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Crusader Jerusalem

Our man in Jerusalem reports on the sights of Crusader-era Jerusalem.

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coopman Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2018 7:38 p.m. PST

I like anything with Vikings…the Crusades…the Hastings campaign…the 100YW…and the Wars of Scottish Independence. I would need a lot of figures to cover all of that! I have Normans, Saxons, Vikings and some Saracens currently. Anybody else feel the same?

Winston Smith13 Nov 2018 8:05 p.m. PST

I don't build in a "new" period unless I'm interested in that particular army.

Winston Smith13 Nov 2018 8:07 p.m. PST

I lied. I did both sides in AWI and Irish 1920. Or NW Frontier…

But in Ancients, I built one army. And then I got interested in allies or enemies. But one army at a time.

Thresher0114 Nov 2018 1:41 a.m. PST

There are a lot of really great "periods" in the Medieval era.

I'd go with armies or battles you like, and like Dorito's, you can't just have one……..

I like the Crusades – several options here; 100YW early, mid, and late periods for that; Wars of the Roses, plus the European Continent fights during this period too; and , the Italian Wars as well – 1490 – 1525 for me.

Thresher0114 Nov 2018 1:43 a.m. PST

Some people build DBA/DBR armies, to help get around the need for large, multiple armies that are really large.

DBA is especially good for smaller armies, and quick battles.

DBR, IIRC, requires more troops, but perhaps not as many as some other rules sets.

Dervel Fezian14 Nov 2018 4:02 a.m. PST

I have been 1066 Hastings through first Crusade using triumph rules and some of the same figures.

One nice thing about Triumph is that you can play small battles with smaller armies and it scales up easily to much larger ones.

The great thing about Norman armies is that you can fight against anything from Viking/Saxon shieldwalls to Saracen Horsebow swarms.

jowady14 Nov 2018 4:48 p.m. PST

Something to remember is that the "Crusades" covers an enormous amount of time and territory, from The Holyland in the late XIth Century though up to the late XVth in Spain.

coopman Supporting Member of TMP15 Nov 2018 10:20 a.m. PST

I ended up buying nearly 100 Norman infantry. That will keep my paint brush busy for quite a while and they are amongst the most versatile infantry that I could get, IMO.

dapeters18 Jan 2019 1:25 p.m. PST

The other thing about Normans is you can use them for early crusades. And if your not too picky, they can also be used for mid to later period eastern European.

Bozkashi Jones21 May 2019 5:01 a.m. PST

Yep, I feel the same!

Early 11th century, the Norman Invasion, the reign of Henry I, the Anarchy, the Great Revolt against Henry II, the Baron's Wars, the wars of Edward I, 100YW, the WotR…

So much fascinating history (though admittedly very anglo-centric).

DBA with Baccus 6mm is the only way to cope!

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