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The battle of Crécy 1346

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Version: The Conquerors 1.0c
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The idea behind the scenario was to program it later, but that was too complicated for me. So it is now a panorama of the Battle of Crécy of 26 August 1346 between the troops of the French king Philip VI. and the English under King Edward III.

The for Philipp VI. lost battle marked the actual beginning of the Hundred Years War. Philipp lost the battle mainly because of the complete indiscipline of the noble knighthood.
Instead of waiting on the battlefield as arranged by Philipp until all the troops are gathered to attack with all one's might, the noble lords attacked with their entourage as they arrived on the battlefield.

King Edward III. had set up his troops in a new tactic: he leaves the knights dismount from the horse and to stand next to the bowmen.
This was psychologically a brilliant move. It showed the infantry that the knights could not to ride off if it went badly. Militarily it was brilliant too, because now the archers had a sense of security, and could constantly fire the attacking French knights as the few knights who came through were cut down by the English knights and their spit servants.

Despite the brilliant tactics of Edward III, the English would have been lost Philipp VI would have had his noble knighthood firmly in his hand, because the English could not have withstood the closed attack of the French.
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