Archive for the ‘Crusader rex’ Category


crusades[1]So here’s the final instalment of my variant units for Crusader Rex.  When I read about the Order of St Lazarus I just had to include these colourful chaps. The image of Leper Knights in combat and what their Muslim opponents must have thought of them is a strong one.  Also the Harafish / Harafishah translated meaning “rabble” yet also regarded as competent siege engineers were also worthy of inclusion.  This pretty much covers most types although I had toyed with a black block for a children’s crusade unit who would enter via an event card.  That all got a bit complicated and the lack of ability to produce the card effectively knocked that on the head so for the time being this is the end.

As before, the idea was to add a few extra units to give a bit of historical flavour of extra troops not covered in the core game. Cherry pick who you want. At last count this had over 260 downloads from BGG keeping in line with the other submissions of about 100 per year so hopefully some people are getting some enjoyment from my labours. Deus Vult/Masha’Allah!

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IMG_1389After watching the first part of Labyrinth on tv last night it reminded me to put up some more of my offerings for this game.  This time Variant #2 has Slingers made up from the Pilgrim blocks and supplemented by camp followers, the Saracen Ahdath city militia, and Sudanese Archers.  The final part will follow later.

I’ve also put a link to both these files in the Wargames section.

As before, the idea was to add a few extra blocks/units to give a bit of historical flavour to elements or troops not covered in the original game. Just cherry pick who you want to add. At last count this had over 200 downloads from BGG.

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richard_the_lionheart_statue_by_venozio-d41t7cj[1]Well after discovering that the links I put up on the CR part of my wargames blog don’t actually work, (you need a BGG account apparently) I’ve decided to save the docs another way and make accessible via this medium. So here it is. Crusader Rex Variant #1 Armenians of Cilicia, Ghazi’s and Muttawi’ah. I’ll make the other variant rules available in slower time and you will also be able to access via the CR part of the Wargames menu.
The idea was to add a few extra blocks/units to give a bit of historical flavour to elements or troops not covered in the original game. This entry went down fairly well on the BGG community with over 325 downloads to date so hopefully I’m doing something right that other old farts like me will appreciate.

So here it is:- Crusader_Rex_variant_1