My scenario for the battle of Las Navas De Tolosa 1212 AD has now been through several closed beta tests and subsequent revisions with 2 of my established virtual sparring partners. At this point I thought it would be a good idea to make it available for more general testing and invite players to post feedback using the option to make comments on this blog. The open beta version of the scenario can be downloaded here.

At this point the scenario text and bibliography still needs to be typed in and checked, something I will be making arrangements to do over the next couple of weeks. I have also put the full orders of battle for both sides into an MS Word document which has been saved into the scenario folder for easy viewing.

To balance the scenario (which was previously weighted to heavily in the Christians favour) I have cut scenario length down to 10 turns. Any result other than a Christian victory by game turn 10 should be deemed to be a victory for the Almohades on the basis that had the battle been drawn out longer than it actually was then the superior numbers of the Almohades would have told to a greater extent.

This week I have also made a start on the Glossary page in the “Scenario Design Resources” sub section of the “Resource Centre” part of this website. The idea here  is to provide a source of relevant words and wordings to help give orders of battle and scenarios generally a suitably authentic feel.

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