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Soldiers of God Test Game Part Two

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My solo game of "Soldiers of God" continued last night. (Part One here). I documented every move, took lots of photos etc. I left it open in the Blogger app on the iPad. This morning it was all gone - MUST HIT SAVE !!!!

So in this post I will do a little write up on my thoughts on the rules.

I found that noting down every detail (as in part one) was a brilliant way to learn the rules. As I was sharing my game on the blog I felt the need to be precise so I checked each action. I think I got just about everything right. Playing Solo isn't the same as having a real opponent but it does let you take your time.
The Book

Handy A5 format. Lots of nice pictures and an Index. I couldn't find some things in the Index so not 100%, but it had most things. There is a very brief historical section, the main rules, scenarios, mini campaign, army lists and siege rules. The QRS and army roster are printed at the back just before the Index. I made up my own QRS and rosters on the comp…

Soldiers of God Test Game Part One

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A week ago I bought a copy of "Soldiers of God" by Warwick Kinrade. This is my first solo game with the rules.

I selected two 150 point armies. The Crusaders had:
One 3 stand unit of holy order Knights Two 2 stand units of Knights Two 3 stand units of crossbows (2 units is not strictly legal but I don't have crusader archers yet) Two 4 stand units of men at arms (foot) One 2 stand unit of Turcopoles 3 Commanders
The rules put these into 3 "battles"
The Saracens had:
Four 3 stand units of horse archers Two 3 stand units of Ghulums Two 4 stand units of Adath (militia  spears) Two 4 stand units of archers One 2 stand unit of Arab Tribal Cavalry Two mounted commanders and one on foot Again in three "battles"
This was the deployment:

Note the cards, these drive the game.
Three cards are allocated to each side to denote their battle plan. These are allocated one per battle and they stay with that battle for the game.
As I was playing solo I selected the bat…

28mm "Saracen" Cavalry Comparison

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I have taken a couple of photos to compare some of the "Saracen" cavalry that I have.]

From Left to Right: GB Plastic, GB Plastic, Perry, Perry, GB Metal, GB Metal

From Left to Right: GB Metal, GB Metal, GB Plastic, GB Plastic, Perry, Perry
From Left to Right: GB Plastic, GB Plastic, Perry, Perry
As you can see they mix well.