Medieval Volume 1

THE FIRST CRUSADE
Setting the scene for this month’s theme content, including a timeline of events and plenty of wargaming ideas.

BATTLE OF DORYLAEUM
One of the deciding battles of the First Crusade. The Battle of Dorylaeum was a desperate fight for survival between the crusading forces of Bohemond and Robert of Normandy and the assaulting armies of Kilij Arslan.

ISLAMIC ARMIES OF THE FIRST CRUSADE
A close look at the armies of the Seljuk Turks and Fatimid Caliphate – the forces which faced the crusading hordes.

HOW TO BUILD A SIEGE TOWER
Sieges were a significant part of the First Crusade  and if you are going to wargame a siege you are going to need a siege tower. Here’s your step-by-step guide to building one….

THE POWER AND THE GLORY
The culmination of the Crusaders’ efforts in the Holy Land was the capture of the city of Jerusalem. This article presents a wealth of background for the ‘main event’ and a scenario for replaying some of the action.

THE FIRST CRUSADE RULES ROUNDUP
Some suggestions for First Crusade game play.

DEUS VULT
Following the release of their new rules for “wargaming the time of the Crusades” Dylan Owen and Alessio Cavatore tell us about the game they created for Fireforge Games, and its design philosophies.

THE PINE WOOD OF TEVAR
The Spanish warlord El Cid is best known as a slayer of Moors, However, he also spent a substantial amount of his career fighting other Christians. In this article Warhammer: El Cid author James Morris explores one of his lesser known battles.

AIN JALUT, 1260
Many miles from their natural stomping ground, Ain Jalut became the high-watermark of Mongol expansion. For the first time the Mongol hordes whose Empire covered half of Asia were decisively beaten. We explore the battle and the protagonists, and a present a scenario for the re-fight.