The Knights Templar in Outremer in the time of the Leper King

The Norman Saga

The Anarchy

Ager Sanguinis

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The Game

 

MONTGISARD is the name of the battle won by Baldwin IV, the Leper King of Jerusalem in 1177 against the Egyptian army of Saladin. This game is an extension for AGER SANGUINIS and introduces new knight Templar counters as well as famous characters like Reynald de Chatillon, Balian of Ibelin and the Leper King himself. 

Box Contents:

> 4 full-color tactical maps, giving a possibility of many different terrains;
> 1 underground map;
> 2 full-color campaign maps;
> 3 A4 sheets of playing pieces printed in full color;
>
One 40-page booklet of historical background and additional rules
   and both strategic and tactical scenarios;
>
4 play sheets for handy reference;
> 1 10-sided die.


Now released!

 

The Characters

   
The various factions are displayed through counters using the Outremer/Croisades format. A 3-letter marking system will enable easy differentiation of the various playing pieces on the maps. Counters are available on A4 sheets (8.3" x 11.7"):
> A4 countersheet - Crusaders (Front - Back)
> 
A4 countersheet - Saracens (Front - Back)
> 
A4 countersheet - Miscellaneous (Front - Back)

Note: Click on the counters below to see larger size artwork.

The Knights Templar

Templar 1  Templar 2  Templar 3  Templar 4 Templar 5 Templar 6

> Knight
   Templar 1

> Knight
   Templar  2

> Knight
   Templar  3

> Knight
   Templar  4

> Knight
   Templar  5

> Knight
   Templar  6

> Knight
   Templar 7

> Knight
   Templar 8

> Turcopoles

> Sergeants
   Templar

> Dignitary
   Templar 1

> Dignitary
   Templar 2

The Hospitallers
       

> Knight
   Hospitaller 1

> Knight
   Hospitaller 2

       

The Nobles

Baldwin IV, the Leper King Reynald de Chatillon Balian of Ibelin Raymond of Tripoli  

> Baldwin IV,
   the Leper King

> Reynald de
   Chatillon

> Balian of Ibelin

> Raymond
   of Tripoli

> Milon

 
The Men-At-Arms

> King's Guard 1

> King's Guard 2

> City Nobles

> Light Infantry

> Crossbow

> Archers

The Civilians
     

> The True Cross

> Peasants

> Sybilla

     
The Ayyubids
     

> Mamluks 1

> Mamluks 2

> Ghilman

     

> Mamluks 3

> Ghilman 2

> Anatolian
   Medium Infantry

> Fatimid
   Medium Infantry

> Archers

> Fatimid
   Javelinmen

     

> Light Infantry

> Fatimid Militia

> Saladin

     

The Maps

The game will include 4 maps: A double map of the famous Crac des Chevaliers and 2 maps of open terrain, typical of Middle Eastern landscapes. An additional overlay (or actually underlay...) depicting the underground vaulted ramp of the Crac will be provided to add another challenge to the siege of the fortress.


> The Crac des Chevaliers

> (2) A2 maps
 (60cm x 80cm)
   

> The Vaulted Ramp
> (1) A3 map
 (30cm x 40cm)
> The Horn  > (1) A2 map
 (60cm x 40cm)
> The Wadi  > (1) A2 map
 (60cm x 40cm)
The Campaign Counters
The campaign counters represent the factions at war: Knights Templars, Franks from Jerusalem or Ayyubids.

> Knight Templar

> Templar
   combat group

> Baldwin IV,
   the Leper King

> Crusader
   Knight

> Crusader
   cavalry group

> Crusader   
   combat group

   

> Salah-ed-Din

> Ayyubid knight

> Ayyubid
   cavalry group

> Ayyubid
   combat group

 

 

The Campaign Maps
The campaign maps display two portions of the Holy Land, from Kerak to the Mediterranean Sea for the Judea map and from Acre to Beirut to Damascus for the Galilee map. They are designed to play several campaign scenarios. These maps use hexes which are the same size as those of the tactical maps.


>
Judaea

> A2
 (60cm x 40cm)


>
Galilee

> A2
 (60cm x 40cm)
The Rules
Play sheets - Tactical game PDF
> Terrain Sheet - 7.2 Mb
> Fire and Combat Sheet - 1.7 Mb
> Siege Sheet - 14.0 MB
Play sheets - Campaign game PDF
> Terrain Sheet & Tables - 6.9 Mb
> Campaign game Worksheet - 0.9 Mb
> Headcount Worksheet - 2.0 Mb
Historical Background, Rules & Scenarios PDF
> Booklet - 7.7 Mb
Scenario Balancing Utility:
This Excel tool will help you build balanced scenarios using the Purchase Table included in the Scenario booklet. All the characteristics of the various MONTGISARD characters are also included in various tabs.
ZIP (Excel)
> Scenario Balancing Utility - 38 Kb