The coastal road north of Asurf, September the 7th, 1191 A.D. Take that man’s blade; his armor is a disgrace! The Third Crusade began with the capture of the city of Acre, the ultimate goal to seize Jerusalem. King Richard the Lionheart of England saw the port city of Jaffa as a vital staging post on the road to the holy city and resolved to take it. Martialing the crusader forces, King Richard marches south to rest the city from Saracean hands. Shadowing this invading army from inland, the great sultan and leader of the Saracens, Saladin, waits for an opportunity to strike. Saladin draws his army into battle formation in a forest near Asurf, an ideal position from which to launch an ambush. In readiness for the inevitable Saracean attack, King Richard’s men march in a formation that will allow them to respond quickly; his archers and crossbowmen hug the coast with a stream of cavalry and infantry between them and the Saracens. We shall put them to the sword, or put them to flight! Saladin springs the attack with terrifying quickness, hoping to drive the crusaders into the sea. Let’s start moving; into the breach! Any man who runs will answer to my wrath! Steady lads, rank up!