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18 June Meeting – Battle of Civetot (1st Crusade) – Generals

 
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Craig



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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 10:30 am    Post subject: 18 June Meeting – Battle of Civetot (1st Crusade) – Generals Reply with quote

A few of us are planning to run a re-fight of the Battle of Civetot fought in 1096 between the Crusaders and the Seljuq Turks at the League of Ancients meeting on 18th June. We will be using DBMM version 2.1 with lots of lead on the table (both sides will be fielding 500 point armies).

We hope a few of us will join us and take a command, no previous experience with DBMM Is required and everything will be provided so you don’t need to do anything other than join in. So if you are interested in joining a large battle or giving DBMM a go please join us.

If you are interested just post in this thread or email me on c.stevenson@internode.on.net . You can join on the day if you like and there are commands spare.

The sides are:

Crusaders (lead by Geoffrey Burel)

CinC – Charles
Ally-general – Martin
Ally-general – vacant
Ally-general – vacant

Seljuq Turks – Sultanate of Rum (lead by Kilicarslan I)

CinC – Craig
Sub-general – Michael
Sub-general - vacant
Ally-general – vacant

The game is planned to be set up and ready to roll dice at 10:30 am on Sunday 18th June at the League of Ancients.

Battle of Civetot - Historical outcome

The Battle of Civetot occurred in 1096, and brought an end to the People's Crusade. After the disastrous defeat for the Crusaders in the Siege of Xerigordon, two Turkish spies spread a rumor that the Germans who had taken Xerigordon had also taken Nicaea, which caused excitement to get there as soon as possible to share in the looting. The Turks were waiting on the road to Nicaea. Peter the Hermit had gone back to Constantinople to arrange for supplies and was due back soon, and most of the leaders argued to wait for him to return (which he never did). However, Geoffrey Burel, who had taken command, argued that it would be cowardly to wait, and they should move against the Turks right away. His will prevailed and, on the morning of October 21, the entire army of 20,000 marched out toward Nicaea, leaving women, children, the old and the sick behind at the camp.

Three miles from the camp, where the road entered a narrow, wooded valley near the village of Dracon, the Turkish army was waiting. When approaching the valley, the crusaders marched noisily and were immediately subjected to a hail of arrows. Panic set in immediately and within minutes, the army was in full rout back to the camp. Most of the crusaders were slaughtered however, women, children, and those who surrendered were spared. Three thousand, including Geoffrey Burel, were able to obtain refuge in an abandoned castle.: Eventually the Byzantines under Constantine Katakalon sailed over and raised the siege; these few thousand returned to Constantinople, the only survivors of the People's Crusade.
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Turkish sub Craig
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have added you Michael.

Matt will be joining us if he can make it to the League on the 18th (he may have other commitments though). Commands are still available if people are looking for a game.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Game is on tomorrow, if you are interested we will have a command for you.
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