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Battle of Aliwal 1846

Battle of Aliwal 1846
By Michael Perry

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

The temptations of Acre

Hi gents,

I was thinking about the Third Crusade today and remembered reading about the French contingent not wanting to leave the comforts and ladies of Acre for the hardship of the road to Arsuf. Richard the Lion Heart had different ideas and sent troops back to Acre to encourage the French to leave the brothels they had become attached to!
The working girls of Acre

The Bishop about to put an end to the French fun.

Incidents like this made Richard decree that only washer women were allowed to accompany the army on the march.

The French hang there heads in shame.

The Bishop remonstrating

Party's over for these guys.
Repent now and re-join the Crusade.
The French stragglers did re-join the Crusade but more of that later.
Thanks for stopping by
Best wishes


  1. Ohh. great little story to those lovely pictures to. Keep it up

  2. Wonderful vignette! I can hear the kneeling lad in the last pic saying "bless me father for I have very many times." ;-)

  3. Excellent looking figures, Love the Bishop figure!

  4. Lovely figures and backdrops. I like the bold and clean heraldry of this era.

  5. Great diorama!

    Greetings from Brazil!


  6. Stunning Pictures !

    best regards Michael

  7. There's always one stick in the ud that has to spoil the fun!

    Great work and great fun!


  8. excellent, what range are the women from?