Monday, 18 November 2013

Horisont V - Kingdom of Heaven

Fresh from a couple of days gaming at Horisont V with some photos of the Third Crusade game I hosted. Each army came in around 2750 points with two to three players aside.

First the Ayyubids. Two big units of Syrian halqa, two units of arab infantry (half with bows), two units of Turcoman light horse, some Mamluk cavalry and a gaggle of skirmishers - all Musketeer Miniatures, painted by Howard Gray (oblivion@cix.co.uk), and based by me:

Then the Third Crusaders. two units of MO knights, and another of Crusader (mounted) knights, with dismounted crusaders, some mercenary Italian crossbowmen and allied Kingdom of Jerusalem foot (half with crossbows) - all Perry Miniatures, painted and based by me:







Mostly positive response with only one announcing the rules/lists were broke after his Syrian halqa received take a right kicking off some Templars and then get cut down when they eventually broke!

So obviously it's something we'll have to address in a future errata - or not :-)))


To be fair, the Ayyubids are not an easy army to play. Even for experienced players they may present a bit of a challenge. I'd planned on a 8x4, but ended up on a shorter board, which didn't help. These guys certainly need the space.

Anyway, looks like we'll be doing a re-run at Aalborg sometime soon and maybe another location yet to be confirmed ;-)



16 comments:

  1. Fantastisk show! Truly a gennemstegt effort on your behalf!

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  2. Great looking pictures of great looking armies!

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  3. Looking very nice!

    Not much terrain in the desert ;)

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    1. There was a small village off camera, but I do need to do some trees and low hills to match the repainted boards.

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  4. Great looking armies, just what I wanted as inspiration now.
    Thanks.

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  5. Very, very impressive Janner! These are fantastic armies...

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  6. Absolutely awesome figures! I only watched 'Kingdom of Heaven' yesterday on DVD and seeing your figures has got me thinking about starting a new period! :-)

    Best wishes,
    Jason
    (lightbobsandpaintblobs.blogspot.co.uk)

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    1. Do it Jason. Don't stop to think, but go directly to the twins or Musketeer, and buy toys!

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  7. Really nice figures. I like them a lot. Keep up the good work.

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  8. Is there any chance to get to see more pictures of the Ayyabid force?
    Thanks/ Jonas

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    1. Sure Jonas. I'm running the game next Saturday at Tinsoldaten and will try to remember to take some photos :)

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