Earlier in the week I introduced Perry Miniatures to Soldiers of God and ran an intro game for Michael, on his very nice desert terrain boards with his superb Crusaders collection (a hard day's work that). The game went down well, with Michael taking command of the Crusaders and conducting a left echelon attack with his Knights supported by Turcopoles, whilst I fougth with the Saracens, using Advance and Harass, horse archers on both flanks. All the miniatures are from the excellent Perry range (as are many of mine).
Michael picked up the rules quickly and, after a couple of hours, his attack had narrowly broken my force, his Knights proving themselves some seriously tough-hombres as they battered their way forwards, being in melee from turn 1 until the end of the game. My horse archers struggled this time, I didn't see many Loose! action cards... but the repeated Rally cards probably kept me in the fight far longer and made the game closer than it felt. I always felt under the hammer on this one.
Here are some shots of the game in progress. You can see more pics on the Perry's fb page.
Soldiers of God is now available from Perry Miniatures, in the books section of their website.
My forces broke, with the Crusaders having just 2 morale value left. A defeat and my winning run is ended at 9 games!.