The crusader chooses to attack Damascus from West, where apple orchard will give them food. They arrive on July 23rd. The Moslem's armies are ready to face them and attack the crusader in orchards outside Damascus. Damascus asks for help from Saifudin Ghazi I from Aleppo and Nuruddin Zengi from Mosul. Then they attack the crusader's camps. Crusader defeat and retreat from Damascus wall to the orchards, that's make them easy to attack by Moslem's guerilla movement.
In July 27th, the crusader chooses to move to East, where Damascus defense is easier to pass, but with less food and water. Nuruddin and Saifudin have arrived. With Nuruddin on battlefield, there is impossible to crusader to back to their best position. The local crusader leader refuses to continue the ambush, and the three Lord have no choice except to leaves the city. Conrad first, then the rest of his army choose to retreat back to Jerusalem on July 28th. When they retreat, the crusader followed by Turkey's archers and attacking them.
Taken and translate from Wikipedia Indonesia "Perang Salib Kedua" (English: The Second Crusade).
Great to have some more historical maps! Very well done with the design by the way.
Posted on 06/10/09 @ 04:50 PM
I agree,it's good to have more historical maps for crusader,looks great on mini-map and even better in the game.Well done!
Posted on 06/10/09 @ 07:05 PM
Really well done again, LordBalian!
I also agree, good to have another good mapmaker creating some enjoyable historical maps!
Great landscape along with a pretty, well defended city!
Nice idea of letting yourself decide how much resources the AI will collect for you by simply (not) killing his workers!
The full armory enabled me to recover some lost troops - no, not all but one crossbowmen this time^^ - but after the 1 year preparation for the hostile army, crusader crashed! I had been playing for about one hour and then this: unable to fight off the final invasion just because I have version 1.1, not 1.2 ... just sad!^^
By the way your Readme-Site is quite good-looking!
[Edited on 06/10/09 @ 07:09 PM]
LordBalian File Author
Posted on 06/12/09 @ 08:32 AM
Many thanks for download. Just for information about the name of Nuruddin and Saifuddin, their English name is Nur Ad-din and Saif Ad-din.
The second series of Age of Crusade has arrived, it's call "Army of Seljuk". Hope you enjoy guys.