Category: Legends of Al-Andalus

I was attracted to Legends of Araby by Two Hour Wargames because of the Arabian Nights theme and its reputation for good Solo Wargaming potential via the campaign system. Having purchased these rules I’ve two problems: (1) Legends of Araby was written in 2003 and the rules do not reflect current thinking; (2) I’m more interested in Spain and Portugal so a more apt setting for me is Al-Andalus and the Reconquista.. Legends of Al-Andalus is not stand alone. You’ll need both Chain Reaction 3.0 Swordplay and Legends of Araby to play this campaign. This is so that Two Hour Wargames get the kudos and revenue due to them.


Locations within Legends of Al-Andalus

Legends of Al-Andalus is set in “the Emirate”. In fact it could be any of the Taifa kingdoms of the period. That context defines the the locations of interest and the encounters you might have.

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Talk the Talk – A Legends of Al-Andalus Encounter

Many encounters in Legends of Al-Andalus are just a conversation and don’t lead to violence. But with a bad reaction, and this is common against foreigners and hated enemy, violence can result.

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Encountering Villagers in Legends of Al-Andalus

In Legends of Al-Andalus you might encounter the Villagers. This section is used for villagers in fertile area of the Emirate near the City (the Vega) or their kindred in the nearby mountains (the Sierra). The villagers of the Sierra are slightly more militant than their compatriots of the Vega. They have to be given they regularly have to face raids by bandits and adjacent powers.

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Historical Setting for Legends of Al-Andalus

Legends of Al-Andalus takes place in one of the many Taifa Kingdoms in in the Iberian peninsular in 1030 AD.

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Encounters when Self Employed in Legends of Al-Andalus

Self employed characters in Legends of Al-Andalus more or less choose their location and then roll for encounters.

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How to Play Legends of Al-Andalus

Here’s a rough guide to playing Legends of Al-Andalus.

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Non-player Characters (NPCs) in Legends of Al-Andalus

This section lists the type so non-player characters that can be encountered in Legends of Al-Andalus. See Legends of Araby for any details omitted here.

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Encountering Mujahidun in Legends of Al-Andalus

In Legends of Al-Andalus you might encounter Mujahidun.

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Encountering the Emir’s Army in Legends of Al-Andalus

In Legends of Al-Andalus you might encounter the Emir’s army. In fact this section is used for the army of all Muslim states, including the Emirate and its enemies.

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Encounters within Legends of Al-Andalus

Encounters are the engagements that have to be played out during Legends of Al-Andalus.

Defining Characters for Legends of Al-Andalus

Two Hour Wargames are light weight role playing games. Like all role playing games they require generating a character. Being light means the characteristics are few and high level.

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Encountering a Christian Army in Legends of Al-Andalus

In Legends of Al-Andalus you might encounter the army of one of the Christian states.

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Encountering a Caravan in Legends of Al-Andalus

In Legends of Al-Andalus you might encounter the Caravan.

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