Today's episode looks at Game #4 in the series pitting a rematch between Steve and David. In Game #3, Steve and David faced off. In Game #4, they meet again. This time, they switch sides. Steve commands the Christians. David commands the Muslims.
Sometimes, the battle is never over until it is over. This is one such instance.
Let's see how the battle played out. (Arrows: White=move; Yellow=retreat; Red=melee).
|Battle opens with both armies advancing.|
|Christian knights throw caution to the wind |
and charge into the Muslim center.
|The knights crash into the Muslim line.|
|The shock of impact sends Muslim cavalry to the rear.|
Pursuit is only stopped by intervention of heavy foot.
|The white knights are put to flight|
|as the camel lancers move up.|
|Two bodies of knights ready the charge.|
|The knights charge into the heavy Muslim foot|
and the infantry are pushed back.
|The continuing Christian pursuit carries it into the camels.|
The leftmost knight is repulsed when it charges
a steady large unit of heavy infantry.
|The camel lancers are driven off.|
The Christian right comes under attack from light cavalry.
|While the Christian knights continue to dominate |
the center of the battle, Muslim light cavalry cut down
skirmishers and sweep around the flank.
|Two knights head to the rear!|
|Still, the knights continue their rampage|
deep into the enemy center.
|Scattering the enemy in pursuit, |
the knights are wreaking great destruction.
|Another Muslim cavalry units meets it ends.|
Victory looks within Christian grasp.
|The only concern for the Christians is that their left is |
weakening. Units are wearing down from hard fighting.
|A closer look reveals that the Christian left |
is in flight save for a few skirmishers.
|Like the rise of Phoenix, the Muslims strike back.|