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Al-Andalus and the Reconquista 711 - 1492
Posted 22 Oct 2002
A Muslim army from Morocco defeated the Visigothic King of Spain in 711 AD and over the next few years imposed Islamic rule over much of the Iberian Peninsular. But a rump Christian state remained and over many centuries managed to reconquer Spain and Portugal.
- A Timeline in five parts:
- How I wargame the period
- Order of Battle including material on the Armies of Al-Andalus.
- Painting Guide
- Lists of rulers for both
- A snippet about an interesting character that emerges from the gloom of 11th century Spain: Samuel Ha Nagid.
- An interesting little tid bit about Chess - an antique wargame with a Spanish connection.
- A list of sources