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This blog presents my different wargames armies, after action reports, campaigns which I have run, some scenarios and a presentation of some of the different rules I play. The pages at the top of the blog contain historical information on the periods that interest me. They are an aid to my poor memory, and not in any way exhaustive nor necessarily correct. As I am an Englishman living in France, some pages are in English and others in French...sorry, I am too lazy to translate...

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dimanche 5 mai 2013

Sicilian Arabs (827-1091)

This army is an opponent for my Nikephorian Byzantines, with whom they contended for control of southern Italy, up until the Norman "bliztkrieg".

Bedouin light horse open the way for the medium and heavy lance-armed cavalry.  Arab cavalry did not generally use a bow.

Foot troops are made up of Bedouin javelineers, African slingers and archers, and spearmen of varying quality.  The regular spear are dressed in red with black shields.

Levy spearmen are much less reliable.

The army also relies on a large contingent of archers, be they drawn from among the local population or mercenaries hired in Africa.

This is a 200 pt army for Art de la Guerre.  Given the options available for several of the troop types (medium or heavy cavalry, elite or levy status for the cavalry and spearmen...), various combinations are possible.  Obviously this army can fight in many theatres with only minor changes.

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