Quite a lot to show this week. I have added 40 Ottoman Turk portraits to the  “Units” file and increased the number of  portraits in the “Leaders” file to 48. These now include command units and flags for the Kingdom Of Granada, North African & Golf Arab states as well as a set for the Ottomans. Please see updated images of both files below.

For both files I have large MS Word tables to plot the identity and location if each and every portrait in the file. I  have also created much smaller summery files to make it easier to see at a glance what they contain. Its also easier to import these directly in to this blog to show what is in them. Here are the details so far.

Units File

Images 000-016 = Mamluk units (17 unit portraits)

Images 017-024 = generic Turcoman units (8 unit portraits)

Images 025-039 = generic Arab units (15 unit portraits)

Images 040-079 = Ottoman Turk units (40) unit portraits)

Leaders File

Images 000-003 = Mamluk generic leaders & flags

Images 004-019 = Minor Turcoman states leaders & flags 004-007 Karamanid, 008-011 Dulkadirid, 012-015  Ramadan  & 016-019 Turcoman mercenary leaders.

Images 020-042 = Minor Arab states leaders & flags 020-023 Persian Gulf States, (inc Oman) 020-027 Kingdom of Granada, 028-031 Zayyanid, 032-033 Algiers Ottoman Period, 034-035 Arab Mercenary Leaders, 036-039 Hafsid & 040-042 Barbary pirate standards.

Images 043-047 = Ottoman Turk  leaders & flags

The next stage is to start work on leader images for specific individuals and to do leader and unit images for the Tartar / Mongol nations. The Khanate’s of the Crimea and  Northern Yuan will get their own sets of dedicated unit images (15 and 10 respectively) as well as a set of 3 leaders and a flag each, and there will be 15 generic Tartar unit  images plus sets of 3 leaders and a flag for 6 smaller Khanates.



Quite a lot to blog about this week.  I have added 15 generic Arab images to the "units" file, and have also started on the "leaders" file.  For this, I am planning that each army or force covered, will have a flag image and 3 generic leader images I'm allocating the first 500 slots in the 960 slot  "leaders" file to such generic images, the next 400 to portraits of specific leaders (Charles V Suleiman the Magnificent etc) and the remaining 60 images for flags of specific units.  I understand from HPS that there is nothing to stop me adding extra slots here up to and over 1000.

As things stand there are now 16 leader images in the "leaders" file 4  Mamluk, and 4 each for the 3 minor Turkoman Emirates of  Dulkadir, Karaman and Ramazan. All three were minor powers in eastern Anatolia in the 15th and early  16th centuries and fought both in their own right and as allies of the Ottoman, Mamluks and Safavids at various times.  They have no images in the "units" file of their own, but will use the 8 existing Turkoman images already there.  Please see below both the "units" file with the Arabs added, and the “leaders” file with the first 16 images described above.



I have now made the Turcoman Auxiliary units for REN II which will be able to serve in both Ottoman & Mamluk armies. In the end I decided to reduced the number of images from 13 to 8 in order to have more image slots available for use in other armies.

Here is the “Units” file with the Turcoman images added in.



Here at long last is my heavily revised  scenario for the battle of Tours 732 AD. A big thank you is due to stockwellpete for his patience in play testing the several drafts of the game and in revising the map and orders of battle to improve play balance. Thanks to him it’s a much better game now.


Much of the delay has been down to the increasing amount of my design time that has gone into the REN II project. From now on I will be alternating work on bite size chunks of REN II with the creation of Field of Glory scenarios. Next up will be the Tucuman Auxiliary unit graphics for REN II to be followed by my Stamford Bridge 1066 AD scenario for Field of Glory, for which I have a draft map and the orders of battle already done.