Friday, 21 April 2017

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.

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