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Offline Engel

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Re: 13th century Danish Crusader army
« Reply #45 on: June 01, 2018, 10:00:25 AM »

Im loving this thread

Offline Knight-Captain Tyr

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Re: 13th century Danish Crusader army
« Reply #46 on: June 04, 2018, 11:39:36 AM »
Truly great stuff. I absolutely love the weathered, gritty look your figures have.
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Offline Erik

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Re: 13th century Danish Crusader army
« Reply #47 on: June 09, 2018, 08:02:26 PM »
In order to give our troops some combat experience, I dug out my old Mighty Empires game and set up a map to resemble a coastline with two cities for the crusader and some interior with rivers, forest and some mountains for the pagans. The first battles have been river crossing and this week was no different. The pagans attack toward the crusader main settlement (Tallin en spe). The forces were almost evenly matched with 100 points for the Crusaders and 120 for the pagans (we use To the Strongest were recommended force size are from 100-160 points).

The crusaders have taken up position along the river and are dead set on defending their supply of ale!

The Hvide boys charge across the river to give extra time for the infantry to whittle down the advancing pagans.

The lines close but the archers and crossbowmen fail to make an effect.

So Johannes Ebbesen steppes up and gives them proper encouragement

It works and an entire Warband of pagan warriors is destroyed (normally disordering the enemy is the main objective for missile troops)

However, the overeager knights have ground to a complete hold and are surrounded by the pagan warrior. Many are killed and the rest flee back across the river.

in spite of the success of the missile troops it's not enough and with the knight running the pagans reach the river bank all along the battle line. Some of them start making it across the river and the Danes are soon routed from the field.

For those of you who haven't tried it To the Strongest is well worth a go. its fast and clean and gives good results. We actually played two games that night and had time to move on the Mighty Empires board in between.

I hope to have my last knight ready for this thread in a couple of day and then I might also post a picture of the army so fare.


Offline Dr. Zombie

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Re: 13th century Danish Crusader army
« Reply #48 on: June 11, 2018, 06:51:48 PM »
Great pictures and write up.

I am really liking the “To the strongest” rules. You can have two big battles with big armies in one evening. What’s not to like.

I am looking forward to the class photo of your army.


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