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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Mar 2022 9:59 p.m. PST

"Looking for something colourful to start the year I dug out Wargames Soldiers and Strategy Magazine No 116. (On a side note I am finding WSS an increasingly good magazine👍) David Davies had an article/scenario on the battle of Mersivan, in the unlikely event he reads this thanks for setting the scenario up. I am sure people who take the time to submit would feel happy people not only read but play the scenarios ? Anyway I won't cover the background in detail, as it is covered in brief in the magazine and on the internet. But in terms of context for our battle. Mersivan took place in 1101, a mixed and disunited force of Germans, Franks, Lombards and Byzantines were caught out by the Turkish leader Kilij Arslan. Over a period of three days on the flat arid terrain of Anatolia well suited to the Turkish cavalry the crusaders were pretty much wiped out by the mobile cut and run tactics of the Turkish cavalry…"

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