Although raiders had crossed from Morocco for several years it was Tariq ibn Ziyad, in 711, that led the first major invasion force.
Dark Ages are the Early Middle Ages which I interpret as from the fall of Rome (476 AD) to 1000 AD
Muslim Rulers of Al-Andalus
A chronological list of Muslim rulers in Al-Andalus.
Reconquista Wargaming Project
I’m rather fond of the Reconquista so have a bunch of armies. I don’t play so much now, mostly for the lack of a large scale set of rules that I like.
Painting Guide for Muslims of Al-Andalus
Arab fashions came and went, but there were certain patterns which applied across all Muslim lands: I give a general description then some specifics from certain regions.
Military Equipment of the Reconquista and Hundred Years War
A quick look at key bits of kit.
Andalusian Order of Battle
Andalusian armies were composed of a number of elements. The proportion of these elements changed depending on the political situation, and particular armies would concentrate on some and not others.
Christian Rulers of the Reconquista
Rulers of Christian Spain and Portugal during the Reconquista.
Sources for the Fall of Rome
An annotated bibliography for the Fall of Rome and the Barbarian Kingdoms.
Visigothic Kings of Spain
I wanted to know the names and chronology of the Visigothic Kings of Spain.
Wars of Spain and Portugal
My specialty is ‘Luso-Spanish’ Military History, that is, the wars of Spain and Portugal or, put another way, Iberian Wars. This specialty has pros and cons. The pros are that it covers a lot of history and I have an excuse to buy armies from some fascinating conflicts. The cons are exactly the same as the pros.