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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2021 8:26 p.m. PST

"Lying between Christian Toledo and Muslim Cordoba, the plains around Calatrava were strategically crucial during the decades on either side of 1200. That is why the Knights of Calatrava had fortified the site and constructed other castles in the region. In 1195, caliph al-Mansur won a victory at Alarcos, and seized the fortresses; but in 121 2 the combined forces of Christian Spain turned the tables at Las Navas de Tolosa. This was to prove a decisive point in the progress of the Reconquista. From now on the Muslim states were militarily outmatched…."

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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian10 Jan 2021 7:23 a.m. PST

Courtesy of the Weapons and Warfare website

Legionarius10 Jan 2021 10:43 a.m. PST

An important battle in the long history of the Reconquista. Well worth researching and wargaming.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2021 2:28 p.m. PST

Glad you like it my friend! (smile)

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