Friday, 21 April 2017

Cover Design

Here's the first draft of the cover design:

The design has yet to be finalised, and the photo may change, but the basic elements are all there.  You can download a full size A4 pdf from the samples page.

Field of Blood

If you were wondering where the name Ager Sanguinis came from the rules are named after a battle in 1119.  On June 28, Roger of Salerno's Crusader army of the Principality of Antioch was annihilated by the army of Ilghazi of Mardin, the Artuqid ruler of Aleppo.

The battle took place between the end of the first and the beginning of the second. Wikipedia lists three different names for the battle: the Battle of Ager Sanguinis, also known as the Battle of the Field of Blood, the Battle of Sarmada, or the Battle of Balat.

More information.


Welcome to the home of James Roach's latest wargames project: Ager Sanguinis, Wargames Rules for Crusader Warfare.

This site is intended to keep people up to date on all the pre-publication news and gossip. After publication the site will become a place for updates and for additional resources associated with the rules such as army lists and campaign rules.

Perhaps best known for his painting skills and superbly illustrated blog James is also a keen developer of wargames rules. As regular readers of his blog will know he puts a lot of effort into testing, fine tuning and adapting rules to produce playable games that reflect his reading of history. Ager Sanguinis is the result of one such exercise.