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Battle of Aliwal 1846

Battle of Aliwal 1846
By Michael Perry

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Cararvan Raid

Hi Gents,
I'm finally in the new house the games room is almost complete I can now set up and leave up the whole Acre terrain setting. I'm planning on getting a few skirmish games going rule still to be decided. This will be one scenario that will be gamed the Caravan raid.

Renaud de Chatillon famously attacked a caravan supposedly carrying Saladin's sister as you can imagine this didn't go down well. 

The rich caravan would make tempting pickings.

You can just about make out Gerard de Ridefort (Renaud's old pal) behind the priest who would no doubt be advising Gods will in this type of scenario.

Travelling in these caravans gave a bit of safety in numbers.

Especially if you had a rich emir with some of his retinue travelling with you.
Now I can guess the sinking feeling as you see as dust cloud gather in the distance.

You cant cross over just anyone's land if you haven't paid the toll.
oblivious they carry on.

These sort of raids were very common during the Crusades.

The templars would have been involved at various times.

A few cross bow to accompany the Knights.

Fight or flight.

Common-sense means flight. 

And he's not the only one.

These raids could be brutal.

But some would stand their ground.

The spoils of war.

Back to the stronghold to divide the goodies.

I'm very pleased I can now leave this set up out.

I can feel a reived interest in the Crusades coming on.

Still a way to go with this collection.

The full set up is 4000x1500mm so a decent size to game on.

I'm picking up my siege of Malta scenery tomorrow from Dave at TM terrain. Dave has stored this for me for a year now when I was doing the renovation looking forward to showing it off during the Christmas holidays.

Best wishes


  1. Wonderful collection and photos Willie.
    DJ has done you proud once more.'
    You must be happy your fantastic new display room is now a reality

  2. Great photos and some very clever pictorial story telling.Nice one.

  3. What a fantastic minis and scenery!!

  4. Inspiring, fantastic photos and figuree Willie!

    1. Thanks Phil hopefully post more often now I have moved.

  5. Great scenario Willie accentuated by the lovely set up. I particularly like the camels which really add to the eye candy.Best of luck with the new home and the games room. Both are exciting projects, but dont get Mr Jarvis in to decorate, he isnt very good with a five inch brush.

    1. Thanks Robbie Dave's best kept to the minis haha.

  6. Lovely, figures and super scenery,great photo storytelling!
    Best Iain

  7. What a great looking setup Willie!

  8. Beautiful presentation, Willie. The traveler blowing into the jug and making a loud tuba "UMPAH UMPAH!" sound to warn the others of impending trouble, is my favorite figure in this drama.

    1. Hahaha Jay you never fail to make me laugh😂

  9. Stunning pictures of you collection.

  10. Amazing as always Willie a true inspiration to all your follow gamers.



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