™‚

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  9. Great stuff Matt, it makes me want to kick start that outremer project of turning the old Standard Games cardboard game into miniature... It could be a busy 2018 :-)
    Cheers
    Stu

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    1. Not a game I am familiar with but will check it out. Plenty of plans for 2018 πŸ˜€

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    2. They had some lovely hex maps and character illistartions, but I never found a figures range that fully suited it.
      http://www.cryhavocfan.org/eng/suite/outremer/crgame.htm
      Cheers
      Stu

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  10. Nice to see the figures in action, though I sincerely hope they will be expanded to play a proper wargame.

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