The Battles of Dorylaeum, Antioch, Ascalon, Harran, Montsigard, Arsuf
Fast playing . . . easily understandable rules . . . unusual battles . . . lots of action . . . lots of color . . . lots of cavalry … great leaders . . . lots of Fun.That's what you get with GMT's series on Warfare in the Middle Ages, Men of Iron. The system demonstrates why cavalry reigned supreme during the era of The Crusades with the second game in the series, Infidel.
Infidel focuses on the major battles of the early Crusades era between the Christians and the Muslims. This is a period that saw cavalry reign supreme, and pitted the European heavy cavalry - armored "knights" - system against the Eastern/Turkish light cavalry tactics.
Infidel is designed for quick learning and easy play. Game rules are short, there are no "turns" - play is Continual, with ample opportunities to steal play from your opponent - and combat resolution is a single dieroll.Playing time is about 1-2 hours, per battle.
Infidel is also GMT's gift to the gamer who enjoys playing solitaire. The system is designed for both individual and face-to-face play without any loss in insight or Fun. Each game is a "paper time machine" that allows players to see what happened in these famous battles and why.